Maker Represented by 1,000th Winner
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 3/16/2013 6:45:49 PM
Last Updated: 3/19/2013 11:27:06 AM

Magical Season is the 1000th winner for Mike Maker.
Photo: Hodges Photography

Trainer Mike Maker was represented by his 1,000th career winner March 16 when Magical Season won the third race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (VIDEO).

A 4-year-old gelded son of Value Plus owned by William J. Butler, Magical Season ran the 5 1/2 furlongs on turf in 1:03.70 in the $24,000 claiming race.

A 44-year-old native of Michigan, Maker began his career at Detroit Race Course and Hazel Park in Michigan, working with his father, George Maker. In 1993, Maker began a 10-year stint with Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas and established his own stable in 2003.

Among the top horses trained by Maker have been 2011 champion 2-year-old colt Hansen, grade I winner Stately Victor  , and stakes winners Artemus Kitten, Derby Kitten, and Juanita.
 



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