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Cherie DeVaux /Trainer

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 races in 2021 (19 percent strike rate), compared to 12 wins (11 percent) in 2020. She hit the board with her first Breeders’ Cup runner, Tarabi, in the 2021 Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Del Mar.

A Saratoga-area native, DeVaux grew up in racing and her family is heavily involved with harness horses. After studying pre-med in college, she decided to pursue a life with horses.

DeVaux was instrumental in champion Lady Eli’s return to racing after a serious foot injury sidelined the filly for over a year.

DeVaux is married to bloodstock agent David Ingordo.