Down the shedrow with Mike Stidham…

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The TDN has a great look inside the Mike Stidham stable. Here’s the start of it:

“For trainer Mike Stidham, racing has always been in his blood. His father George Stidham was a jockey, turned jockey agent, turned trainer and in 1978, at the age of 21, the younger Stidham took out his trainer’s license and went out on his own with a few of his father’s cast-offs. He had his first winner a year later and captured his first graded stake in 1988 with Manzotti, who would go on to sire his first Grade I winner Two Altazano.”

“Now 59-years-old, the New Jersey native has conditioned 32 graded stakes winners, including a trio of Grade I-winning females in Two Altazano, Sutra (Meadowlake) and most recently Her Emmynency (Successful Appeal). Stidham looks primed to increase that number in 2017 with Grade III winner and GISP Zipessa (City Zip) coming back and several promising young runners in the barn, such as “TDN Rising Stars” Diadura (Hard Spun) and Stallion Heiress (Exchange Rate).”

Read the rest here

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