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Birth Date: May 22, 1964
Birth Place: Cambridge, England
2014 SEASON: tied for seventh in the local standings with 30 victories, including a stakes victory by Ilikecandy in the Maryland Racing Media Stakes…ranked 17th in North America with 145 victories, including four G1 wins by Eclipse Award winner Main Sequence, and seventh in earnings (career-high $10.5 million).
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: finished in the top 10 among Maryland conditioners seven straight years from 1995-2001…Animal Kingdom won the 2011 Kentucky Derby (G1), finished second in the Preakness Stakes (G1) and earned Eclipse Award honors for top 3-year-old male…Went The Day Well finished fourth in the 2012 Kentucky Derby (G1) and competed in the Preakness Stakes (G1)…Bay Eagle ran eighth in the 2001 Preakness, while Equality competed in the 2002 running of the middle jewel…won 2008 Tesio Stakes with Icabad Crane, who finished third in the Preakness three weeks later…Adriano finished 19th in the 2008 Kentucky Derby…saddled Chilito to off the board finishes in both the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in 1998… Better Talk Now won a pair of Grade 1 races in 2004 (Sword Dancer and Breeders’ Cup Turf) and 2005 (United Nations and Man O’ War) and won the 2006 Dixie Handicap (G2) on the Preakness undercard…captured the Dixie (G2) with Dr. Brendler in 2003…earned his first Grade 1 victory when Film Maker won the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Keeneland in 2003…Film Maker captured the Gallorette Handicap (G3) on the Preakness undercard two years later…scored his first graded-stakes win at Pimlico with Gala Spinaway in the 1993 Polynesian (G3)…Bullsbay won the 2009 Harrison Johnson Stakes at Laurel and went on to win the Whitney Handicap (G1) later in the year…won the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Turf (G1) with Shared Account…first victory was with Bounding Daisy in 1993 at Laurel Park…trained Your Out to the 2000 Maryland two-year old filly of the year honors…the horse won three stakes races including the Maryland Million Lassie…won a pair of races on Maryland Million Day in 1998…captured his seventh Maryland Million victory when Miss Lombardi won the 2008 Ladies…saddled his 1,000th winner at Laurel Park with Lucky Bachelor on November 16 2006.
PERSONAL: worked for Jonathan Sheppard from 1985-90 and Bernie Bond in 1991, then assumed Bond’s stable when that trainer retired.