Staton Flurry

Staton Flurry

Born: July 12, 1990, Hot Springs, Ark.
Resides: Hot Springs, Ark.
Primary business: Real estate investor

•    Staton Flurry’s family owns several parking lots around Oaklawn, which only fueled his desire a child for another type of ownership one day. “Growing up on the lots, I came in contact with many horsemen that would invite me to come over and watch their horses run,” Flurry said. “I knew at a young age I wanted to own a racehorse.”

•    Flurry purchased his first horse (Let’s Get Fiscal) March 23, 2012, at Oaklawn, a $15,000 claim that occurred shortly before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from nearby Henderson State University.

•    Has 12 horses in training. Employs Brad Cox, among Oaklawn’s top 5 trainers the last few years, and Karl Broberg, the country’s winningest trainer the last three years.

•    Flurry’s top horses include 2016 Oaklawn allowance winner Wabel, 2014 Saratoga starter-allowance winner Prosecution and stakes winners Little Miss Flurry, Patchofbadweather and Uncle Brennie.

•    A huge LSU football fan (an uncle played linebacker for the Tigers in the 1960s), Flurry named Fournette, a 4-year-old Tizway colt, after the school’s All-American tailback, Leonard Fournette. The colt overcame a stress fracture of his tibia to win his July 15 career debut at Belmont Park.

•    “We had so many setbacks with him, but never gave up on him because we knew how talented he was,” Flurry said. “Seeing over a year’s worth of patience and hard work from Brad and his crew pay off was very rewarding.”