Derby Contenders

Rose Family Stable


  • Owned by Elsie Rose and her son Barry, who also trains the stable.
  • Started by Harold Rose, who was a legend in South Florida. Along with his wife Elsie they were known as the first couple of Florida racing.
  • After Harold’s passing in 2003 Barry took over the families racing operation.
  • Harold and his wife Elsie, has written four books about the family’s experiences in racing and in 2000 the family gained national attention with Hal’s Hope, who won the Florida Derby and became the sentimental favorite for the Kentucky Derby. He would run 16th.
  • Top runners for the Rose Family Stable include: Mia’s Reflection, Alisa’s Hope, Hal’s Image, and Hal’s My Hope.