John F. Martin

Birth Date:
Birth Place: Riverside, California

Twitter: @JFMIV
Career Highlights:
Won the training championship at the 2013 and 2014 Big Fresno Fair meets; tied for the title at the Big Fresno Fair in 2011 and 2009 
Captured the training championship at the San Joaquin County Fair meeting in Stockton in 2005 and 2008
In 2006 Won the $138,000 Claiming Crown Jewel with Me My Mine one start after claiming the gelding for $40,000
Additional Information: 
Has been involved with horses his entire life as he grew up on Alamo Ranch, a breeding, training and layup facility in Riverside that was owned and operated by his father, Jack.  
Took out his trainer’s license in 1984 and started his career with quarter horses at Bay Meadows, Los Alamitos, and the fair circuit; stakes-winning quarter horses Martin trained include Skirt Chasin Alibi and Bigojetairliner.
Had great success with appaloosas on the summer fair circuit and trained many stakes-winning appys, including Papa John, who won 10 straight races. 
Started to make the switch to thoroughbreds in the mid-1990s and competed full time at a thoroughbred meeting for the first time in 1997 at Bay Meadows. 
Stakes Wins:
Exceeding: 2005 California Turf Sprint Championship 
Me My Mine: 2006 Phil D. Shepherd; 2006 Claiming Crown Jewel 
Onebigbag: 2004 Saratoga H. 
She’s Sensational: 2009 Sun City H.; 2009 Glendale H.; 2008 Alameda County H. 
Strong Faith: 2006 Hillsborough H.; 2006 Half Moon Bay; 2006 Muir Woods