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Top Trainers at Portland Meadows

Felimon Alvarado

Felimon Alvarado

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 80 13 15 13 16 51

 

First Win:  December 1999 at Portland Meadows with a horse named Yakima Whirl

Biggest Win(s):  $100,000 race at Hastings Park with Avenging Cat

Robert Austin

Robert Austin

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
13  0 3 0 0 23

 

First Win: Portland Meadows in 1989, I can't remember the horses name

Biggest Win(s):  Noholmeforthedevil, Only horse i've ever owned

Jeff Baker

Jeff Baker

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 51 4 7 3 8 27

 

First Win: At Playfair in 1996 with a horse named Round 7

Biggest Win(s):  North Dakota Derby with Marco T.

Cliff Balcom

Cliff Balcom

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 33 2 4 7 6 39

 

First Win: 1961 at Yakima Meadows with a horse named Fusser's Zipper, he paid $101 to win!

Biggest Win(s):  $100,000 QH Futurity at Belgrade Montana in 1964 with Leo Citon for JB McMeans

Linda Bartels Northam

Linda Bartels Northam

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
21  5 3 4 24 57

 

First Win:  Yakima Meadows in the mid 80's

Biggest Win(s):  In the early 90's I had a horse named Basic Dose who was Oregon bred of the year and won races at Arlington Park and Canterbury.

Robbie Baze

Robbie Baze

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 108 7 21  16 6 41

 

First Win: Canadian Bells at Emerald Downs in 2000

Biggest Win(s):  Slewicide Cruise in the Chinook Pass Sprint at Emerald Downs

Bob Beckner

Bob Beckner

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 157 13 21 23 8 36

 

First Win: 1980, not sure of the horses name or where?

Biggest Win(s):  Yakima Futurity with Cinnamon Turbo

Howard Belvoir

Howard Belvoir

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 170 16 22 27 9 38

 

First Win: It was at Exhibition Park in Vancouver, BC (now Hastings)

Biggest Win(s):  2008 Longacres Mile with Wasserman, 2009 Longacres Mile with Assessment

Cathy Crispin

Cathy Crispin

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 7 0 3 1 0 57

 

First Win:  Boise Idaho in 1986 with a horse named Impco

Biggest Win(s):  Go Bubba Go at Emerald, won at first asking by 10 lengths!

Carol Duby

Carol Duby

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 29 4 9 5 14 62

 

First Win: Divine Fantasy at Portland Meadows in th early 1990's

Biggest Win(s):  I Won't Apologize, 2003 at Albuquerque

Dave Duke

Dave Duke

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 74 11 12 7 15 41

 

First Win: 1976 with a Quarter Horse named Senton

Biggest Win(s):  They are all big!

Charles Essex

Charles Essex

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 58 8 16 3 14 47

 

First Win:  Yakima Meadows with Thirteen Coins

Biggest Win(s):  Any Stakes with Handy N Bold

Jim Fergason

Jim Fergason

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 139 41 20 27 29 63

 

First Win: 1969 at Portland Meadows with a 99/1 shot Quarter Horse

Biggest Win(s):  OTOBA Futurity at Portland Meadows with Wisco Cat, Auburn Handicap at Emerald Downs with Crimson Design

Rolland Fergason

Rolland Fergason

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
124  17 16 25 14 47

 

First Win: Tommy's Pride, Lakeview, Oregon, 1974

Biggest Win(s):  At Salem with a horse named Sea Vega, it was the Copper Kettle Purse, and I still have the blanket!

Steve Fisher

Steve Fisher

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
41  11 7 8 27 63

 

First Win:  A horse my Grandpa owned named Bo Dean E at Playfair in Spokane

Biggest Win(s):  Washington Oaks with Long Enough and the 2011 Portland Mile with Deacon Speakin

Vince Gibson

Vince Gibson

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 63 7 7 9 11 37

 

First Win:  Belly Up at the Puyallup Fair in 1975

Biggest Win(s):  Bud Emerald Handicap at Emerald Downs

Chris Hartman

Chris Hartman

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 46 4 6 11 9 46

 

First Win: 4/6/00 at Portland Meadows with Souffle Two Fly

Biggest Win(s):  2010 Albihighway at Portland Meadows

Ryland Harwood

Ryland Harwood

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 29 7 3 1 24 38

 

First Win: As an owner it was 1974, our first start with a Quarter Horse named Royal High at Portland Meadows

Biggest Win(s):  Janet Wineberg Stakes with Kate Winsalot at Portland Meadows

Jerry Hollendorfer

Jerry Hollendorfer

Inducted into the National Racing Museum’s Hall of Fame on Aug. 12, 2011, in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Is the fourth winningest trainer in North American thoroughbred racing history.  Through June 29, 2011, he had 5,970 career victories.

Ranks eighth on the all-time earnings list for trainers.  Through June 29, 2011, his horses had earned $122,369,199 in purses.

Achieved a career-high in stable earnings in 2010 when his runners earned $9,307,328, a figure that ranked him fourth in the nation in money won.

Eric Jensen

Eric Jensen

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 9 2 2 1 22 44

 

First Win: Big Nose Dancer at Hastings Park

Biggest Win(s):  Mishill, 3 year old Champion at Emerald Downs, 1998 Horse of the Year