Horse Racing

Sam Ross, Breeze Easy Co-Owner, Died

Sam Ross (left) and coach Joe Orseno | coglian


Sam Ross, co-owner with Mike Hall of Breeze Easy, LLC, passed away on December 22, aged 79, in Jupiter, Florida.

Described as “the visionary behind many companies” – all based in his hometown of Parkersburg, West Virginia – Ross sold his SBR group in 2006, but continues to own Woodcraft Supply , LLC, a chain of stores specializing in woodworking operating in 34 states, and engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. In addition to the SBR sale, 2006 also marked the formation of the Ross Foundation, which supports charitable efforts in several counties of West Virginia.

Ross got into the livestock and racing industry in 2016 when he and business partner, Mike Hall, founded Breeze Easy, LLC. Quickly becoming a force on the track and in the auction ring – where it is now well represented as both a buyer and a seller – Breeze Easy has won a remarkable two races. the following year when Wesley Ward-trained Shang Shang Shang was transferred to Royal Ascot and captured G2 Norfolk S. The following year, another Ward student, Four Wheel Drive, went undefeated in three youth outings. minors, culminating in the GII Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Field Sprint. Other highlights of the Breeze Easy colorway are the sprint star, Imprimis; Late Night Pow Wow, a West Virginia hybrid who captured GIII Barbara Fritchie S. and was ranked I; Top scorer GIII Marine S. Easy Time; multi-stakes winner and the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Prize; and other stake winners make for curly‘s Honor (owned in partnership with John Oxley), Devine Mischief, make for curly‘s Catch and Karak. Most recently, Boppy O (owned in partnership with John Oxley) won GIII 2022 With Anticipation S. in Saratoga.

Ross leaves behind his wife, Susan Storck Ross, sons Samuel B. “Tres” Ross, III and Spencer Brownell Ross, and four grandchildren. A “Celebration of Life” ceremony will be held at a later date to be announced.

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