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.
• 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