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It Pays to Dream Racing Stable, Inc. (IPTD) Secretary Dolores Renick spends a moment with jockey Jose L. Vernezuela (left) and assistant trainer Isiais Morfin outside the Jack Carava barn at Santa Anita.
Photo by Greg Renick
Trainer Jack Carava and It Pays to Dream Racing Stable, Inc. (IPTD) President Greg Renick spend time with Greg Burns or IPTD's Unbridled Rocket at the Jack Carava barn at Santa Anita.  Unbridled Rocket won once, pleased second four times and third once, earnng $28,465 in nine starts for the partnership before being claimed.
Photo by Dolores Renick


It Pays to Dream Racing Stable, Inc. (IPTD) Secrerary Dolores Renick and President Greg Renick talk to trainer Jack Carava in the walking ring at Santa Anita prior to No Tricks for Jack's first start for Carava's Oakhart Racing and IPTD on February 12, 2016.
Photo by Monique Wallters

Greg Renick serves as President and Treasurer of It Pays to Dream Racing Stable, Inc. (IPTD).  He is IPTD's primary contact with trainer Jack Carava.   An avid racing fan for more than two decades, Renick has been a sports and general assignment reporter, as well as a Public Information Officer for the California Museum of Science and Industry and the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services.  He has attended numerous forums on race horse ownership and conformation clinics sponsored by the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC).   A graduate of St. Mary's College of California, Renick also serves as IPTD's Treasurer. 

Dolores Renick serves as IPTD Secretary, a position she has held since IPTD's inception.  Her responsibilities include recording minutes of IPTD Board and Shareholder meetings.  Her experience includes more than two decades in administrative services with four government agencies.

Jack Carava, who has trained more than 1,060 winners since going on his own in 1992 after working for trainers Joe Griffin and Jerry Fanning, is responsible for identifying possible IPTD claims and purchases, training of IPTD horses, selection of races and identifying prospective partners.

Horses trained by Jack have earned more than $30.9 million.   Graded stakes winners he has trained include Purse as Gold, winner of the Grade I Bing Crosby Handicap, the Grade III San Simeon Handicap and $255,000; First Intent, winner of the Grade II Potrero Grande Breeders' Cup Handicap, the Grade III Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap and $411,658; and Mr. Napper Tandy, winner of the Grade II San Francisco Mile Stakes and $384,103.


 In addition, Jack has trained at least 17 other horses that have garnered at least $153,660 in earnings, including Epic Power, winner of the California Cup Handicap and $644,826, and Royal F.J., graded stakes placed earner of more than $550,000. Other accomplishments include saddling more winners than any other trainer during the 2001 spring/summer meeting at Hollywood Park and the 2002 Oak Tree at Santa Anita meeting.

Since teaming with Jack, IPTD has been involved in two partnerships, winning twice, placing second five times and third twice in 18 starts, generating $49,710 in gross earnings for the two partnerships and $9,650 for IPTD.

"Owning horses trained by Jack has been a oal of IPTD for a long time," said IPTD President Greg Renick. "I'm glad he was willing to train for us, particularly since we're a small operation.  So far, he's arranged for us to partner on three horses and in most of those races our horses have been well-bet and performed well.   More importantly, he's involved us in two great partnerships."