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Birth Date: October 26, 1966
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland
2013 SEASON: tied for fourth in the local standings with 40 victories…it was the seventh consecutive top 10 finish for the barn in the state…won four stakes races during the Laurel Park winter meet: Ore Pass (Frank Whiteley), Private Tale (Native Dancer) and Moon Philly (Nellie Morse & Maryland Racing Media)…overall ranked 48th nationally in wins (101) and was 30th in earnings ($3.9 million)…has averaged 116 victories and more than $3.9 million in earnings the last seven years.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: became a major player during the 2006 Triple Crown scene with Sweetnorthernsaint, the betting favorite in the Kentucky Derby (G1) and runner-up in the Preakness Stakes (G1)…named 2005 Maryland Trainer of the Year by the MTHA…produced the best winning percentage at the major Maryland tracks (26%) in 2007…conditioned turf star Bop who set a pair of five furlong turf records in 2002, breaking marks at Colonial Downs and Penn National…For Silver won 2009 Maryland-bred sprinter of the year honors as a three-year-old with two stakes wins, including the Carry Back (G2) at Calder Race Course and finished second in a pair of Grade 3’s, including the Hirsch Jacobs on Preakness day…also trained multiple stakes winners Baltimore Belle, Your Bluffing, Weigelia, Ghostly Numbers and Princess Pelona…Spectacular Malibu gave the conditioner his first Maryland Million victory with a first place finish in the 2006 Lassie then won Distaff two years later…Doing Great was victorious in the 2010 Maryland Million Lassie, while Brushed by Love won the 2011 Maryland Million Oaks…first winner was with Amant De Cour at Atlantic City in 1986…reached 1,000 milestone with Allwewantforxmas at Charles Town on November 27, 2011.
PERSONAL: father owned horses when he was a teenager…owners now include Harry and Tom Meyerhoff, of Spectacular Bid fame, and Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos.