Chad Brown

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    Chad Brown
    record at keeneland
    total wins:44
    stakes wins:19
    First Grade 1 Win:
    2010 Diana at Saratoga with Zagora (FR)
    First Stakes Win:
    2008 Miss Grillo (G3) at Belmont Park with Maram
    First Graded Stakes Win:
    2008 Miss Grillo (G3) at Belmont Park with Maram
    First Career Win:
    Nov. 23, 2007, at Churchill Downs with Dual Jewels
    December 18, 1978 in Mechanicville, N.Y.

    At Keeneland (through October 2017):

    • During the 2017 Fall Meet won the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G3), a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” race, with Rushing Fall. On Nov. 3, Rushing Fall won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) at Del Mar.

    • During the 2017 Spring Meet, won the Madison (G1) with Paulassilverlining.

    • Won the 2016 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) with Irish Jasper during the Fall Meet and the Bewitch (G3) with Olorda (GER) on closing day of the Spring Meet.
    • Won the Bryan Station with Tweet Kitten on Oct. 30, 2015, on the first of the two days of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
    • Won three stakes during the 2015 Spring Meet: Jenny Wiley (G1) with Ball Dancing, Appalachian (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association with Lady Eli and Transylvania (G3) Presented by Keeneland Select with Night Prowler.
    • Eight wins during the 2015 Spring Meet all were on the turf course.
    • Won first Keeneland race during the 2008 Spring Meet.
    • First Keeneland stakes win was the 2009 Woodford (G3) with Silver Timber, who also won the 2010 Shakertown (G3) and 2010 Woodford.
    • 16 stakes wins include the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) and 2014 First Lady (G1) with Dayatthespa.

    Starters in the Toyota Blue Grass:




    2017 Practical Joke 2nd
    2016 My Man Sam 2nd


    Bobby’s Kitten



    Balance the Books




    • Triple Crown win: 2017 Preakness (G1) with Cloud Computing.
    • Breeders’ Cup wins (10): 2008 Juvenile Fillies Turf with Maram; 2012 Filly and Mare Turf with Zagora (FR); 2014 Juvenile Fillies Turf with Lady Eli, Filly and Mare Turf with Dayatthespa and Turf Sprint with Bobby’s Kitten; 2015 Filly and Mare Turf with Stephanie's Kitten and Filly and Mare Sprint with Wavell Avenue; 2016 Juvenile Fillies Turf with New Money Honey; 2017 Juvenile Fillies Turf with Rushing Fall and Sentient Jet Juvenile with Good Magic.

    • Received 2016 Eclipse Award as outstanding trainer in North America. Led all trainers by earnings with $23,135,084. Won 182 races, including 42 graded stakes with 12 Grade 1 wins, to lead all trainers. Won 128 turf races in 2016 to lead by turf victories for the fifth consecutive year.
    • North American career earnings exceed $119.7 million with 1,261 wins through Nov. 19, 2017.
    • 2016 highlights include victories in the Hopeful (G1) and the Champagne (G1) with Practical Joke; Bowling Green (G1), Manhattan (G1) and the Sword Dancer (G1) with Flintshire (GB), Flower Bowl (G1) with Lady Eli; and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) with New Money Honey.
    • Trained 2016 champion turf male Flintshire (GB) and 2015 champion turf male Big Blue Kitten.
    • Trained female turf champions Stacelita (FR) (2011), Zagora (FR) (2012) and Dayatthespa (2014).
    • Won a Saratoga meet record 40 races in 2016. Was the leading trainer at Saratoga and at the Belmont spring and fall meets during the year.
    • Earned his 1,000th career win on Aug. 24, 2016, when he sent out Mr Maybe to win the John's Call Stakes at Saratoga.
    • Trained earners of $20,256,459 in 2015 to rank second. His 203 wins included two Breeders’ Cup races.
    • ​In 2014, won 147 races and was second in earnings with $15,383,930. Won seven Grade 1 races, including three races during the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
    • Ranked third among North American trainers by earnings in 2013 with $13,395,419 and 15th by wins with 148. Highlights included Grade 1 wins by Real Solution in the Arlington Million.


    Chad obtained a degree in animal husbandry from Cornell University in 2001. He received his start in racing by spending his college summers and the year following his graduation working for Racing Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey. “I grew up breaking and training Standardbreds,” he said, “but always wanted to be with the Thoroughbreds. I liked the way Shug won big races, and he had so many good-quality horses I was lucky enough that he took me in when I approached him. I started out hot-walking, then grooming and worked my way up to a foreman.”

    Chad then spent five years working for another Hall of Famer, the late Bobby Frankel, splitting his time between Southern California and Saratoga. He went on to oversee Frankel’s divisions in Kentucky, Monmouth Park and Gulfstream Park. He went out on his own in November 2007.



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