Trainer John Baird secured the 2,000th victory of his career Oct. 24 at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort when Monba Number Five posted a front-running win in the first race.
Six-time leading Oaklawn Park trainer Steve Asmussen earned his 7,000th North American victory April 1, when Drama Coach won the second race at Oaklawn to also give the trainer the sweep of the early Daily Double.
Trainer Steve Asmussen moved ahead of Hall of Fame conditioner Jack Van Berg into second place for most lifetime training victories when favored Jake Jourdan romped home 5 1/4 lengths in front March 28 at Fair Grounds.
On his 46th birthday, Steve Asmussen became the fifth trainer in history to record 6,000 wins when Basalt won the first race at Remington Park Nov. 18.
Trainer Steve Asmussen got his 5,000th training victory when Passion Rules won the 7th race at Woodbine Sept. 11
The life and accomplishments of Dale Baird, the all-time leading trainer by wins, were remembered in a "Celebration of Life" gathering at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Jan. 14.
By - Dan Liebman - I never met Dale Baird. In fact, I never even saw one of his horses win in person. But in 2005 I voted for him to gain inclusion in racing's Hall of Fame.
By - David Mullins - The word "legend" is used frequently these days to describe people. Some might say the term is overused. But when one calls Dale Baird a legend, the term is apt and fitting.
Services for trainer Dale Baird, who died in a motor vehicle accident in Indiana Dec. 23, have been scheduled.
Trainer Dale Baird, who has won more than 9,400 races, was killed when his SUV crossed the median on I-70 in Indiana the evening of Dec. 23.
Legend Lucy, a 2-year-old daughter of Comic Strip whose third dam produced Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Larry the Legend, was purchased by Tom Acker and Bob Toomajian for $67,000 to top Tuesday's sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale at Barretts Equine.
A Richter Scale colt was purchased by Berkey Bloodstock, as agent, for $62,000 to top Tuesday's sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age conducted by Barretts Equine Ltd.
Ten horses, five jockeys, and five trainers have been nominated for the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame, museum president John von Stade announced Monday. The slate of nominees is the first presented under the revised procedures of Thoroughbred racing's official national Hall of Fame.
By Evan Hammonds -- A pat on the back goes to all involved at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association for putting together a smooth and slick presentation of the 34th Eclipse Awards Jan. 24. A special nod should be given to Debbie Blair, the event coordinator and vice president of customer service at NTRA/Breeders' Cup.
Dale Baird, who has trained more winners than any Thoroughbred trainer in history, has been selected to receive a Special Eclipse Award.
By Dan Arrigo -- When I became involved in Thoroughbred racing in the 1950s, it was a sport of numbers. Now, it seems to be more of a business of numbers than a sport, but most racing fans still spend more time looking at the figures on a tote board--or on TVG--than they do admiring colorful silks or counting horse's legs in the post parade.
All-time leader Dale Baird became the first trainer to win 9,000 races Friday night when Frazee's Folly took the eighth race at Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort.
History was made Saturday at Timonium when trainer King Leatherbury became only the third conditioner to saddle 6,000 winners as Cherokee Sunrise captured the seventh race on opening day of the state fair meet.
Owner-trainer Dale Baird took the top two spots in both stakes on the Memorial Day program at the West Virginia track.
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