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Monti N. Sims

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Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 2 2 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $590 $295 $295
Turf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 2 2 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $590 $295 $295
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $465 $465 $465
First-time starters 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 5 16 3.2 0 1 2 0% 18.75% $8,843 $553 $1,769
Turf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 5 16 3.2 0 1 2 0% 18.75% $8,843 $553 $1,769
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 2 10 5 0 0 2 0% 20% $5,579 $558 $2,790
First-time starters 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 5 27 5.4 3 4 5 11.11% 44.44% $44,638 $1,653 $8,928
Turf 2 3 1.5 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 5 30 6 3 4 5 10% 40% $44,638 $1,488 $8,928
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 2 18 9 3 3 3 16.67% 50% $33,517 $1,862 $16,759
First-time starters 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 3 11 3.67 3 2 0 27.27% 45.45% $41,798 $3,800 $13,933
Turf 3 4 1.33 0 0 1 0% 25% $3,050 $763 $1,017
All Weather 1 1 1 0 0 1 0% 100% $1,900 $1,900 $1,900
Total 4 16 4 3 2 2 18.75% 43.75% $46,748 $2,922 $11,687
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 3 11 3.67 2 1 2 18.18% 45.45% $29,830 $2,712 $9,943
First-time starters 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 15 36 2.4 1 2 5 2.78% 22.22% $43,087 $1,197 $2,872
Turf 6 16 2.67 1 1 0 6.25% 12.5% $21,857 $1,366 $3,643
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 16 52 3.25 2 3 5 3.85% 19.23% $64,944 $1,249 $4,059
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 11 24 2.18 1 1 2 4.17% 16.67% $22,901 $954 $2,082
First-time starters 1 1 0 0 1 0% 100% $2,299 $2,299 $2,299
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 20 76 3.8 13 6 7 17.11% 34.21% $158,619 $2,087 $7,931
Turf 14 29 2.07 2 3 4 6.9% 31.03% $48,295 $1,665 $3,450
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 25 105 4.2 15 9 11 14.29% 33.33% $206,914 $1,971 $8,277
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 16 71 4.44 9 8 8 12.68% 35.21% $141,537 $1,993 $8,846
First-time starters 5 5 0 0 1 0% 20% $2,650 $530 $530
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 16 67 4.19 7 10 12 10.45% 43.28% $154,855 $2,311 $9,678
Turf 8 18 2.25 4 0 1 22.22% 27.78% $55,789 $3,099 $6,974
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 18 85 4.72 11 10 13 12.94% 40% $210,644 $2,478 $11,702
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 12 48 4 5 5 9 10.42% 39.58% $103,584 $2,158 $8,632
First-time starters 2 2 0 0 0 0% 0% $1,544 $772 $772
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 20 56 2.8 6 4 4 10.71% 25% $103,078 $1,841 $5,154
Turf 10 20 2 0 2 2 0% 20% $20,878 $1,044 $2,088
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 21 76 3.62 6 6 6 7.89% 23.68% $123,956 $1,631 $5,903
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 3 6 2 0 0 1 0% 16.67% $6,168 $1,028 $2,056
Claiming 10 28 2.8 2 2 2 7.14% 21.43% $31,360 $1,120 $3,136
First-time starters 3 3 0 0 0 0% 0% $1,050 $350 $350
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 5 14 2.8 2 4 1 14.29% 50% $45,050 $3,218 $9,010
Turf 2 2 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $1,500 $750 $750
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 5 16 3.2 2 4 1 12.5% 43.75% $46,550 $2,909 $9,310
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 1 3 3 0 1 1 0% 66.67% $8,020 $2,673 $8,020
Claiming 2 7 3.5 0 1 0 0% 14.29% $7,010 $1,001 $3,505
First-time starters 2 2 1 1 0 50% 100% $15,470 $7,735 $7,735
Name: Monti N. Sims
Address:
1008 Piketown Rd
Harrisburg, PA  17112
Phone: (352) 266-1088
Phone (Mobile): (352) 266-1088
Fax: (717) 307-3304
Email: Mnealsims@gmail.com
Website: http://Www.hillcrestmeadowequine.com
Facebook: Kathryn Papp - Hillcrest Meadow Equine - PA Racehorse Rehoming
Twitter: @Kathrynpapp
Trainer Bio

