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BY EMILY SHIELDS
Deron Pearson, CEO of the IT company Nexus IS, has enjoyed a parade of success since he first started buying horses two decades ago. Stakes winners such as Ticker Tape, Prize Exhibit, and Ocho Ocho Ocho made a name for Pearson across the country. But when Continental Divide took the $101,035 Graduation Stakes at Del Mar, the bay colt brought Pearson his first-ever California-bred stakes win.
Winning a stakes race at Del Mar was only fitting, as Pearson first found an interest in the sport by visiting the seaside oval with his grandfather.
“I started buying small interests in horses about 20 years ago,” said Pearson, “and built up my stable over time as money allowed.”
Pearson developed a working partnership with trainer James Cassidy, who helped Pearson buy a string of horses from England. “Jim was doing that already, so that was our angle at the beginning,” Pearson said. ….. Read the full story here.