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 2012, finishing third in the standings for the second straight year
with 40 wins. Among his highlights were winning the Rainbow Stakes with Primetime Dreamer and the
Rainbow Miss with Spadra on the same weekend.
• 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 led the standings four times at The Woodlands
outside Kansas City, Kan. He has three titles at Prairie Meadows in Iowa in the last four years, including
sharing the crown there in 2010. Birzer hit the 2,000-win milestone June 4, 2010 at Prairie Meadows.
• 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.