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Kenneth McPeek

Kenneth McPeek
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Occupation Trainer
Birthplace Fort Chaffee, Arkansas
Birth date August 2, 1962
Career wins ongoing
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins

Breeders' Futurity Stakes (1994)
Widener Handicap (1997)
Tampa Bay Derby (1999)
Alcibiades Stakes (2000, 2001)
Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (2001)
Ashland Stakes (2002)
Dogwood Stakes (2002)
Florida Derby (2002)
Blue Grass Stakes (2002)
Louisiana Derby (2002)
Spinster Stakes (2002, 2003)
Sir Barton Stakes (2003)
Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Turf Stakes
(2004, 2005)
Delta Jackpot Stakes (2006)
Commonwealth Turf Stakes (2008)

American Classic Race wins:
Belmont Stakes (2002)
Racing awards
Big Sport of Turfdom Award (2002)
Significant horses
Tejano Run, Harlan's Holiday, Sarava, Einstein

Kenneth G. McPeek (born August 2, 1962 in Fort Chaffee, Arkansas) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse trainer.

In 1984, McPeek graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. The son of a racehorse owner, in 1985 he took out his trainer's license in Kentucky. He won the most important race of his career and got his big break in 2002 when Sarava captured the Belmont Stakes. That year, he and wife Sue were voted the Big Sport of Turfdom Award by the Turf Publicists of America.

In 2005, McPeek turned over his stable of horses to assistant Helen Pitts and left training for close to a year to focus more on his family. During this time he became friends and was considerably influenced by the training methods of renowned Australian trainers Lee Freedman and David Hayes following his visit to that country. As a bloodstock agent, at the Keeneland September yearling sale in 2005, he selected the 2007 Preakness Stakes winner Curlin for Midnight Cry Stables.

Rebuilding his stable, McPeek purchased the 115-acre (0.47 km2) Magdalena farm, the former 505 Farms/Pillar Stud in Lexington, Kentucky where the 1959 Kentucky Derby winner Tomy Lee is buried. [1]

A portion of every McPeek Racing win goes to support the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.



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