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

Simon Callaghan

Simon is a native of Great Britain, where he worked as an assistant trainer for his father. He moved to the United States and set up his stable in Southern California in 2009.
Achievements:
• 2nd Place 2015 Kentucky Derby – Firing Line
• 3rd Place 2016 Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Sprint – Taris
• Multiple Grade 1 Winning Trainer – Bellafina, Firing Line, Taris, American Gal, Dubawi Heights, Moonshine Memories, Fashion Plate, Abel Tasman, Belle Royale

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