Birth Date: August 14, 1977
Birth Place: Grand Island, Nebraska
2012 Thoroughbred Statisitics
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First Win: 4/4/98 at Fonner Park aboard Rey Feo
Biggest Win(s): 2011 Manitoba Lotteries Derby aboard Hammers Bullet at Assiniboia Downs
Favorite Horse: Castle Pines
Favorite Sport other than Horse Racing: Watching Football, Playing Golf
Favorite Restaurant: Boston Pizza
Favorite Music: Hard Rock, Tool and Alice in Chains
Favorite Part of Portland Meadows: People on the front and backside are friendly, I love the City!
Heroes in Horse Racing: My father and Grandfather, and modern day i'd say Garrett Gomez
Superstitions before a race: I have lots of superstitions, only problem is i'm too superstitious to tell you!
Height/Weight: 5'7", 119lbs
Which does Mark like more?
Closer or Speed Horse: Speed
Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred: Thoroughbred
Route or Sprint: Route
Rail or Outside: Rail
Coke or Pepsi: Pepsi
Seattle or Portland: Portland
Beer, Wine or Whiskey: Beer
Candy or Chocolate: Chocolate
Country or Rock and Roll: Rock and Metal
Car or Truck: Truck
McDonalds or Burger King: McDonalds
Beef, Chicken, or Pork: Beef
Additional Comments......Very good rider on the front end, seems to have an innate ability to get a horse to relax when in front and finish strong.....Has been a regular rider for trainer Jim Fergason the last few years and the two have had great success together.......Loves to attend local rock shows in the Portland area and is generally referred to in post parade by some of his favorite songs.....Spends his summers riding in Winnipeg, Canada at Assiniboia Downs...Was aboard Mo's Flashy Date on January 18th as trainer Jim Fergason scored his 1,000th career win.