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Craig Lewis

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Stats updated on 11/17/2018
Craig Lewis
Birth Place:Los Angeles, CA
Residence:Arcadia, CA
Base Track:Santa Anita
Started Training:1981
Worked Under:Hirsch Jacobs

Took out license in 1981 following a tour of duty learning under Hall of Fame trainer Hirsch Jacobs … Developer of popular and talented Larry The Legend, a $2,500 colt who won three stakes in 1995, including the Santa Anita Derby and was a major Triple Crown prospect until injured prior to Kentucky Derby … Named for trainer’s brother, Larry, who coached the Long Beach Little League team to consecutive world titles in 1992-93 … Trained Cutlass Reality to five stakes victories in 1988, including the Hollywood Gold Cup and The Californian, giving Lewis his first Grade I victories … Cutlass Reality finished seventh in that year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic … Won 1988 Grade I Del Mar Futurity with Music Merci, who went on to finish fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile that year and first in the 1989 San Rafael, Illinois Derby and Malibu Stakes … Winner of nine stakes races at Del Mar … Among best horses trained is multi stakes-winning grass female Valentine Dancer, victress in the Sunshine Millions John Deere Filly and Mare Turf in 2004 plus in 2005 the Fran’s Valentine Stakes and Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf again … Leading trainer at Hollywood Park’s 1988 spring/summer meet … Four-time leading trainer at Fairplex Park … Earned bachelor’s degree in history from University of California, Berkeley, and studied law at Pacific Coast College … Single.

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