FREDDIE ROACH TO PRESENT TROPHY AT SANTA ANITA, WORLD FAMOUS BOXING TRAINER TO APPEAR MARCH 7

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2010)—World famous boxing trainer Freddie Roach will be at Santa Anita on Sunday, March 7, and he will present the trophy for the afternoon’s feature race in a winner’s circle ceremony.

Roach, 49, is a former boxer who is a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame and he has been voted Trainer of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America on four different occasions. Regarded as one of the greatest trainers of all time, Roach currently works for superstar fighter Manny (Pac Man) Pacquiao. Roach has trained 25 world champions to date, including Pacquiao, who has held seven separate weight division championships.

“We’re honored to have Freddie join us,” said Santa Anita President Ron Charles. “There was a great story on him in Sports Illustrated recently and he really is the go-to-guy in his business. There’s a great deal of interest in Pacquiao’s upcoming fight with Joshua Clottey at Cowboy Stadium in Dallas on March 13 and I think a lot of fans, both racing and boxing, will come out to see Freddie here at Santa Anita. Let’s just hope he can pick horses as well as he does fighters.”

A native of Dedlam, Massachusetts, Roach now resides in Los Angeles and is the owner of the Wild Card Boxing Club/Gym in L.A.

First post time on Sunday will be at 12:30 p.m.

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