John W. Sadler

John W. Sadler (born July 30, 1956 in Long Beach, California) is an American horse trainer in the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing.

John Sadler
OccupationTrainer
BornJuly 30, 1956
Long Beach, California, United States
Career wins2,550 (through 06/30/2020)[1]
Major racing wins
Rolling Green Handicap (1982)
Los Angeles Handicap
(1986, 1988, 2003, 2009, 2010)
Railbird Stakes (1986, 1994)
Princess Stakes (1986)
Silver Screen Handicap (1986)
Bing Crosby Handicap (1988, 1999)
Ancient Title Stakes
(1988, 1991, 1995, 2008)
Vernon O. Underwood Stakes
(1989, 1990, 2010)
Potrero Grande Handicap (1990)
Palos Verdes Handicap (1990)
Senorita Stakes (1991, 2010)
Buena Vista Handicap (1992, 2011)
Bay Shore Stakes (1992)
San Felipe Stakes (1993, 2010)
Bay Meadows Oaks (1994)
Rancho Bernardo Handicap
(1995, 1996, 1997, 2008, 2018)
Will Rogers Stakes (1996, 2001)
Cinema Handicap (1996, 2009)
Triple Bend Invitational Handicap (2001)
All American Handicap (2002)
San Diego Handicap
(2003, 2013, 2017, 2018,2019)
Senator Ken Maddy Handicap
(2003, 2004)
El Encino Stakes (2004)
Vanity Invitational Handicap
(2004, 2014, 2017)
Sunshine Millions Classic (2005)
San Carlos Handicap (2005)
Lady's Secret Stakes
(2005, 2006, 2011, 2016)
Morvich Handicap (2005, 2007)
Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (2006)
Clement L. Hirsch Handicap
(2006, 2014, 2016, 2017,2019)
Del Mar Derby
(2006, 2010, 2013)
Generous Stakes (2006, 2011)
Santa Ynez Stakes (2007, 2009)
San Vicente Stakes
(2007, 2009, 2010, 2014)
Sorrento Stakes (2007, 2008)
Del Mar Mile Handicap
(2007, 2008, 2018)
La Brea Stakes
(2007, 2009, 2010)
American Handicap (2008)
A Gleam Handicap (2008, 2009, 2012)
Beverly Hills Handicap (2008, 2009)
Harold C. Ramser Sr. Handicap (2008)
John C. Mabee Handicap
(2008, 2011, 2015)
La Canada Stakes (2008, 2013)
Landaluce Stakes (2008, 2010)
San Pasqual Handicap (2008, 2018)
Sunset Handicap (2008)
Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Sprint (2008)
Santa Ana Handicap (2009,2018,2019)
Ack Ack Handicap (2009)
Santa Ysabel Stakes (2010, 2015)
Santa Anita Oaks (2010, 2015)
Santa Anita Derby (2010)
Las Flores Handicap (2010, 2018)
Arkansas Derby (2010)
Derby Trial Stakes (2010)
Humana Distaff Stakes (2010)
Hollywood Oaks
(2010, 2011, 2015)
La Jolla Handicap (2010)
Darley Debutante Stakes (2010)
Sir Beaufort Stakes (2010)
Malibu Stakes (2010)
Santa Monica Stakes
(2011, 2012, 2018)
Las Virgenes Stakes (2011)
Strub Stakes (2011)
San Antonio Stakes (2011, 2018)
Californian Stakes (2011)
Del Mar Handicap (2011, 2013)
Native Diver Handicap (2011)
Providencia Stakes (2012)
Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes (2012)
American Oaks Stakes (2012)
Del Mar Oaks (2012)
Santa Barbara Handicap (2013)
San Francisco Mile Stakes (2013)
San Marcos Stakes (2014)
Robert B. Lewis Stakes (2014)
Santa Maria Stakes (2014)
San Simeon Stakes (2014)
Shoemaker Mile Stakes (2015)
Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes (2015, 2018)
Torrey Pines Stakes
(2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2018)
L.A. Woman Stakes (2015)
Royal Heroine Stakes (2016)
Cougar II Handicap (2008, 2016)
Los Alamitos Derby (2016)
Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes (2016)
Tokyo City Cup Stakes (2017)
Apple Blossom Handicap (2017)
Santa Anita Handicap (2018)
Eddie Read Stakes (2018)
Pacific Classic Stakes (2018,2019)
Pat O'Brien Stakes (2018,2019)
Awesome Again Stakes (2018)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Classic (2018)

