John W. Sadler
|Birthplace||Long Beach, California, United States|
|Birth date||July 30, 1956|
|Career wins||1,714 (through March 30, 2010)|
|Major racing wins, honours & awards|
|Major racing wins|
Railbird Stakes (1986, 1994)
Dubai Golden Shaheen (2004)
Hollywood Park 2007 autumn; 21 wins
Hollywood Park 2008 spring-summer; 29 wins
Del Mar 2008; 31 wins
Oak Tree 2008; 12 wins
Santa Anita 2008-09 winter-spring; 40 wins
Del Mar 2009; 31 wins
Hollywood Park 2009 autumn; 15 wins
Santa Anita 2009-10 winter-spring; 41 wins
Melair, Olympic Prospect, Frost Free, Track Gal, Our New Recruit, Healthy Addiction, Dearest Trickski, Get Funky, Noble Court,|
Black Mamba (NZ), Whatsthescript (IRE),
Evita Argentina, Sidney's Candy, Crisp
Sadler got his first win in 1979 at Golden Gate Fields racetrack in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since then he has developed into a prominent figure in California racing, and has won numerous important races.
In 1991 John Sadler won the first match race in the history of Santa Anita Park when Valiant Pete, winner of the 1990 California Cup Sprint, equaled the world record of 0:44 2/5 for four furlongs in defeating champion American Quarter Horse Griswold in a $100,000 winner-take-all race.
Scored a training rarity at Hollywood Park on June 28, 2008 by winning three stakes races and got his big break. Whatsthescript won the Grade II American Handicap, Dearest Trickski triumphed in the Grade II A Gleam Handicap, and Emmy Darling won the Landaluce Stakes.
Sadler in 2008 surpassed $50 million earned in purses.
Sadler has won training titles at Hollywood Park, Santa Anita, Del Mar, and Oak Tree at Santa Anita.
Top runners for Sadler include: Dave in Dixie, Healthy Addiction, Taste of Paradise, Victory Encounter, Olympic Prospect, Sidney’s Candy, Noble Court, Black Mamba, Evita Argentina, Noble Court, and Belmont Cat.
- "John Sadler's career stats dating to 1978", Daily Racing Form, April 1, 2010.