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John W. Sadler

John Sadler
Occupation Trainer
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)
Los Angeles Handicap (1986, 1988, 2003, 2009, 2010)
Silver Screen Handicap (1986)
Ancient Title Stakes (1988, 1991, 1995, 2008)
Bing Crosby Handicap (1988, 1999)
California Cup Sprint (1990)
Potrero Grande Handicap (1990)
Senorita Stakes (1991, 2010)
San Felipe Stakes (1993, 2010)
Cinema Handicap (1996, 2009)
Triple Bend Invitational Handicap (2001)
San Diego Handicap (2003)
Vanity Invitational Handicap (2004)
San Carlos Handicap (2005)
Sunshine Millions Classic (2005)
Lady's Secret Stakes (2005, 2006)
Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (2006)
Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (2006)
San Vicente Stakes (2007, 2009, 2010)
La Brea Stakes (2007, 2009)
Sorrento Stakes (2007, 2008)
John C. Mabee Handicap (2008)
Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Sprint (2008)
American Handicap (2008)
A Gleam Handicap (2008, 2009)
Beverly Hills Handicap (2008, 2009)
Sunset Handicap (2008)
Santa Ana Handicap (2009)
Santa Ysabel Stakes (2010)
Santa Anita Oaks (2010)
Santa Anita Derby (2010)
Las Flores Handicap (2010)
Arkansas Derby (2010)
Derby Trial Stakes (2010)
Humana Distaff Stakes (2010)
Hollywood Oaks (2010)

International race wins:
Dubai Golden Shaheen (2004)
Racing awards
Training Titles
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
Significant horses
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

John W. Sadler (born July 30, 1956 in Long Beach, California) is an American horse trainer in the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing.

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.



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