Mark Hennig

Birth Date: Saturday, April 10, 1965
Birth Place: Garden City, N.Y.

2012-13 Gulfstream Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
37 8 7 5 $457,154
Career: Hennig scored stakes successes with Live Lively in the Davona Dale (G2) Coarsegold in the Secret Grace during the 2012-2013 meeting.
 
He has trained more than 100 stakes winners since going on his own in 1992 and passed the 1,000-win mark in 2007.  One of his most important horses was Eddington, who won the 2005 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) and Pimlico Special (G1). Tap Day, Tap Dance and Gygistar are others who have shined at Gulfstream. 
 
He worked as an assistant to Hall of Fame trainers Jack Van Berg and Wayne Lukas, as well as Neil Howard. 
 
In his first full year on his own, Hennig runners earned over $4 million in 1993, good for ninth on the earning’s list. Included were Grade 1 wins by Personal Hope (Santa Anita Derby) and Star of Cozzene (Arlington Million and Man o’ War).
 
He has trained other Grade 1 winners Vergennes, Prenup, Summer Colony and Raging Fever.
 
Other: He attended the Ohio State University for two years before opting to follow his father, John, into a career as a trainer. 
 
Sister Letty is married to Belmont Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Classic-winning trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. Both were assistants to Lukas in the 1980s. 
 
Hennig’s first winner was Arabian Ace at Hollywood Park in July 1992.