Alex Birzer


Born: 10/02/73, Hutchinson, Kansas

Resides: Council Grove, Kansas

Family: Wife, Bonnie; daughter, Jordan LeAnn and sons, Brett and



  • Birzer had another solid Oaklawn meet in 2013, finishing third in the standings for the third straight year with 40 wins, including five stakes. He won the Dixie Belle with American Sugar, the King Cotton with Apprehender, the Nodouble Breeders’ with Humble Smarty, the Arkansas Breeders’ with Jan’s Perfect Star and Bachelor with Officer Alex.
  • A son of the nation’s heartland, Birzer is a veteran jockey who has spring-boarded successful Oaklawn meets into dominating performances at other tracks. He has led the standings four times at The Woodlands outside Kansas City, Kan. and holds three titles at Prairie Meadows where he hit the 2,000-win milestone June 4, 2010.
  • One of Birzer’s top horses was Patton’s Victory who gave him his first career graded stakes tally in the 2003 Fifth Season at Oaklawn. He teamed with that horse to win the $75,000 Prairie Meadows Handicap and $50,000 Precisionist, as well.
  • On Aug. 15, 1997, Birzer won six of his eight races at Columbus in Nebraska. The riding feat came the day after his daughter Jordan LeAnn was born.