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Donna Freyer

The name Donna Freyer is familiar in the racing industry for many reasons. The owner and operator of Custom Care Equine, a breaking and training facility in Camden, South Carolina, Freyer has blazed trails throughout her life. The New Jersey native graduated from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire just a few years after its inception as a coeducational institution. She founded one of the first all-female ownership groups in racing, Fast Women LLC. The Donna Freyer Stakes for 2-year-old fillies who have spent at least 90 days training in South Carolina was named her honor.  It is run annually at Parx Racing. “Donna is an excellent horsewoman.  She has insight into yearlings and is very patient in getting babies ready for the track.  When a 2-year-old gets to the track under Donna’s tutelage, it has a great foundation and is ready for the next step.  She’s also super with layups