Ken McPeek

 Birthdate: Aug, 2, 1962

 Residence: Lexington, Ky.

  • McPeek proved a force to be reckoned with in 2013 after earning over half a million dollars in purse money and his runners were 65% in the money at Oaklawn Park. 
  • His biggest success of the year came when Java’s War battled a full field to score in the G1 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.  That same day, his trainee Frac Daddy finished second in the Arkansas Derby.
  • Another standout in 2013 was frequent traveler Flashy American.  She earned stakes victories at Prairie Meadows, Saratoga, and Churchill Downs.
  • 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 trainer’s license in 1985.