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Trainer John Sadler Joins WPT Team

January 10, 2011 · By · Share

We are pleased to announce that John Sadler has joined the West Point Thoroughbreds team as a new trainer for our California division.

Sadler brings an approachability and energy to the team.  Beyond his exceptional business skills, John is one of the most talented and successful horsemen in the country.

His success is well established over many years.  A veteran horseman, he saddled his first winner in 1979 at Golden Gate Fields before winning the first match race in the history of Santa Anita in 1991. He’s become a prominent figure not only in California, but in racing around the country. A well rounded horseman, Sadler rode show horses before making the transition to the racetrack, and tried out for the United States Olympic Equestrian team.

Sadler has won training titles at Hollywood Park, Santa Anita, Del Mar, and Oak Tree at Santa Anita. On December 26th, opening day at Santa Anita, Sadler swept all three graded stakes on the card, the LaBrea Stakes (G1) with Switch, the Sir Beaufort Stakes (G3) with Sidney’s Candy, and the Malibu Stakes (G1) with Twirling Candy. In 2010, Sadler passed the $60 million mark in earnings, and his runners earned over $7.3 million in the year alone. He takes great pride in his stable’s consistency and ability to win races in virtually every division.

Terry Finley on John Sadler, “John is one of the country’s premier trainers. He’s had horses run very well at the country’s finest venues. He has a vast knowledge of the industry and of the horse. We are very excited about our new partnership with him.”

John Sadler on West Point Thoroughbreds, “When West Point asked me to join their team, I immediately agreed. They are a top notch organization that selects and develops quality horses.They’ve enjoyed much success in California over the past few years, and I look forward to working with them.”

We look forward to a successful partnership with John and his team.


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