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Birth Date: June 08, 1957
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Won the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity in 1989 with Drag Race.
Was the second-leading trainer at the 2012 fall meeting at Golden Gate Fields.
Nearly upset Northern California training kingpin Jerry Hollendorfer at the 2008 Bay Meadows spring meeting but came up one victory short (55-54) while finishing second.
Tied for second with Jerry Hollendorfer at the 2008 Golden Gate Fields meeting, a season in which William E. Morey took the crown from Hollendorfer.
Also finished tied for second at the 2006 spring meeting at Golden Gate Fields.
Finished third in the trainer standings at the following Golden Gate Fields meetings: 2012 summer (tied with Steve Specht), 2010-2011 winter/spring, 2007-2008 winter, 2006-2007 winter, 2006 summer/fall, 2005 fall, and 2005 spring.
Won a career high 167 races in 2008 and tied for 12th in the nation in victories.
Finished 99th in the nation in earnings in 2008 when his runners banked $1,908,431.
Ranked 15th in the nation in victories in 2006 when he won 145 races.
Finished 27th in the nation in wins in 2007 when he saddled 129 winners.
Sported a winning percentage of better than 30 percent four consecutive years (32.9 in 2006, 31.5 in 2005, 37.6 in 2004, and 33.3 in 2003).
Won with 15 of his 36 starters (an amazing 41.6 percent) at the 2005 spring meeting at Golden Gate Fields.
Won races at an incredible 42.3 percent clip during the 2004-2005 winter meeting at Golden Gate Fields, amassing 22 wins from 52 starters and finishing fourth in the standings.
Started only 25 runners at the 2004 fall meeting at Bay Meadows but won with 10 of them (40.0 percent) and finished in a three-way tie for eighth place in the standings.
Trained multiple stakes-winners Ain’t No Other (2011 Harry Henson Stakes at Hollywood Park and 2011 Livermore Valley Wine Stakes at Pleasanton) and Somethinaboutlaura (2006 Foster City Handicap and 2005 Palo Alto Handicap at Bay Meadows).
Captured the 2010 Joseph T. Grace Handicap at Santa Rosa with Irish-bred Moudez, a
6-year-old horse who was making his first start following a layoff of more than three years.
Notched a pair of stakes wins in June 2008, taking the Work the Crowd at Golden Gate Fields with Bellsblade and the Everett Nevin at Pleasanton with Squallcreek.
Won three stakes in Northern California in 2006, including the $100,000 Work The Crowd Handicap with Eleanor Rose.
Took the 2005 Miss America Handicap at Bay Meadows with First Draft and the 2005 Vallejo Stakes at Golden Gate Fields with Lunachick.
Trained multiple stakes-winner Music Prospector, who in 1990 captured the Santa Catalina Stakes at Santa Anita and ran fourth in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.
Sent out Music Prospector to victories in the Silky Sullivan and Kensington Handicaps at Golden Gate Fields in 1992.
Saddled the winners of three consecutive races at Golden Gate Fields on April 14, 2012.
First job on the racetrack was as a groom for trainer John Sullivan. He went on to work for Mike Mitchell and became his stable foreman.
Began his training career in 1987 at Del Mar and notched his first win at the seaside track that year.
Has been based in the Bay Area since the early 1990s but had a two-year (2001-2002) hiatus in Japan.
Is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara.