Birthdate: Aug, 2, 1962
Residence: Lexington, Ky.
- An Oaklawn regular during the 1990s, McPeek returned to Hot Springs with a string in 2012. Among his best runners was 3-year-old Atigun, who finished third in both the Belmont Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Marathon during the year.
- Biggest success in 2012 came when he saddled 33-1 longshot Golden Ticket to a historic dead-heat victory with Alpha in the Travers Stakes.
- McPeek’s first “big” horse was multiple stakes winner and 1995 Kentucky Derby runner- up Tejano Run. Since then his extensive list of horses includes 2002 Belmont Stakes winner Sarava, Hard Buck, Repent, Harlan’s Holiday, Rogue Romance, Dream Empress, Noble’s Promise, Kathmanblu, Bizzy Caroline and Salty Strike
- After graduating from college with a B.A. in Business, he went to New York to interview for a position as a stockbroker, but he instead took a job as a hotwalker for trainer Shug McGaughey. Took out his license in 1985.