CA Trainer Directory
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Started in the horse business as a standardbred owner in 1977 … Two years later he took out his trainer’s license and became California’s top conditioner through the mid-80s … Switched full time to Thoroughbreds in 1987 … At one point in harness racing career, won training titles at 17 straight meets … Has had two major stakes winners: Southern Truce, whom he claimed for $16,000 in March 1991 and developed into a two-time Grade I stakes winner, including an upset of two-time champion Paseana in the 1993 Santa Margarita, and Forty Niner Days, who brought the trainer his biggest purse score when he won the $400,000 Golden Gate Handicap in 1991 … The trainer’s New Zealand connection goes back more than 20 years through bloodstock agent Peter Larkin, from whom he had bought more than 200 NZ harness horses, but more recently dozens of Thoroughbreds, including Bay Meadows Handicap winner Robinski … Has also won stakes with To B. Super and I’m the Business … Won the 2005 Turf Paradise Derby with General John B. who later was beaten only a half-length by Buzzards Bay in the Santa Anita Derby. However, an injury removed the gelding, whom Stein calls his best horse ever, from the Triple Crown trail … In 2005 also won Belmont Park’s Sport Page ’Cap with Gotaghostofachance … Won Del Mar’s Daisycutter Handicap last summer with Starkay … Family: one daughter; one son.
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