I finally had a chance to meet him yesterday, after the races, at the Derby in the bar area.
This guy is one of the most classy, kind, good people in the business. He was generous enough to spend a few minutes telling me about Canonize, one of my favorite horses, and I really enjoyed our brief conversation.
I will continue to play this guy's first time starters as he has no peer in that category, in my opinion.
I know that CatthiefofKy (Jean) has raved about Ron after she met him in Kentucky, and I think she had a similar experience w/him as well. Seriously, if there is a better guy in horse racing than Ron Ellis, I haven't met him.