Robert Patzner, a deaf man from Council Bluffs, IA, operated owned
thoroughbreds and raced these at local race tracks during the
seventies through nineties. It was not a full time occupation
with him, as he held down a regular job – more of a hobby
operation. In one good year, he owned three horses, and one
of them won a stakes race, and he grossed $64,000 in prize money.