In 1984, Vice President George Bush, who owned a Cigarette, came to Miami to personally test-drive Aronow's prototype for the Blue Thunder drug interdiction boats for U.S. Customs. From left: Willie Meyers, Bush (in ski goggles), two Secret Service men, and Aronow. Photo courtesy John Crouse


An Aronow family Christmas card photo, with Don, Lillian, and son Gavin. Photo courtesy Newcomb and Fran Green


Don and Lillian in the Winner's Circle. At left, his trainer Newcomb Green. In 1985, Don’s stable was the top winner at Gulfstream Park. Photo courtesy Newcomb and Fran Green


In 1983, Aronow entered a horse, My Mac, in the Kentucky Derby. Wearing his Cigarette Racing Team jacket, he converses with Howard Cosell. Photo courtesy Newcomb and Fran Green


Ben Kramer and his racing pals, from left: Willie Falcón, Keith Eickert, Sal Magluta, Bobby Saccenti, and Kramer. Later, the feds indicted Falcón and Magluta, alleging they smuggled into the U.S. 75 tons of cocaine worth $2.1 billion. Separately, Kramer was indicted for smuggling marijuana into the U.S. and laundering $300 million in proceeds. Photo courtesy John Crouse

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