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Michelle Nihei

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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 11 23 2.09 0 5 2 0% 30.43% $80,981 $3,521 $7,362
Turf 23 58 2.52 4 5 8 6.9% 29.31% $126,255 $2,177 $5,489
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 27 81 3 4 10 10 4.94% 29.63% $207,236 $2,558 $7,675
  
Graded Stakes 2 2 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $1,000 $500 $500
Black-type Stakes 3 8 2.67 0 1 1 0% 25% $36,420 $4,553 $12,140
Two-year-olds 3 9 3 0 2 0 0% 22.22% $33,058 $3,673 $11,019
Claiming 10 18 1.8 2 4 2 11.11% 44.44% $44,153 $2,453 $4,415
First-time starters 9 9 0 1 1 0% 22.22% $18,000 $2,000 $2,000
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 15 23 1.53 2 2 6 8.7% 43.48% $91,840 $3,993 $6,123
Turf 28 86 3.07 6 8 16 6.98% 34.88% $233,100 $2,710 $8,325
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 33 109 3.3 8 10 22 7.34% 36.7% $324,940 $2,981 $9,847
  
Graded Stakes 1 2 2 0 0 0 0% 0% $3,500 $1,750 $3,500
Black-type Stakes 2 3 1.5 0 0 0 0% 0% $4,250 $1,417 $2,125
Two-year-olds 7 12 1.71 2 0 1 16.67% 25% $62,290 $5,191 $8,899
Claiming 12 29 2.42 3 3 6 10.34% 41.38% $88,380 $3,048 $7,365
First-time starters 14 14 1 1 1 7.14% 21.43% $47,620 $3,401 $3,401
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 13 22 1.69 2 1 1 9.09% 18.18% $70,827 $3,219 $5,448
Turf 26 88 3.38 13 7 14 14.77% 38.64% $300,694 $3,417 $11,565
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 30 110 3.67 15 8 15 13.64% 34.55% $371,521 $3,377 $12,384
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 2 3 1.5 0 0 0 0% 0% $4,955 $1,652 $2,478
Two-year-olds 7 21 3 3 2 1 14.29% 28.57% $89,594 $4,266 $12,799
Claiming 10 26 2.6 4 3 5 15.38% 46.15% $72,990 $2,807 $7,299
First-time starters 12 12 1 0 0 8.33% 8.33% $23,065 $1,922 $1,922
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 14 27 1.93 5 5 5 18.52% 55.56% $136,100 $5,041 $9,721
Turf 41 112 2.73 12 16 16 10.71% 39.29% $443,710 $3,962 $10,822
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 46 139 3.02 17 21 21 12.23% 42.45% $579,810 $4,171 $12,605
  
Graded Stakes 2 2 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $1,000 $500 $500
Black-type Stakes 5 7 1.4 1 0 1 14.29% 28.57% $72,132 $10,305 $14,426
Two-year-olds 10 25 2.5 3 4 2 12% 36% $110,400 $4,416 $11,040
Claiming 14 41 2.93 5 9 8 12.2% 53.66% $119,415 $2,913 $8,530
First-time starters 12 12 0 1 0 0% 8.33% $13,560 $1,130 $1,130
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 12 17 1.42 1 0 1 5.88% 11.76% $46,623 $2,743 $3,885
Turf 26 84 3.23 12 8 9 14.29% 34.52% $524,081 $6,239 $20,157
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 30 101 3.37 13 8 10 12.87% 30.69% $570,704 $5,651 $19,023
  
Graded Stakes 2 3 1.5 0 0 0 0% 0% $9,500 $3,167 $4,750
Black-type Stakes 6 16 2.67 0 1 2 0% 18.75% $65,185 $4,074 $10,864
Two-year-olds 7 13 1.86 1 1 1 7.69% 23.08% $51,775 $3,983 $7,396
Claiming 4 12 3 1 0 0 8.33% 8.33% $13,810 $1,151 $3,453
First-time starters 9 9 1 1 0 11.11% 22.22% $44,700 $4,967 $4,967
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 6 10 1.67 0 1 1 0% 20% $12,241 $1,224 $2,040
Turf 14 48 3.43 5 3 6 10.42% 29.17% $228,580 $4,762 $16,327
All Weather 3 3 1 1 0 2 33.33% 100% $46,150 $15,383 $15,383
Total 15 61 4.07 6 4 9 9.84% 31.15% $286,971 $4,704 $19,131
  
