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Birth Date: September 02, 1956
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2013 SEASON: had 12 winners at the major Maryland tracks…Bold Affair won three stakes races in the state before retiring after a victory in the Primonetta Stakes at Pimlico... the daughter of Two Punch won 12-of-19 races, including nine stakes, with earnings of nearly $720,000.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: ranked in the top 100 in wins six times in an eight-year period from 2001-2008…won a career-best 115 races in 2006, which ranked 37th nationally…saddled winners at a 24% clip in 2005, the best ratio at the major Maryland tracks…Bold Affair won five stakes races in the state during a sensation 4-year old campaign in 2012, including the Maryland Million Distaff by 13-1/4 lengths …saddled Michael’s Pride to a surprise win in the 2003 Maryland Million Sprint…won 2007 Maryland Million Turf Sprint with Happy Surprise…terrific first time off a claim in 2002, winning at a 32% clip…named outstanding trainer by MTHA in 1989…saddled his first winner with Red Lace at Laurel Park in 1977…earned his 1,000th winner with Warison at Laurel Park on February 21, 2005.
PERSONAL: wife Tammy is an exercise rider and owner…daughter Maggie was Miss Preakness in 2008 and is now the paddock reporter for the New York Racing Association at Belmont Park, Aqueduct and Saratoga.