Bill Mott at Payson Park

Bill Mott at Payson Park



…….In 2010, Mott picked up his first Triple Crown victory with Drosselmeyer's upset of the Belmont Stakes at odds of 13-1. Mott has had only 14 Triple Crown starters: seven in the Kentucky Derby, two in the Preakness and five in the Belmont. In 2011 Mott won his first Breeders' Cup Classic with Drosselmeyer at odds of 14-1.

In 1998, at the age of 45, Mott became the youngest trainer ever inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., an honor previously held by Allen Jerkens.

Became the ninth trainer in North American Thoroughbred history to reach 4,000 wins with Mystic at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 7, 2010.

When Victory Gallop won the 1998 Belmont Stakes, Mott saddled the horse for trainer Elliott Walden, who was sidelined with a leg injury. Walden is now the racing manager for WinStar Farm, which owns Drosselmeyer.

Was voted back-to-back Eclipse Awards as top trainer in 1995 and 1996 and again in 2011, and was the recipient of the New York Turf Writers Association Outstanding Trainer Award in 1995, 1995 and 2000. Along with Cigar, late owner Allen Paulson and jockey Jerry Bailey, won the Turf Publicists of America Big Sport of Turfdom Award in 1996.

Mott has won nine training titles at Saratoga, 10 titles at Belmont Park, nine at Gulfstream Park and five at Keeneland. .He is the all-time winningest trainer at Churchill Downs, and set the record for number of victories at a single Churchill Downs meeting, 54, during the 1984 spring meet.

Currently has a stable of approximately 100 horses, based primarily in New York and Kentucky. Mott trained champion Royal Delta, two-time winner of the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic. Mott was also responsible for the career of 2014 Eclipse champion Close Hatches. In 2016, he picked up his 10th career Breeders' Cup win when Tourist prevailed in the Breeders' Cup Mile.