Trainers

Mike Puype

California
Photo: Mike Puype

Mike started his career in Arizona, moved through Kentucky, and has become one of the leading trainers in Southern California. Mike is generally known as the hardest working training on the backstretch and it pays off in spades with the performance of his horses.

Career Highlights: Campaigned GI winner Turbulent Descent and back-to-back Breeders’ Cup winner Mizdirection.

Little Known Fact: Mike’s office is the most popular at the track due to his plethora of snack foods.

Faves:
Horse: El Manuel
Childhood Book: Goodnight Moon
Movie: Die Hard
Hobby: Anything NFL
Drink: Coors Light
Quote: “Shit Happens.” – Anonymous

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