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Scott A. Lake

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Scott A. Lake

Hall of Fame Trainer

Biography: Born in 1965 in Harrisburg, PA. First win was with Niminy Piminy in 1987 at Penn National. Lives near Philadelphia with his wife, former jockey Jennifer Stisted, and his two children.

Career Highlights: Won 8 training titles at Philadelphia Park, including 7 in a row from 1999-2005, and has also been leading trainer at Penn National, Delaware Park, Pimlico and Laurel. Won his 5,000th race in December 2010, the sixth trainer ever to do so. Led nation in wins in 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2006. Eclipse Award finalist in 2000 and 2001. Saddled Thunderello to a 2nd in the 2002 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, and Shake You Down for a 3rd in 2003.

Graded Stakes Wins:
2008 – Nearctic Stakes (G2) – True to Tradition
2004 – Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) – Shake You Down
2004 – Gravesend Handicap (G3) – Don Six
2003 – True North Breeders’ Cup Handicap (G2) – Shake You Down
2003 – General George Handicap (G2) – My Cousin Matt
2003 – Gravesend Handicap (G3) – Shake You Down
2003 – Smile Sprint Handicap (G3) – Shake You Down
2003 – Bold Ruler Handicap (G3) – Shake You Down
2000 – Baltimore Breeders’ Cup Handicap (G3) – Leave It to Beezer
2000 – Salvator Mile Handicap (G3) – Leave It to Beezer