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Birth Date: November 06, 1962
Birth Place: Washington, D.C.
2014 SEASON: tied for 26th in the Maryland standings with 11 victories…leading trainer at Presque Isle Downs, winning 30 races from just 86 starters.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: finished in the top three Maryland for 16 consecutive years (1991-2006)…leading trainer in 1991, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004…has 31 training titles at the major Maryland tracks on his resume…best year was 2001 when he was the fourth leading trainer in the country with 235 wins and earned a career-best $4.4 million dollars… won 2001 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) with Prized Stamp at odds of 17-1…Heros Reward was named Maryland-based Horse of the Year for second consecutive year-season in 2008 which included a repeat victory in the Turf Sprint on the Preakness undercard and a fifth place finish in the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint…Heros Reward won the won the Shakertown Stakes (G3) at Keeneland in April 2009 and finished on the board in graded races at Woodbine and Belmont Park, in a second place finish in the Jaipur Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park became the 19th Maryland-bred millionaire… tied atop the Maryland Million standings with 10 victories when Monster Sleeping won the 2013 Ladies…Due earned the trainer his eighth win on Maryland Million day with an upset victory in the 2006 Classic… saddled two winners on Maryland Million Day in 1999… won four races in one day at Laurel in 1989…saddled eight consecutive winners (seven at Laurel) during the first week of March in 2003…maiden victory was Who’s Lucky in February 1981 at Bowie Race Course…won his 1,000th race in 1996 and 2,000th six years later…became the 27th trainer in North American history to win 3,000 races when Father Mudd captured the ninth race at Laurel Park on February 23, 2012…considers G3 winner Wind Splitter (11th in the 1989 Kentucky Derby) the best horse he’s ever trained.
PERSONAL: younger brother Gary is also a Maryland-based trainer.