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Chuck & Maribeth Sandford LLC

Chuck and Maribeth Sandford reside in Marengo Ilinois a suburb of Chicago and own Bag Makers Inc. a leading supplier of non woven paper and plastic bags. Maribeth founded the company in a dairy barn in 1980 and it now employs over 800 people worldwide and imprints over 80 million custom bags yearly to the corporate marketplace. The couple were featured in the rags to riches themed CNBC show' "How I Made My Millions" in 2011. From a small company to a multi millon dollar operation the company is family owned and operated with Maribeth and Chuck at the helm. Maribeth grew up in Louisville and Chuck has had a long time passion for horseracing so they ventured into the thoroughbred business in 2009. Putting together a small but select stable with purchases from the yearling and two year old in training sales, Chuck said after purchasing a sales topiing Tiznow colt, " to get into it at this level is just like a dream come true. It's a terrific industry."

Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races – will determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

California Chrome Wins America’s Greatest Race

164,906 fans pack historic Churchill Downs

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California Chrome is attempting to become only the fourth California-bred, Kentucky Derby winner in history and the first since Decidedly in 1962.