Graded Stakes 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 2 3 1.5 0 0 0 0% 0% $1,250 $417 $625
Two-year-olds 2 6 3 0 1 1 0% 33.33% $8,190 $1,365 $4,095
Claiming 1 5 5 0 0 2 0% 40% $4,388 $878 $4,388
First-time starters 5 5 1 0 1 20% 40% $31,280 $6,256 $6,256
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 7 8 1.14 1 2 1 12.5% 50% $50,825 $6,353 $7,261
Turf 25 55 2.2 9 5 6 16.36% 36.36% $572,566 $10,410 $22,903
All Weather 3 6 2 2 1 2 33.33% 83.33% $81,428 $13,571 $27,143
Total 29 69 2.38 12 8 9 17.39% 42.03% $704,819 $10,215 $24,304
  
Graded Stakes 5 10 2 1 2 1 10% 40% $229,681 $22,968 $45,936
Black-type Stakes 8 19 2.38 2 2 2 10.53% 31.58% $353,251 $18,592 $44,156
Two-year-olds 3 4 1.33 1 0 0 25% 25% $34,590 $8,648 $11,530
Claiming 1 2 2 1 1 0 50% 100% $17,800 $8,900 $17,800
First-time starters 8 8 2 1 0 25% 37.5% $64,384 $8,048 $8,048
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 22 31 1.41 1 2 1 3.23% 12.9% $85,832 $2,769 $3,901
Turf 29 68 2.34 7 6 8 10.29% 30.88% $563,277 $8,283 $19,423
All Weather 2 2 1 1 0 0 50% 50% $12,030 $6,015 $6,015
Total 42 101 2.4 9 8 9 8.91% 25.74% $661,139 $6,546 $15,741
  
Graded Stakes 6 18 3 1 3 2 5.56% 33.33% $254,899 $14,161 $42,483
Black-type Stakes 6 24 4 2 4 5 8.33% 45.83% $365,399 $15,225 $60,900
Two-year-olds 19 29 1.53 2 3 2 6.9% 24.14% $161,726 $5,577 $8,512
Claiming 6 6 1 1 0 0 16.67% 16.67% $17,814 $2,969 $2,969
First-time starters 23 23 1 0 3 4.35% 17.39% $76,540 $3,328 $3,328
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 10 18 1.8 3 3 3 16.67% 50% $102,363 $5,687 $10,236
Turf 17 32 1.88 5 3 2 15.63% 31.25% $259,674 $8,115 $15,275
All Weather 4 4 1 1 0 1 25% 50% $14,942 $3,736 $3,736
Total 23 54 2.35 9 6 6 16.67% 38.89% $376,979 $6,981 $16,390
  
Graded Stakes 2 5 2.5 1 0 1 20% 40% $123,221 $24,644 $61,611
Black-type Stakes 3 6 2 1 0 1 16.67% 33.33% $123,221 $20,537 $41,074
Two-year-olds 7 13 1.86 3 2 1 23.08% 46.15% $107,986 $8,307 $15,427
Claiming 1 2 2 1 0 1 50% 100% $21,900 $10,950 $21,900
First-time starters 13 13 2 2 2 15.38% 46.15% $80,507 $6,193 $6,193
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 14 25 1.79 2 4 2 8% 32% $171,183 $6,847 $12,227
Turf 19 58 3.05 9 14 7 15.52% 51.72% $413,096 $7,122 $21,742
All Weather 4 5 1.25 1 0 0 20% 20% $16,605 $3,321 $4,151
Total 27 88 3.26 12 18 9 13.64% 44.32% $600,884 $6,828 $22,255
  
Graded Stakes 4 10 2.5 2 0 0 20% 20% $239,212 $23,921 $59,803
Black-type Stakes 6 15 2.5 2 0 1 13.33% 20% $246,251 $16,417 $41,042
Two-year-olds 3 5 1.67 1 0 1 20% 40% $36,585 $7,317 $12,195
Claiming 5 10 2 1 3 0 10% 40% $21,775 $2,178 $4,355
First-time starters 11 11 1 1 2 9.09% 36.36% $36,533 $3,321 $3,321
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 15 26 1.73 5 2 3 19.23% 38.46% $145,879 $5,611 $9,725
Turf 25 61 2.44 3 4 6 4.92% 21.31% $177,146 $2,904 $7,086
All Weather 12 16 1.33 1 1 2 6.25% 25% $43,350 $2,709 $3,613
Total 35 103 2.94 9 7 11 8.74% 26.21% $366,375 $3,557 $10,468
  
