CA Trainer Directory
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Saddled his first winner, Impulsively, in 1987 … Most of his career has been devoted to claiming horses, but in past few years has upgraded his stock to some allowance and stakes-quality runners … Won his first Del Mar stakes in 1997 when 8-year-old First Intent, a former claimer, won the Bing Crosby Breeders’ Cup, a race he won again in 2006 with the 23-1 longshot Pure as Gold, giving the trainer his first success in a Grade I event … Father, Mike, trained Thoroughbreds in the late 1970s and early ’80s … Began career working for trainer Joe Griffin in 1984 … Later, worked for Jerry Fanning … Went on his own in 1992 … Major clients are La Cañada Stable and Lake Forest Stable … Leading trainer at 2001 Hollywood Park spring/summer meet … His 2001 accomplishments of 74 firsts and $2,165,087 in purses were both high-water marks for him … Leading trainer at Oak Tree in 2002 … Has had additional stakes success with Mother’s Meeting, Sunday Stroll, Global, Legendary Weave and Epic Power, the last-named accounting for the California Cup Mile in ‘06 … Family: wife, Cindy; two daughters.
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