Randy Klopp

Spiess, Klopp Earn Owners' Title, Klopp Takes Training Race at Indiana

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,"...

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Tanquerray Another Timely Acquisition for Nicks

Indiana horseman William Austin Nicks, who improbably acquired the dam of Rich Strike just days before that colt won the GI Kentucky Derby in May, scored another dam of a future Grade I winner on a shoestring budget when he purchased Tanquerray (Good Journey), in foal to Outwork, for $2,000 at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton February sale. The mare was followed into the sales ring at that auction by her yearling filly by Outwork, who sold for $8,000. Reoffered at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic in October, the yearling brought $40,000. Now named Leave...

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Indiana Grand Meet Wraps Up

Indiana Grand's 2021 meet concluded Thursday. Randy Klopp, frequently towards the top of the standings, took home his first Thoroughbred trainer's title this year with 59 victories--12 more than the next conditioner--and earnings over $1.2 million. Klopp also teamed up to earn the owner's title with Roger Spiess's Spiess Stable. They partnered for 31 victories at the stand, finishing in the money 59% of the time and racking up more than $621,000 in purse earnings. Marcelino Pedroza Jr. took home his third Indiana leading Thoroughbred rider title with 105 victories,...

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