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Birth Date: September 02, 1956
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2011 SEASON: ranked 15th in the Maryland standings with 21 victories…had two win days on May 7 (Pimlico) and November 25 (Laurel Park).
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: won a career-best 115 races in 2006, which ranked 35th nationally… saddled winners at a 24% clip in 2005, the best ratio at the major Maryland tracks…runner-up to Tony Dutrow for best winning percentage in the state in 2003, winning at a 27% clip…saddled Michael’s Pride to a surprise win in the 2003 Maryland Million Sprint…won 2007 Maryland Million Turf Sprint with Happy Surprise…terrific first time off a claim in 2002, winning at a 32% clip…ranked in the top 25 among Maryland trainers seven times in the 1990’s, including a seventh place finish in 1999 and an eighth place finish in 1991…named outstanding trainer by MTHA in 1989…saddled his first winner with Red Lace at Laurel Park in 1977…earned his 1,000th winner with Warison at Laurel Park on February 21, 2005.
PERSONAL: wife Tammy is an exercise rider and owner…daughter Maggie was Miss Preakness in 2008 and is now the paddock reporter for the New York Racing Association at Belmont Park, Aqueduct and Saratoga.