Chad Brown

Birth Date: Sunday, December 18, 1977
Birth Place: Mechanicville, N.Y

2012-13 Gulfstream Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
81 20 17 13 $811,433

Photo Courtesy of NYRA

Career: Brown enjoyed the best year of his career in 2013, ranking third nationally in purses won behind Todd Pletcher and Bob Baffert. He saddled many stakes winners, including Big Blue Kitten in United Nations (G1) and Sword Dancer (G1 and Real Solution in the Arlington Million (G1), 
 
With just 81 starters during the 2012-2013 meeting at Gulfstream, he ranked seventh in both wins and purse earnings while scoring stakes victory with Premier Steps in the Sweetest Chant. He ranked second behind Pletcher at the 2013 Saratoga meeting with $2.2 million in purses and third at the Belmont spring meet.
 
Brown finished second in wins and purses-won behind Pletcher during the 2011-12 Gulfstream meeting. He scored stakes victories in the
 
Appleton (G3) with Corporate Jungle, the Hercomesthebride (G3) and the Sweetest Chant with Dayatthespa, the Florida Sunshine Millions Distaff with Awesome Feather and the South Beach with Thai Haku. 
 
He saddled Zagora to victory in the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1)
 
The Brown-trained Stacelita was named the 2011 female turf champion. 
 
Brown worked for two Hall of Famers, coming up under 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 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 in November 2007 at Churchill Downs. 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.
 
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.