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Birth Date: October 29, 1974
Birth Place: Tampa, Florida
2012 SEASON: leading trainer in the state with 83 winners at the major Maryland tracks during the campaign, winning races at a 27% rate…had 17 multi-win afternoons, including four at Pimlico on May 11…Sneaky Lil won the Shine Again Stakes at Pimlico, a meet where Ness won 24-of-65 starts…captured his sixth consecutive training title at Tampa Bay Downs and also topped the standings at Delaware Park and Penn National and was second at Presque Isle Downs…led all North American trainers in wins, with 395 and his barn earned a career-best $6.8 million, which ranked 13th.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: arrived in Maryland in the fall of 2011 and won the Laurel fall stand with 34 victories from 112 starters…finished second nationally in wins in 2010 and 2011 and was fourth in 2009… took out his trainer’s license in 1999…first winner was with Blue Rocket at Canterbury Park on August 21, 1999.
PERSONAL: worked in the Canterbury Park media relations office after graduating from South Dakota University.