Jamie Ness

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Birth Place: Heron, South Dakota

2017 540 86 104 89 $2,182,369
CAREER 10,674 2,669 1,814 1,551 $42,080,920

2017 SEASON: registered 24 wins in Maryland … tied for sixth at Laurel’s fall meet with 14 wins from 89 starters … went 6-for-51 at Laurel’s summer meet and 4-for-22 at its winter-spring stand … ended the year with his fewest wins and starts since 2006 … earned his first career graded stakes win with Ghost Hunter in the Arlington Handicap (G3); three starts earlier the Ghostzapper gelding ran third in the Henry S. Clark at Laurel … shared the Delaware Park training title with 22 wins, was tops with 147 starters and third with $466,505 in purse earnings … ranked fourth in wins (22) and ninth in purses ($243,966) at Tampa Bay Downs.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: tied with Mary Eppler for second-most wins in Maryland in 2016 at 45…ranked third in wins (22) and fourth in purse earnings ($466,238) at Laurel’s winter-spring meet…second in wins (11) and fifth in purses ($259,316) during the Preakness Meet at Pimlico…won fewer than 200 races for just the second time in eight years…finished as the second-leading trainer at Tampa Bay Downs with 39 wins…failed to win that track’s title for the first time since 2006…finished third in the local standings with 52 victories in 2015…won the Preakness Meet at Pimlico title with 24 wins and ranked second in purse earnings with $637,794…ranked third at Laurel Park’s fall  meet with 19 wins…captured his ninth consecutive training title at Tampa Bay Downs (46 wins)…ranked fourth in North America with 237 victories and 25th in earnings ($4,468,077)…leading trainer in the state in 2012 with 83 victories,  winning races at a 27% rate…had 17 multi-win afternoons, including four at Pimlico on May 11…Sneaky Lil won the Shine Again Stakes at Pimlico, a meet where he won 24-of-65 starts…led all North American trainers in wins in 2012, with 395 and the barn earned a career-best $6.8 million…finished second nationally in wins in 2010 and 2011 and was fourth in 2009…arrived in Maryland in the fall of 2011 and won the Laurel fall stand with 34 victories from 112 starters…first winnerwas with Blue Rocket at Canterbury Park on August 21, 1999…earned his 2,000th career winner with Caylee’s Song at Laurel Park on November 28, 2013.

PERSONAL: worked in the Canterbury Park media relations office after graduating from South Dakota University.