Don Robinson races standout turf mare Cambodia

By Carly Silver

Don Robinson has deep roots in the Kentucky soil. His grandmother owned 1933 Preakness winner Head Play, second in that year’s so-called “Fighting Finish Derby,” while his father boarded excellent runners at the family’s Winter Quarter Farm in Lexington. Robinson has reared many an excellent runner at Winter Quarter, but is now branching out. Along with boyhood friend Alan Schubert, Robinson races standout turf mare Cambodia, whom he co-bred with late partner Eric Kronfeld of Maverick Productions.

Five-year-old Cambodia has registered three graded stakes wins this year. She captured her last two races, the August 5 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (G2T) and September 2 John C. Mabee Stakes (G2T), back to back at Del Mar. “It’s kind of an amazing stroke of manna from heaven, what can I say?” Robinson said enthusiastically. “It was never really a goal; this just happened. I mean, it happened so deliberately and patiently, but I just can’t believe it’s happened. It’s wonderful.” [Read More]