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Birth Date: October 29, 1974
Birth Place: Heron, South Dakota
2013 SEASON: ranked sixth in the local standings with 39 victories…finished in the top 10 at all three meets at the major Maryland tracks…earned his 2,000th career winner with Caylee’s Song at Laurel Park on November 28…saddled three winners at Laurel on October 3…captured his seventh consecutive training title at Tampa Bay Downs…ranked sixth in North America with 221 victories and 28th in earnings ($4.1 million).
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 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 winner was with Blue Rocket at Canterbury Park on August 21, 1999.
PERSONAL: worked in the Canterbury Park media relations office after graduating from South Dakota University.