Month: October 2015
The Patrick Family is no stranger to success in the state of Indiana. Their stable has competed in almost every season since pari-mutuel racing was introduced in 1995 in the state of Indiana. However, Gary, Cindy and Cheyanna Patrick took their success one step higher by earning the Leading Trainer, Leading Owner and Leading Apprentice Jockey awards, which is a first in the history of racing.
Gary, who is the track’s all-time leading trainer, completed the 120-race meet with 40 wins and purse earnings of $919,905. The Circleville, Ohio native now has a tally of 281 training wins lifetime at Indiana Grand over Tom Amoss with 229 career wins. The Patrick Stable is unique in the fact they own all of their own horses, making their operation a true family-oriented business.
“This is so exciting to win this award this year and it’s really special since no one has ever done this before,” said Patrick on winning three of the categories with his family members. “To be atop the standings with my wife and daughter is fantastic. If I didn’t have Cindy and Cheyanna beside me, our season wouldn’t be like this. To win this many races and own and train all of the horses is very special.”
Patrick noted that one of the highlights of the season came from the performance of Daddy Justice, who he acquired through a purchase last year. The three-year-old son of Lantana Mob won three stakes races during the meet and completed the 2015 race meet with four wins in seven starts worth nearly $200,000 in purse earnings.