Bret Calhoun

Bret Calhoun

Anne M. Eberhardt

Calhoun Records Win No. 2,000

Veteran trainer reached the milestone at his home track, Lone Star Park.

Trainer Bret Calhoun won the 2,000th race of his career April 19 at Lone Star Park when Forty Winks won a claiming race under Clifton Berry (VIDEO).     

“It’s pretty exciting that it happened there, at my home track,” said Calhoun, a 47-year-old native of Grand Prairie, Texas. “It’s been a long time. You never expect to win that many races. It’s a significant amount. It feels good.” 
Calhoun has been in the top 10 of the trainer standings at Lone Star for 12 of 16 seasons. He was leading trainer there in 2010 and 2011 and has amassed earnings of over $10.9 million at the Grand Prairie track. 
Since recording his first win on April 1, 1994 at Trinity Meadows, Calhoun’s career has been highlighted by his first two Breeders’ Cup wins. In 2010, he took the Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) with Dubai Majesty and the Turf Sprint (gr. IIT) with Chamberlain Bridge. He also trained his first Eclipse Award winner that same year when Dubai Majesty was voted champion female sprinter.