Dr. Papp is an equine veterinarian who owns and runs Hillcrest Meadow Equine that is based in Harrisburg, PA where she lives with her life-long Thoroughbred trainer husband, Monti Neal Sims.  Perhaps best known for his and his father’s management and campaigning of the famous race mare, The Very One, Sims is a third generation full-time and full-service horseman and Thoroughbred Trainer. He also has had significant success advising clients on TB auction sales purchases and with pin-hooking endeavors.  Monti is an ethical and dedicated trainer who is currently based out of Penn National Racetrack in Grantville, Pa, along with cross-training and conditioning off of his and his wife’s nearby farm.Monti’s father, also Monti but usually referred to as “Sonny” Sims spent many years of his life, after originally riding as a jump jock, then making a name for himself as a trainer, managing the breeding program at the well-known KY based Spendthrift Farm.The youngest Monti Sims (whom this blurb is about), now almost into his third decade of training, very much resembled and idolized his grandfather growing up, who was also named and referred to as Monti, with regards to his style of riding and close observation and consideration of details regarding all things equine.  In the family’s opinion, the the eldest of the Monti Sims’s was also the luckiest, as he got to spend many of his twilight years keeping the world-famous stallion, Seattle Slew, happy and fit while riding him frequently around the farm throughout the stud’s retirement from racing.Monti Neal Sims also currently sits on and plays an active role in the Board of Directors of the non-profit equine rescue and aftercare non-profit organization, PA Racehorse Rehoming, Rehabilitation & Rescue (PARR).  MNS (his common abbreviation) prides himself most on his ability to shape, train and bring along young horses up to their maximal potential. He also has a special knack working with “quirky” horses that may need a bit more individual attention and understanding in order to progress and evolve their innate talent.   Many who know MNS would agree that his approach to training is bluntly honest and can be likened to more of a European style/approach whenever available facilites make this possible.  Monti’s main focus besides seeking racing success is maintaining the soundness of, both the mind and body, of the horses under his care and preventing problems that, if addressed early enough, can prolong and improve an individual horse’s performance and quality of life. 

Locations Manager on location Email Phone Day Rate # of horses trained
Penn National Monti Neal Sims Mnealsims@gmail.com (352) 266-1088 60.00 8
What's your normal use of veterinary services to manage horses on a day-today basis:
  • Aggressive ($700+ month/horse)
  • Moderate ($300 - $600 month/horse)
  • Occasional (less than $300 month/horse)
Comments:
All new horses recieve a comprehensive veterinary assessment upon arrival along with baseline endoscopic and radiographic findings (at discounted cost to owner) for which to compare all future diagnostics and findings to, especially if any issues do arise. Each horse in the barn is examined by a veterinarian weekly, at no additional cost to the owner. All recommended treatments and management plans are openly discussed ahead of time between trainer, owner and veterinarian. Immediate Pre-race medication treatment/supplementation is NOT a common approach to success in this barn. Any issues that may cause decrease in performance, he thoroughly believes, should be addressed well before any race to ensure that issue has been adequately resolved and that horse does not anticipate nor associate any discomfort or unpleasant experience with their races.
Other than day rate, does your billing include charges for:
  • Veterinary
  • Blacksmith
  • Vanning
  • Travel
  • Other
Comments:
Normal trainer’s commission of 10% purse for 1st-3rd finishes. Van fees for race and return determined by the immediate circumstances and are based on current accepted rates. Stakes (tipping) are usually awarded to the particular horse’s groom when their horse wins a race. Average is 100$. Finally, race prep fees that include additional bandaging materials, extra help for running a horse if regular groom is not available, at some locations, lasix fees and pony fees are added up and included on monthly invoices as race prep costs and average from 50-100$ per race depending on location.
How often do you communicate with Owners:
  • Daily
  • 2-3 times a week
  • Once a week
  • As needed
Comments:
Every owner has a different comfort level with being updated regarding their horse(s) progress and current status. MNS is amenable to working out individual communication plans (via phone, text, email, photos, videos, etc) which is acceptable to each individual owner.

Top 10 Winning Horses - Past 12 months

Horse Sex Current Earnings Best Win Race Class Best Win Stake
Horse Sex Earnings Best Race Class Best Stake
Dancin for Daddy Filly $68,110 Stakes placed
Vicious Gelding $78,707 Winner
Coastal Tyde Gelding $65,889 Winner
Lorax Gelding $64,856 Winner
U S Maureen Filly $48,119 Winner
Fifth Storm Gelding $42,304 Winner
Mercury Head Gelding $41,267 Winner
Dancer's Hideaway Colt $37,103 Winner
Kokalola Filly $35,594 Winner
Hooded Dancer Filly $35,280 Winner
Individual Ratings
Submitted by: Hillcrest Meadow Farm
Sunday August 19, 2018
Overall Experience:
5

Communication:
4

Integrity:
5

Professionalism:
5

Availability:
4

Billing:
4

Staff:
5

Horse Trained: Hot stocker


Average Ratings
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  • 4
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  • 4
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  • 5
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References Name # Horses Trained Best Horse Trained
Wounded Warrior Stables 5 Vicious, Mercury Head
Fred Hickey 2 Kalamitty
Albert Lupcho, Jr 5 Lorax, US Maureen, Bees In Her Bonnet
Randy and Nicole Brungard 2 Life at Six, Magnum Forty
Hillcrest Meadow Farm 4 Hummingbird, Inherent Value, Hot Stocker

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