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John Sadler

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Stats updated on 11/14/2018
John Sadler
Birth Place:Long Beach, CA
Residence:Pasadena, CA
Base Track:Santa Anita
Worked Under:Tom Pratt, David Hofmans, Ed Gregson

2006 was his best year yet with 92 winners and earnings of more than $4 million … Stable was led by Healthy Addiction, winner of the Grade I Santa Margarita Handicap, Lady’s Secret B.C. Handicap and Del Mar’s Clement L. Hirsch ‘Cap. Also sent out upsetter Get Funky to win the Del Mar Derby … Won first Grade I race of career in 2004, when Our New Recruit posted big upset in Golden Shaheen Stakes in Dubai … Scored his second Grade I triumph when Victory Encounter, a $32,000 claim, captured Hollywood Park’s Vanity Handicap in ’04 … Has developed many fine sprinters, including Olympic Prospect, Frost Free and Track Gal … Last-named won Del Mar’s Rancho Bernardo Handicap three straight years (1995-97) … Saddled Ceeband in upset of eventual Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion Squirtle Squirt for a record $91.80 payoff in 2001 Triple Bend B.C. Handicap … Trained unbeaten Melair, who beat Snow Chief in the 1986 Silver Screen at Hollywood Park in 1:32 4/5 — a record for a mile on the dirt by a filly … Claimed Olympic Prospect for $50,000 and won more than $300,000 with him the next year while turning him into one of the nation’s top sprinters … Worked as a veterinarian’s assistant to Dr. Jack Robbins after leaving the University of Oregon … Rode show horses early in his life and at one point tried out for the United States Olympic equestrian team … Started with Thoroughbreds as a hot walker for trainer Tom Pratt while in high school … Served as assistant to David Hofmans and later took a string of horses to run in Northern California for the late Ed Gregson … Beat Quarter Horse champion Griswold in 1991 with his swift Valiant Pete in Santa Anita’s first match race, a $100,000 winner-take-all dash run in a world-record tying :44 2/5 for four furlongs … Has won 19 stakes at Del Mar, including the 2003 San Diego Handicap with Taste of Paradise and the 2004 Pirate’s Bounty Handicap with Our New Recruit … 2005 highlights included stakes successes with Musique Toujours, who staged a $142.20 shocker in winning the Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park; Healthy Addiction, Hasty Kris and Geronimo … Among his other stakes charges have been Christmas Boy, Three Peat, Southern Justice, Rosie’s K.T., Scooter Brown, Tomorrows Sunshine, Bountiful Dreamer, Let Bob Do It, Dr. Park, Waingarth, Tizbud, Hombre Rapido, Warning Zone and, more recently, Noble Court … Single.

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