Bessie Gruwell

Bessie was born into the racing industry and obtained her trainers license at the age of eighteen. She began training horses full-time when her father Tom Lovelace passed away suddenly in 1983. She ran a successful racing stable for twenty-two years winning nearly four hundred races in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Bessie served as President of the DTHA from 1998 until 2005 when she then accepted the position of DTHA, Executive Director.

Supported by: 


              Breeders' Cup

Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association   National HBPA  National Steeplechase Association     TOBA      Oak Tree Racing  

   Keeneland  Lone Star Park   Remington Park Chruchill Downs, Inc

Maryland Jockey Club   TRA   Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau