Steve Asmussen

Steve was born in South Dakota but moved to Texas at a young age. He grew up in a horse racing family, with his father a jockey and mother a trainer. He spent a few years as a jockey before becoming a trainer, winning his first race in 1986. He has been a successful trainer for 25+ years and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.
Achievements:
• 2016 Hall of Fame
• Eclipse Award Outstanding Trainer – 2008 and 2009
• 1st Place 2016 Belmont – Creator
• 1st Place 2009 Preakness – Rachel Alexandra
• 1st Place 2007 Preakness – Curlin
• 1st Place 2017 Breeders Cup Classic – Gun Runner
• 1st Place 2007 Breeders Cup Classic – Curlin

Wesley Ward

Wesley is a retired American champion jockey, winning the 1984 Eclipse Award Oustanding Apprentice Jockey award. He started training professionally in 1991 and since has won more than 1700 races.
Achievements:
• 1st Place 2014 Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf – Hootenanny
• 1st Place 2014 Breeders Cup Filly And Mare Sprint – Judy the Beauty

• 1st Place Royal Ascot Queen Mary Stakes – Acapulco
• Multiple Graded Stakes Winning Trainer – Sunset Glow, Undrafted, Pleasant Prince, Shrinking Violet, Cannonball, Bear Fan

Mike Maker

Mike was born in Michigan into a horse racing family. He worked as an assistant trainer under Hall of Famer trainer D. Wayne Lukas for 10 years before going out on his own in 2003.
Achievements:
• 1st Place 2011 Breeders Cup Juvenile – Hansen
• 1st Place 2009 Breeders Cup Dirt Mile – Furthest Land
• 3rd Place 2014 Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Sprint – Thank You Marylou
• Multiple Grade 1 Winning Trainer – Hansen, Bigger Picture, Stately Victor, Furthest Land, Admiral Kitten, Kitten’s Dumplings, Al’s Gal

Bill Spawr

Bill began working at the racetrack in high school and became an assistant blacksmith at age 19. He would later open and manage a veterinary hospital and work as an assistant trainer before going out on his own in the late 1970s.
Achievements:
• 1st Place 2011 Breeders Cup Sprint – Amazombie
• Multiple Graded Stakes Winning Trainer – Midnight Bisou, Skye Diamonds, Amazombie, Exchange, Bordonaro, Enjoy the Moment, Sensational Star, Mister Gennaro