Ironhorse Racing Stable

Bill Mott

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Bio from America’s Best Racing

Bill Mott started his training career early in life. Mott owned and trained his first horse, a $320 mare named My Assets, who he ran at unrecognized meets in South Dakota, winning his first race at a recognized track with her at now-defunct Park Jefferson. Aided by purse earnings from My Assets, he spent $2,000 on a horse named Kosmic Tour, who won the South Dakota Futurity at Park Jefferson before Mott was out of high school. After high school, he worked for three years under Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg, before going out on his own in the fall of 1978 and as they say, the rest is history:

Mott will always be best remembered for his training of Cigar, winner of a record-tying 16 consecutive races in 1995-96. The streak included victories in the 1995 Breeders' Cup Classic and the inaugural Dubai World Cup, and ended with the Arlington-Citation Challenge. Said Mott of Cigar, "He's the best horse I've ever trained. He may be the best horse anyone has ever trained."

Cigar's streak ended in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic, and he closed his racing career running third in the 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic. Until passed by Curlin in 1998, Cigar retired as the highest money-earner of all-time with purses of $9,999,815. After a public retirement ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York, Cigar was to join the stallion band at Ashford in Versailles, Ky., but due to infertility, lived out his days as a star attraction at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Mott has trained seven year-end champions: Ajina, the top 3-year-old filly of 1987; Cigar, the top older male and Horse of the Year in 1995 and 1996; Escena, the top older female of 1998; Theatrical, the top turf male of 1987; Paradise Creek, the top turf male of 1994; Royal Delta, the top 3-year-old filly of 2011 and top older female in 2012 and 2013; and Close Hatches, the top older female of 2014.

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Tim Glyshaw

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From Bloodhorse By Claire Crosby November 2, 2018

Tim Glyshaw still has the halter. A piece of forelock. A sales catalog with a horse on the cover, suspended in midair. The memories are all around Barn 3 at Churchill Downs. He's learned to hold onto the good ones.

On these crisp November mornings, Glyshaw wears a black coat with a maple leaf over his heart as he sends his horses to and from the track. That's what they gave him in Canada last year, when he took a 10-hour road trip with an $11,000 horse and won an $800,000 race—the Pattison Canadian International Stakes (G1T).

He keeps a photo of that win, his first grade 1 as a trainer, at home like most horsemen do with their sentimental achievements. There goes Bullards Alley, a 42-1 shot, galloping over the Woodbine turf with a 10 1/2-length lead. He looks like he's flying.

These days, Glyshaw's stable is represented by a bright-eyed chestnut named Bucchero , another longshot who has taken an unlikely journey. Last year, Bucchero and "Bullard" took Glyshaw to the Breeders' Cup. On Nov. 3 in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) at Churchill, six months after his stablemate sustained a catastrophic injury, Bucchero will bring Glyshaw back to the sport's biggest stage alone.

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Michael Trombetta

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Michael Trombetta is a Maryland trainer with a national profile. He trained the favorite in the 2006 Kentucky Derby, and now he trains about 100 horses at Fair Hill, Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park in South Florida.

He grew up around the racetrack, as his father owned horses. He started working at the track when he was 15, as a hotwalker and then a groom at Pimlico and Timonium. He got his trainer’s license when he was 18 and trained a few horses at Pimlico.

While building a stable he worked with his brother in construction. He started training full-time in 2005. He also owns horses with his father and brother as R.D.M. Racing Stable.

One of Mike's notable horses, Sweetnorthernsaint, after winning the Illinois Derby, was the favorite in the Kentucky Derby. He finished seventh; Barbaro won. Two weeks later Sweetnorthernsaint finished second in the Preakness behind Bernardini.

Trombetta also trained Next Question, who won the Grade 1 Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine in 2012. His owners include Larry Johnson, Live Oak Plantation, Harry and Tom Meyerhoff, and Robert Meyerhoff.

Trombetta currently trains Win Win Win the winner of the 2019 Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in which he set the track record.