Carl Nafzger
Texas USA

Currently Residing:
Texas USA

He had fallen in love with Wanda while traveling on the rodeo circuit and got married thereafter.

Carl Nafzger was a top-graded bull rider on the national radio circuit during 1960s. Influenced by horseracin g, he wrote 'Traits of a Winner: The Formula for Developing Thoroughbr ed Racehorses ' and earned acclamatio n from different ends. Nafzger got license for training horses in 1968; bought a stretch of land at Keeneland in 1970 and build a stable for grooming horses.

Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2006 101 16 16 14 $1,811,880
2005 332 43 56 52 $2,244,281
2004 358 54 52 52 $2,732,948

Carl Nafzger won the 1990 Eclipse Award for grooming Unbridled, Banshee Breeze and Street Sense. With Unbridled, he registered win in Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup Classic in 1990. His Street Sense clinched 2006 Breeders' Cup Juvenile and 2007 Kentucky Derby to create a history in the Breedersâ Cup. His first stakes winner â Speedy Karen won the Fiesta Derby Handicap at Santa Fe Downs. Other notable performers of his barn include Fairway Phantom, Coolawin, Home At Last, Unshaded, Westerly Breeze, My Boston Gal, Vicar, Solvig, Til Forbid, Jeano, Star Choice, Binalong, Lead Story, Eurosilver, Mayo on the Side, Last Song, Two Punch Gal, Belterra, Alannan etc.