Jack Carava was born in Arcadia Methodist Hospital adjacent to Santa Anita Park and graduated from Arcadia High School a few furlongs away.
Small wonder that Carava feels completely at home at Santa Anita, where he is stabled most of the year while supervising one of the most consistent outfits on the Southern California circuit.
Carava, who previously worked privately for La Canada Stables, opened his stables to the “public” in 2011 and was quickly snatched up by LRF.
“I keep about 40 horses all the time,” said the personable brown-haired Carava from a seat in the mezzanine boxes overlooking the stretch at Santa Anita recently.
“I enjoy having a big barn, but never had any aspirations of a ‘mega’ barn,” said Carava.