Trainer Bios

Top Trainers at Portland Meadows

Neil Knapp

Neil Knapp

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 62 13 6 4 21 37

 

First Win:  1/4/76 at Portland Meadows with Thelma D.

Biggest Win(s):  I won the Lassies Stakes at Longacres

Dayson Lavanway

Dayson Lavanway

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 98 11 10 14 11 36

 

First Win: Miss Z Rain at Yakima Meadows

Biggest Win(s):  Claimed a horse named Forty Colors for $7,500 and he had a nice winning streak, including winning for $20,000

Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 164 24 30 32 15 52

 

First Win: 1984 at Les Bois Park in Boise with a horse named Jerome County

Biggest Win(s):  2008 Oregon Futurity with Beacon Rock, Bill Wineberg Stakes with Pearlinthesky, Janet Wineberg Stakes, Humboldt County Marathon, 1992

Bruno Maelfeyt

Bruno Maelfeyt

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 85 12 9 16 14 44

 

First Win: As a Jockey it was Rebecca at Portland Meadows, 1984...As a trainer it was Teo Boots at Portland Meadows in 1999

Biggest Win(s):  As a jockey it was Big Paz in the Portland Mile....as a trainer it was Teo Boots at Portland Meadows, First Win!

John Maloney

John Maloney

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 14 2 4 2 14 57

 

First Win: Tampa Bay Downs in 1986 with a horse named Smuteye

Biggest Win(s):  Quick Draw Annie at Fort Erie in 2004

H.R. Pat Mullens

H.R. Pat Mullens

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
51  14 9 5 27 55

 

First Win:  1972 with Trespasser at Longacres

Biggest Win(s):  $100,000 Emerald Oaks with She's All Silk

Don Murphy

Don Murphy

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 38 1 1 3 3 13

 

First Win: June of 2001 at Grants Pass with Shots Fired

Biggest Win(s):  2005 with Comprehensively at Portland Meadows in the Doc Dickey Memorial

Jonathan Nance

Jonathan Nance

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
182  30 40 31 16 55

 

First Win: 8/16/92 with Sea Vette at Lone Oak (Salem)

Biggest Win(s):  2010 Portland Mile with Coronas at Delmar, 2007 Os West Futurity with Ex Mountain Cop (won $30k bonus on top of the $48k purse)

Ken Peery

Ken Peery

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 17 1 2 1 6 24

 

First Win: 1987 at Portland Meadows with a horse named Fair Shasta

Biggest Win(s):  1994 with BJ's Boomer at Yakima Meadows

Ron Raley

Ron Raley

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
38  8 7 5 21 53

 

First Win: Early 70's at Portland Meadows

Biggest Win(s):  Yakima Futurity in 1980 withh Hot Summer Knight

Scott Raley

Scott Raley

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
45  15 8 3 33 58

 

First Win: 1997 at Portland Meadows with a horse named Mayhegobuggy

Biggest Win(s):  Wyoming Downs 440 yard championship in 2009 with Snip N Dale, sent us to Los Alamitos for a big championship race

Larry Ramnarine

Larry Ramnarine

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
16  1 1 5 6 44

 

First Win: Portland Meadows with Lucky Strike King

Biggest Win(s):  Cotillion Bell at Emerald Downs

Tom Roberts (Asst. for Jerry Hollendorfer)

Tom Roberts (Asst. for Jerry Hollendorfer)

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 96 49 19 13 51 84

 

First Win:  Losers Win at Bay Meadows, 1976

Biggest Win(s):  Babe's Joy in the Democratic Convention Handicap at Golden Gate Fields

Ben Root

Ben Root

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
166  38 21 28 23 52

 

First Win: 1999 at Portland Meadows, but I can't remember the name of the horse, is that bad?  (Answer..yes  it is bad)

Biggest Win(s):  2011 OTOBA Thoroughbred Derby with Shamundi

Dave Runyon

Dave Runyon

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
29  5 1 1 17 24

 

First Win: 1977 Seattle Handicap at Portland Meadows with Miss Swamparama

Biggest Win(s):  1995 Bill Wineberg Stakes at Portland Meadows with Sea Cash

Roger Stevenson

Roger Stevenson

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
65 11 10 12 17 51

 

First Win:  A Horse named Destiny's Pick in the early 90's at Portland Meadows

Biggest Win(s):  Timely Brush in the Inaugural Portland Meadows vs. Golden Gate Fields Jockey Challenge with Russell Baze on board

Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 36 6 6 1 17 36

 

First Win: Amerigo Red 9/2/89 at Playfair Race Course in Spokane

Biggest Win(s):  Quackgnass Sally 3/15/97 at Playfair

Debbie Van Horne

Debbie Van Horne

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
36  5 4 5 14 39

 

First Win: Lone Oak (Salem)

Biggest Win(s):  Knightsbridge Road, Stakes winner at Emerald Downs in 2002

Charlene Whiteside

Charlene Whiteside

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 28 2 2 3 7 25

 

First Win:  5/26/96 with a Quarter Horse named Drastically at Grants Pass Downs

Biggest Win(s):  N/A

James Young

James Young

2010/11 Statisitics

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Winning % % In the Money
 51 3 6 8 6 33

 

First Win: 11/27/08 at Portland Meadows with X Pensive Impulse

Biggest Win(s):  Miss Crooked River Stakes at Prineville with X Pensive Impulse