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Brad Cox

Brad Cox is a two-time recipient of the Eclipse Award for outstanding trainer, scaling the heights of racing with champions Monomoy Girl and Essential Quality and Kentucky Derby winner Mandaloun. Brad won his first Breeders’ Cup event in 2018 with Monomoy Girl and since then has piled on seven more Cup triumphs, the most prestigious […]

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April Mayberry

The horse racing pedigree for the Mayberry family is incredibly deep: April is a fourth-generation trainer from both sides of her family. She and her mother, Jeanne, and sister, Summer, operate Mayberry Farm in Ocala. April’s great-grandfather, J.P., trained the 1903 Kentucky Derby winner, Judge Himes. Her father, Brian, captured the Kentucky Oaks in 1994 […]

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Greg Foley

Greg Foley is one of the winningest trainers in the history of Churchill Downs, his hometown track and site of perhaps the most prestigious victory in his nearly 40 years as a trainer when Sconsin prevailed in the $300,000 Eight Belles Stakes on Kentucky Derby day in 2020. Racing has long been a family business […]

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Mark Casse

Mark Casse is one of only three trainers who are enshrined in both the American and Canadian Racing Halls of Fame, along with Lucien Laurin and Roger Attfield. He stables in Louisiana, Florida, Kentucky, and at Woodbine near Toronto. Mark has trained 12 Canadian champions as well as American titlists Tepin (2015-2016 champion female turf […]

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Shug McGaughey

Shug McGaughey has been one of the premier trainers in America for more than 30 years, predominantly as the private trainer for the vaunted Phipps Stable, along with a few select outside clients. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Claude R. “Shug” McGaughey has been the Phipps family’s trainer since November 1985. In that time, he […]

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Steve Asmussen

Steve Asmussen is a two-time Eclipse Award winner for leading trainer and was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2016. Born in South Dakota, Asmussen had a brief stint as a jockey before shifting his focus to training racehorses. His success has been amazing, with over 8,000 wins, including […]

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John Sadler
John Sadler

Born in Long Beach California in 1956, John Sadler is a very experienced 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. Sadler […]

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Cherie DeVaux

Cherie DeVaux went out on her own in the spring of 2018 after spending nearly eight years as an assistant to Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown. Prior to working for Brown, she spent five years working for trainer Chuck Simon. Her stable has grown and moved up the ranks at a fast pace, winning 32 […]

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Eddie Woods

Eddie Woods is one of the very best young horse developers in the country and is among the top consignors of 2-year-olds year in and year out. A native of Meath, Ireland, he operates out of a 240-acre training center in Ocala, Florida. Eddie was a steeplechase jockey before moving to the United States and […]

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George Weaver

George Weaver was born in Louisville Kentucky and became interested in horse racing at a young age. In high school he worked as a hot walker for John Henning before working as a foreman for D. Wayne Lukas. He worked his way up to assistant for Lukas and developed horses such as Kentucky Derby winners […]

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