6 Entrepreneurs With a Horse in the Race

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Horse: Done Talking
Owners: Robert "Willie" White , Lou Rehak, and Robert Orndorff
Business: Mid-Atlantic Door Group

Willie White and Lou Rehak were childhood friends and neighbors long before they started the Mid-Atlantic Door Group, a garage and overhead door company based in Beltsville, Maryland. (Bob Orndorff went to high school with White.) The trio began their foray into horse-racing in 1992. They're a close-knit crew—they even named one their horses Mr. O'brien after one of their faithful employees, Seamus O'brien. The owners are so close, in fact, that according to their trainer, Robin Graham, "people often forget who is Willie and who is Lou. They're just 'Lou and Willie'…like one name."