MIKE STIDHAM RACING STABLES

Welcome to the website of Mike Stidham, one of the nation’s leading racehorse trainers. For over thirty-five years, Stidham has shown himself to be one of those rare trainers capable of coaxing the very best from the horses in his care, while always keeping their health and wellbeing at the forefront of his concerns. And the results speak for themselves. Last year was very nearly his most successful year yet, when he finished the season 36th in the country with 106 wins on the board and $3,673,175 in overall prize-money earned. In 2016, he also finished the season 36th in the country with 105 wins on the board and $3,747,766 in overall prize-money earned – his largest haul in a single year. His previous best was in 2014, when he bagged 80 wins and $3,348,203.  As you can see, year in, year out, Stidham’s results reveal a shrewd and canny handler with a keen eye for finding the right spots for his horses. Underlying those results, however, is a more fundamental factor in Stidham’s continued success: his rare understanding of the racehorse and his intuitive ability to know when to forge on with a horse and when to give it the time needed to mature. These talents combined are a potent mix, and they’re the reason why Stidham is one of the most revered and prolific trainers in the nation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIKE STIDHAM’S GRADED STAKE WINS

Grade one:
Zipessa – First Lady Stakes, 2017
Her Emmynency – Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, 2015
Sutra – Frizette Stakes, 2006
Two Altazano – Coaching Club American Oaks, 1994

Grade two:
Istanford – San Clemente Handicap, 2014
Willcox Inn – American Derby, 2011
Workin For Hops – American Derby, 2010
Tizaqueena – Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes, 2009
Two Altazano – Fantasy Stakes, 1994
Two Altazano – Monmouth Oaks, 1994

Grade three:
Zipessa – Dr. James Penny Memorial Stakes, 2016
Leigh Court – Whimsical Stakes, 2016
Jessica’s Star – Iowa Derby, 2014
Istanford – Arlington Classic Stakes, 2014
Willcox Inn – Washington Park Handicap, 2013
Upperline – Arlington Matron Stakes, 2012
Upperline – Grey Goose Bewitch Stakes, 2012
Willcox Inn – Hawthorne Derby, 2011
Gran Estreno – Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap, 2011
Workin For Hops – Hanshin Cup Handicap, 2011
Gran Estreno – Washington Park Handicap, 2010
Tizaqueena – Arlington Matron Stakes, 2010
Comedero – Chick Lang S. presented by Apple Ford, 2010
Upperline – Arlington Oaks, 2010
Gran Estreno – Washington Park Handicap, 2009
Texas Fever – Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes, 2009
Whimsy – Iowa Oaks, 2005
Culinary – Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes, 2004
Where’s Taylor – Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap, 2000
Desert Air – Razorback Handicap, 1999
Manzotti – Canterbury Cup Handicap, 1988
Manzotti – Trenton Handicap, 1988
Manzotti – John B. Campbell Handicap, 1988