Michael Matz
Born:
1951-01-23
Redding
Pennsylvania USA

Currently Residing:
Unionville
Pennsylvania USA

wife Dorothy; daughters Michelle and Lucy, sons Michael Jr., Alex, Robert and Arthur. Dorothy is the daughter of breeder Helen Kleberg Groves and granddaughter of renowned owner and jockey Robert Kleberg.

Notes:
Michael Matz was a reputed rider, who participat ed in the Olympic Games three times, won a silver in 1996, carried the US flag during Atlanta Olympic, before taking his present profession â horse training. He won the American Grandprix Associatio n's Rider of the Year in 1981 and 1984 and clinched five gold medals at the Pan American Games.

Statistics
Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2012 59 6 7 5 $667,220
2011 246 42 21 34 $2,272,750
2010 305 44 42 52 $1,622,827
2009 357 54 64 57 $2,583,179
2008 365 53 46 43 $3,051,214
2007 322 51 43 41 $2,543,356
2006 258 42 35 37 $5,177,959
2005 289 56 28 48 $1,751,574
2004 214 32 33 33 $1,928,354
2003 187 25 33 19 $1,694,615
2002 236 36 31 22 $1,587,524
2001 194 29 26 21 $928,999
2000 125 26 25 9 $984,450
1999 88 8 15 16 $302,625
1998 41 5 3 3 $140,998
1997 23 5 1 4 $89,250
1996 1 0 0 0 $2,100

Facts
Matzâs top performing horses are Street Sounds, Chelokee, Trensa, Crusader Rabbit, Bee Charmer and Diamond Fever. Matz entered into training in 1998 and recorded first grade 1 wins with Kicken Kris in 2003 Secretariat Stakes and the 2004 Arlington Million.