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Steve Knapp

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Stats updated on 11/20/2018
Steve Knapp
Birth Place:Los Angeles, CA
Residence:Chino Hills, CA
Base Track:Santa Anita
Started Training:1999
Worked Under:Jerry Dutton, Bob Hess, Jr.

Has been training only eight years, but has a solid barn of 45 horses, including some young runners … Basically has been a claiming trainer … Examples: Claimed Icantgoforthat for $50,000 and earned $500,000 in purse money with him; claimed The Candy Queen for $20,000 and made $160,000; claimed Secret Caper for $12,500 and ran up purses of $100,000 … Started in the Thoroughbred business as an owner with his father, Palmer Knapp, and trainer Jerry Dutton … Owned a uniform company for 15 years prior to casting his lot with the denizens of the backstretch … Worked a year with trainer Bob Hess, Jr. in an effort to learn as much about the game as he could … Says he likes to claim 2-year-olds that look like they can run … Won first training title at Oak Tree in 2005 with 16 winners, including Brite Maneuvers, a $40,000 claim, in Cal Cup Juvenile Stakes. Had another solid year in 2006 with 48 wins and earnings of $1,778,962 … Family: wife, Cori; two sons; one daughter.

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