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Mike’s interest in racing began when his grandparents would take him to Turf Paradise as a child growing up.At 20 years old, he became a trainer and had a small stable in Arizona for five years.Then Mike moved to California to work for Walter Greenman, a well known West Coast horsemen, as his assistant trainer.In 1995, he became the private trainer for Cobra Farm in Kentucky where he developed stakes winner and Kentucky Derby hopeful Cobra King.Mike opened a public stable in 2002.His most successful horses have been Old Trieste who ran in the 1998 Kentucky Derby, Bruce’s Dream, Gorgeous Goose, Running Flame, Star of Goshen, and Lord Grillo who defeated 1997 Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm.Mike’s top Kentucky Oaks 137 contender is, Turbulent Descent, who won the Moccasin Stakes and Hollywood Starlet (GI) impressively. She is the first filly ever to sweep both of these stakes races at Hollywood Park.Mike Puype was born on August 4, 1966 and resides in Arcadia, California.
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