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Birth Date: Sunday, December 18, 1977
Birth Place: Mechanicville, N.Y
|2011 Gulfstream Record|
Photo Courtesy of NYRA
Career: Brown tied for third in the trainer standings last winter, winning 10 more races than he did in 2010. He won the Beverly D (G1) and Flower Bowl (G1) in 2011 with Stacelita. Worked for two Hall of Famers, coming up with Shug McGaughey and Bobby Frankel until going on his own in 2008 ... He grew up breaking and training Standardbreds before turning to flat racing and worked summers for McGaughey while earning a degree in animal science from Cornell ... Spent five years working for Bobby Frankel, splitting his time between southern California and Saratoga before overseeing Frankel’s divisions in Kentucky, Monmouth and Gulfstream. He had hands-on experience working with Frankel-trained stars Ghostzapper, Intercontinental, Empire Maker, Medaglia D’Oro and saddled Ginger Punch to victory in the 2007 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic in Frankel’s absence ... Started out in New York and Kentucky and earned his first win with Dual Jewels Nov. 2007 at Churchill Downs. Clients include Mary and Gary West and Sarah and Ken Ramsey ... In a year’s time went from starting his own stable, to starting a family, to winning a Breeders’ Cup race when Maram won the inaugural 2008 Juvenile Fillies Turf...Won 2010 Suwannee River with Tottie...Took over training of undefeated 2010 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Awesome Feather in November Other: Brown’s grandfather Elmer “Smokey” Maynard died two days before Maram won her Breeders’ Cup race. Brown’s wife Terrill is the granddaughter of retired top trainer Bill “Red” Terrill. She has worked in in various capacities for Gulfstream, Oaklawn and NYRA.