Larry Johnson, owner of Legacy Farm in Bluemont, Va., has served for the past three years as an MTHA director and has also served for that same period as a director of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.
He has about 25 horses in training with Mike Trombetta. In 2011, he was ranked 75th nationally in money won, and in 2012 he was ranked 82nd nationally.
His recent stakes horses include Strike the Moon, earner of nearly $700,000, as well as stakes winners Heaven Knows What, Harbingerofthings, Allwewantforxmas and A Lover’s Question. Among the more successful horses he has bred or raced are Grade 1-winner Victor’s Cry, Delaware Oaks winner Sincerely, and the multiple graded stakes winners Street Magician and Despite the Odds.
Johnson stands Street Magician and Despite the Odds at Heritage Stallions in Chesapeake City. Street Magician’s first crop are 2-year-olds this year. Johnson is a certified public accountant who specializes in forensic accounting and frequently provides expert testimony throughout the country. He strongly supports continued unified efforts from the various racing stakeholders to preserve the foundation upon which slots proceeds have been allocated to the Thoroughbred community.
He is also committed to changes in the board necessary for proper governance and transparency and to making sure that the interests of all horsemen are properly represented.