When Adel Salim was a boy in Lebanon, he often borrowed the horse next door while the neighbor was taking a nap. This love of horses stayed with him after he came to the United States, earned his Masters in Mechanical Engineering and went to work. He and his wife bought a farm and started buying and breeding Thoroughbreds that raced at Suffolk Downs.
In 2002, he got his trainer's license so that he could work with his own horses on the racetrack where this interview takes place. It was done just days after the Gaming Commission decided against giving the casino license to Mohegan Sun, which means the most probable demise of Suffolk Downs, the only remaining Thoroughbred racing track in Massachusetts and the end of the Massachusetts Thoroughbred Breeding Program and, undoubtedly, the end of many farms, like those of Adel Salim.
An Interview with Adel Salim