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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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Dallas Stewart

Dallas Stewart trains for West Point Thoroughbreds in Kentucky, New Orleans, and Saratoga. Before venturing out on his own, he spent 12 years working under the tutelage of leading trainer D. Wayne Lukas. There he oversaw such world-class horses as Lady’s Secret, Winning Colors, Thunder Gulch, Serena’s Song, Timber Country, Tabasco Cat, and many other […]

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John Shirreffs

John Shirreffs is a Vietnam War veteran who has been training horses for nearly 40 years. He won the 2005 Kentucky Derby (G1) with Giacomo and is best known as the trainer of champion Zenyatta. In 2009 Shirreffs won the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic with Life is Sweet and the Breeders’ Cup Classic with Zenyatta. […]

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Dale Romans

Dale Romans saddled his first winner in 1987. He has deep racing roots. His father Jerry also trained thoroughbreds, and Dale grew up on the Churchill Downs backstretch with him. Dale took out his trainer’s license at age 18 and has since trained over 1,600 winners. He has won or tied for 10 training titles […]

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Todd Pletcher

Born in Texas, Todd began working with horses at Ruidoso Downs. His father, Jake Pletcher, trained Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds. After stints at Louisiana Downs, Ak-sar-Ben, Hollywood Park, and Del Mar, Todd enrolled in the University of Arizona’s Racetrack Industry Program. During college, he worked for D. Wayne Lukas and Charlie Whittingham. Upon graduation, he […]

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David Ingordo

West Point began working with bloodstock agent David Ingordo in early 2017. He’s one of the very best identifiers of young talent in the world. Born into a racing family, David started working for Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel at age 14 and worked his way up to assistant trainer by 18. His father, […]

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Christophe Clement
Christophe Clement

A native of France, Christophe Clement has become a top trainer in North American racing. Born into a family full of racing lovers in Paris, he learned the ropes from his father before working for top French trainer Alec Head. He then came to the United States and worked at Taylor Made Farm before a […]

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Reade Baker
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