International race wins:
Dubai Golden Shaheen (2004)
Racing awards
Training Titles
Hollywood Park (2007 autumn)
Hollywood Park (2008 spring-summer)
Del Mar (2008)
Oak Tree (2008)
Santa Anita (2008-09 winter-spring)
Del Mar (2009)
Hollywood Park (2009 autumn)
Santa Anita (2009-10 winter-spring)
Santa Anita (2011 autumn)
Hollywood Park (2013 spring-summer)
Del Mar (2013)
Santa Anita (2013-14 winter-spring)
Significant horses
Accelerate, Melair, Olympic Prospect, Frost Free, Track Gal, Our New Recruit, Healthy Addiction, Dearest Trickski, Get Funky, Noble Court, Black Mamba, Whatsthescript, Cost of Freedom, Evita Argentina, Sidney's Candy, Crisp, Switch, Twirling Candy, Zazu, Lady of Shamrock, Iotapa, Stellar Wind, Hard Aces

Sadler got his first win in 1979 at Golden Gate Fields racetrack in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since then he has become a very successful trainer and prominent figure in California horse racing, winning numerous important races including the 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic.

In April 1991, Sadler won the first match race ever at Santa Anita Park when Valiant Pete, winner of the 1990 California Cup Sprint, equaled the world record of 0:44 2/5 for four furlongs in defeating champion American Quarter Horse Griswold in a $100,000 winner-take-all race.

At Hollywood Park on June 28, 2008, Sadler won three stakes races when Whatsthescript won the Grade 2 American Handicap, Dearest Trickski triumphed in the Grade 2 A Gleam Handicap and Emmy Darling took the Landaluce Stakes. On December 26, 2010, he repeated this performance at Santa Anita, when Twirling Candy won the Grade I Malibu Stakes, Switch won the Grade I La Brea Stakes and Sidney's Candy won the Grade II Sir Beaufort Stakes. [2] Sadler won three stakes races for the third time at Hollywood Park on July 17, 2012 when Scherer Magic won the Grade 3 Hollywood Juvenile Championship, Switch in the Grade 2 A Gleam Handicap and Lady of Shamrock in the Grade 1 Hollywood Oaks.

In 2011, surpassed $70 million earned in purses.[3] His career purse earnings reached $100 million in 2015.

In November 2012, John Sadler won his 2,000th race when Rooster City won a claiming race at Betfair Hollywood Park.

Sadler has won training titles at Hollywood Park, Santa Anita, Del Mar.[4]

Other top thoroughbreds for Sadler include Alpha Kitten, Appealing Missy, Belmont Cat, Black Mamba, Cost of Freedom, Dawn After Dawn, Dearest Trickski, Evita Argentina, Frost Free, Geronimo, Get Funky, Hasty Kris, Healthy Addiction, Lady of Shamrock, Musique Toujours, Noble Court, Oil Man, Olympic Prospect, Tasha's Miracle, Taste of Paradise, Three Peat, Tizbud, Track Gal, Victory Encounter and Zappa.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John W. Sadler, Equibase, accessed July 17, 2016.
  2. ^ John Sadler Archived 2011-09-23 at the Wayback Machine, Breeders Cup, accessed October 5, 2011.
  3. ^ John Sadler Archived 2012-04-05 at the Wayback Machine, NTRA, accessed October 5, 2011
  4. ^ a b John Sadler Archived 2012-06-16 at the Wayback Machine, NTRA, accessed October 5, 2011.