The partnership of Roger Spiess' Spiess Stable and Randy Klopp rounded out the 2022 season at Horseshoe Indianapolis with 31 wins, bringing their purse earnings to just shy of the $1 million mark to earn their second consecutive title for Leading Thoroughbred Owner at the Shelbyville oval. The earnings tally of $979,041 for 2022 sets a new record for most purse earnings recorded by an owner of either breed in track history.
“I'd have to say winning the $250,000 stakes [with Latigo] was the highlight of the year for us,” said Spiess, who is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. “It's been a really great year and Randy and his crew do an outstanding job.”
Klopp also eked out a training title, earning the distinction after taking the sixth race with Surley. Heading into the final day of action, Klopp led Trainer Genaro Garcia by two wins with a count of 64 to 62. Garcia scored a win in the second race to tighten up the race, but the win by Surley put Klopp at 65 wins on the year for the title. Horses from Klopp's barn have earned more than $1.7 million this season and the stable maintained a 21% win rate and a 53% in-the-money record.
“I'm very thankful,” said Klopp. “I thank all the employees and our crew and the owners. If it weren't for the owners, we couldn't do this. Also, a special thanks to the jockeys and the agents that handle their rides. It's been a great year.”