10/23/2017 11:36AM

Hargrave managing backside operations for Breeders' Cup


LEXINGTON, Ky. – When Kentucky horsemen arrive in the Del Mar stable area in the coming days and see the familiar face of Steve Hargrave, they might think they took a wrong turn somewhere.

Hargrave, director of backside operations at Churchill Downs, was hired by Breeders’ Cup Ltd. to serve in a similar capacity for the upcoming championships in Southern California. Hargrave also worked the 2015 BC at Keeneland “but this is my first one outside of Kentucky,” he said. He arrived Friday in Del Mar.

Hargrave, 47, has worked at Churchill for 25 years. In December 2010, he assumed the same role long-held by his father, Mike.