His wife is Randi. They have two children - son Gary and daughter Andrea.
He opened a public stable in 1976 in California and developed Bad 'n Big into his first major stakes winner in 1977 and '78. Richard experience d the richest day of any trainer in history during the 2003 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita when he sent out four winners and amassed total earnings of $4,564,040 .
|• He has won six straight million-dollar races in Southern California from the 1996 Hollywood Gold Cup through the 1998 Santa Anita Handicap with Siphon, Dare and Go, Gentlemen and Malek.|