LOEB FAMILY TRUST
George Loeb and his wife, the late Shirley Loeb, got their start in the racehorse business with a filly named Marjorie Ruth. Marjorie Ruth, who the Loebs bought at the PCQHRA Sale in 1970 at Los Alamitos, started the Loebs on a path that would take them to the top of the quarter horse racing world. George has been an active member of the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association for years, including as the Association's President, and always keeps the betterment of quarter horse racing in sight. At their ranch in Riverside, California, the Loebs breed and raise competitive racehorses year after year, and claim a few in between.
"When those horses do show a profit and make money, they put it right back into claiming horses. That is why they've been in the business all these years," said Chuck Treece, who trains for the Loebs and has known the couple for over 25 years.
One of the most successful claims of all time was one the Loebs made. Mr Doty Bars, a $2,500 claim in 1977, went on to win the Champion of Champions in 1979. In addition to Mr Doty Bars, the Loebs have also raced such top horses as St. Nicholas Express winner Elmer Go, Drat It, Sky Bow, Mr Alamitos Good and more recently, Brotherly. Brotherly was another savvy claim that turned out famously, as the gelding earned more than $303,000 and won stakes at distances from 350 yards to 870 yards. "I love my life. It's been hard, 7 days a week," said the colorful Shirley Loeb many years ago. "but it's the camaraderie, and the fun of going down in the winner's circle. It's really been nice. When we first started, George was bound and determined he was going to know everybody. Now, everybody knows George."
If you haven't had the opportunity to meet George, just hang around the winner's circle at Los Alamitos.With a strong stable of successful homebreds, you won't have to wait long before the Loebs get another win picture to add to their over- flowing scrapbook that started nearly thirty years ago with a horse called Marjorie Ruth.
Loeb Family Trust will be represented by the Thoroughbred Snoqualmie Ridge, who won four straight races to start the 2005 campaign, and Chrisn'denise, a multiple winner, which George Loeb claimed for $5,000 on March 27.