Carlo Vaccarezza has been elected to the FHBPA Board twice. He serves on the Backstretch and Contract committees.
Vaccarezza was first introduced to horse racing as a young boy. His best horse was Little Mike, winner of both the Breeders’ Cup Turf and Arlington Million in 2012. His career earnings exceeded $3.5 million. “Little Mike was a dream of a lifetime on a lifetime of dreams,” says Vaccarezza. “He was everything to me and my family. To have a horse that won all those Grade I stakes, who took me and my family around the world to meet so many people, it’s like a dream come true.”
Vaccarezza was motivated to run for the FHBPA board to bring new perspective to the organization.
Vaccarezza is well known for his involvement with both Houston and Parkland Strong. His son Nicholas is a graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. His son Michael is a student there. Following the February 2018 shooting, Vaccarezza held a fundraiser at his restaurant Frank and Dino’s in Boca Raton. The event raised $200,000.
Vaccarezza was born in Italy. He now lives in Parkland, Fla. with his wife, Priscilla and his four children, Nicholas, Michael, Alexis and Alexandra. Nicholas is now a freshman at the University of Kentucky.