Wayne Catalano

Birth Date: Tuesday, July 24, 1956
Birth Place: New Orleans, La.

2012-13 Gulfstream Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
51 10 7 7 $291,401
Career: Catalano captured his 11th training title at Arlington Park in 2013, leading in both races-won and purse earnings. He saddled Stephanie’s Kitten for a Grade 1 victory in the Just A Game at Belmont Park on June 8.
 
He notched a stakes victory at Gulfstream with Sacristy in the 2012 Old Hat (G3). 
 
He captured his third Breeders’ Cup race in the 2011 Juvenile Fillies Turf with Stephanie’s Kitten. The longtime top conditioner in Chicago won the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies with Dreaming of Anna and the 2009 BC Juvenile Fillies with She Be Wild.    
 
His first big star was 1997 Louisiana and Arkansas Derby winner Crypto Star, who finished fifth in the Kentucky Derby.
 
Other: As a teenager an uncle sent him to the track to learn the game from Hall of Famer Jack Van Berg. He started out as an exercise rider before becoming a jockey. He won 1,792 races through a nine-year career that was cut short by knee problems.