W. Bret Calhoun
Texas USA

Currently Residing:
Grand Prairie
Texas USA

His father, William (Buddy) Calhoun, a school teacher, was an owner and trainer at Louisiana Downs. He claimed a few horses in partnership with his father and began training them himself.

He was born on May 12, 1964 and attended the Texas Tech University . He was greatly attracted towards horse racing in his childhood days but did not get opportunit y to become a jockey. When he saw that there was no scope for becoming a jockey, he ultimately jumped headlong into training horses. Took out his trainerâ s license at Louisiana Downs in 1993 and snatched the first win on April 1st 1994 at Trinity Meadows. He is yet to start in the breedersâ cup or in the Triple Crown races. Some of his important clients include Clerence Scharbauer Jr., Rober Berk, Tom Amoss â Euroeas was star of his barn in 2008, with six wins in six starts.

Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2011 266 49 38 45 $1,724,892
2010 934 233 168 137 $7,905,716
2009 820 188 132 111 $4,698,137
2005 797 191 114 109 0.00

Major Racing Wins:- Royal Heroine Stakes (2004) Arlington-Washington Futurity Stakes (2003) Silverbulletday Stakes (2006) Aegon Turf Sprint Stakes (2008) Shakertown Stakes (2008)
He trained Cactus Ridge and Mr. Nightlinger.