Two-Minute Lick - Bob Bowman
Bob Bowman is best known as the coach of champion swimmer Michael Phelps, who set a record for the most gold medals in the Olympics among many other accomplishments. Bowman is an avid fan of horse racing and has entered into a Thoroughbred racing partnership with Phelps, enjoying success with horses such as Cerro. From 2005-2008, he was the head coach for the University of Michigan men's swimming & diving team and since 2008 is the CEO/Head Coach for North Baltimore Aquatic Club.
Name: Bob Bowman
What I do for a living: swimming coach
How and when I was introduced to Thoroughbred Racing: 1992, by a colleague
My favorite racetrack: Keeneland
My favorite Thoroughbred racing event: Breeders’ Cup
Other sports/teams I follow: Baltimore Ravens, Florida State Seminoles
What I would like to see more of in Thoroughbred racing: younger fans
What I would like to see less of in Thoroughbred racing: pushing young horses to get them sales ready
3 words that define what Thoroughbred Racing means to me: athleticism, beauty, heart
First Thoroughbred track I ever attended was: Golden Gate Fields
Favorite all-time Thoroughbred: Secretariat
My personal best moment in the sport of Thoroughbred racing: winning my first stakes race with Vanderkaay and Rosie Napravnik
Best racetrack food can be found at: Keeneland
My favorite jockey: Gary Stevens
My favorite trainer: Graham Motion
My Heroes: Coach K, Bill Belichik
Person in Thoroughbred racing I’d like to have dinner with: D. Wayne Lukas
My philosophy on life: It goes on.
Favorite quote or motto: Don’t count the days, make the days count.
Favorite animal other than a horse: dog
Favorite non-Thoroughbred racing sports event I have attended: Olympic Games
Favorite food: steak
Favorite vacation spot: Australia
Favorite city: Sydney
Favorite Musician/band: New York Philharmonic
Favorite all-time movie(s): Hoosiers
Favorite TV Show: "Friday Night Lights"
Favorite hotel: Mondrian L. A.
Websites I visit daily: Blood-Horse, SwimSwam, USA Today,
What I drive: Chevy Silverado
Pet Peeve: laziness
Favorite movie about horse racing: Phar Lap
Which actor would play me in a movie: no clue
Alma Mater: Florida State University
Favorite shows/channels: Mike and Mike ESPN, NFL Network, HRTV, Cooking Channel
Best Book I recently read: "The Talent Code"
Favorite Memento: warm-up jacket Michael Phelps wore in his first Olympic Games
Favorite Dessert: anything with ice cream
Favorite Drink: Opus One
Favorite Scent: Lavender
What I like about my job: helping young people reach their dreams
Favorite Tech gadget: iPhone
Twitter Handle: @coach_bowman
People I follow on Twitter: Graham Motion, Michael Phelps, Joe Flacco
No. 1 Bucket List Item: win the Derby