Graded Stakes 2 3 1.5 0 0 1 0% 33.33% $12,500 $4,167 $6,250
Black-type Stakes 5 8 1.6 0 0 2 0% 25% $22,948 $2,869 $4,590
Two-year-olds 3 4 1.33 1 0 1 25% 50% $21,929 $5,482 $7,310
Claiming 3 5 1.67 0 0 0 0% 0% $772 $154 $257
First-time starters 15 15 1 1 1 6.67% 20% $35,519 $2,368 $2,368
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 16 23 1.44 3 2 0 13.04% 21.74% $48,735 $2,119 $3,046
Turf 12 22 1.83 4 2 2 18.18% 36.36% $116,838 $5,311 $9,737
All Weather 10 10 1 1 0 0 10% 10% $18,126 $1,813 $1,813
Total 24 55 2.29 8 4 2 14.55% 25.45% $183,699 $3,340 $7,654
  
Graded Stakes 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $3,232 $3,232 $3,232
Black-type Stakes 2 4 2 1 0 0 25% 25% $33,732 $8,433 $16,866
Two-year-olds 1 2 2 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 5 7 1.4 2 0 0 28.57% 28.57% $25,252 $3,607 $5,050
First-time starters 8 8 2 0 0 25% 25% $19,230 $2,404 $2,404
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% $334 $167 $167
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% $334 $167 $167
  
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 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $177 $177 $177
Claiming 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $157 $157 $157
First-time starters 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Name: Michelle Nihei
Address:
PO Box 439
Harrodsburg, KY  40330
Phone: (859) 533-9753
Email: huntingtonequine@gmail.com
Website: http://michelleniheiracingstables.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michelle.nihei?fref=ts
Trainer Bio

 

Born Calgary, Alberta, Canada to American parents

Michelle's first win came on January 6, 2008 with Heartaches at Tampa Bay for Dogwood Stable.

She galloped Champions ASHADO, WAIT A WHILE, as well as Graded stakes horses LION TAMER, BALTO STAR, FLOWER ALLEY, FRIENDLY ISLAND, MAGNA GRADUATE, OCTAVE, Werblin, WILL HE SHINE,  POLLARD’S VISION, and PURGE.

Former Exercise Rider and Assistant to Todd Pletcher and other high profile trainers.

While assisting Pletcher, Michelle managed trainees MO CUISHLE for her all her wins including the Monmouth Oaks, in addition to portions of the careers of MAGNIFICENT SONG, GO DEPUTY, LAWYER RON, MASTER COMMAND, SHANIKO as they headed into their best races. Dual Grade 1 SW SCAT DADDY was under her care in Florida during the Winter and early Spring of his 3yo season.

Won her first stakes with Elisabeth H. Alexander’s SOUSAPHONE on August 9, 2008 at River Downs in the $50,000 Vivacious H. She has campaigned six other stakes horses including Grade 1 winner PRINCE WILL I AM.

Michelle earned a Post doctorate and Junior Faculty at Baltimore’s John Hopkins University for 4 ½ years conducting research and clinical trials and

Earned a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Kentucky, and Post doctorate and Junior Faculty at Baltimore’s John Hopkins University for 4 ½ years conducting research and clinical trials.

Undergraduate studies at University of Saskatchewan.

Locations Manager on location Email Phone Day Rate # of horses trained
Palm Meadows Training Center 25
Churchill Downs
Saratoga
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:
Horses are treated as needed or deemed necessary.
Other than day rate, does your billing include charges for:
  • Veterinary
  • Blacksmith
  • Vanning
  • Travel
  • Other
How often do you communicate with Owners:
  • Daily
  • 2-3 times a week
  • Once a week
  • As needed
Comments:
Owners are welcomed to call.

Top 10 Winning Horses - Past 12 months

Horse Sex Current Earnings Best Win Race Class Best Win Stake
Royal Urn Colt $70,360 Winner
Overzealous Gelding $21,000 Winner
Hallucegenic Colt $16,050 Winner
Tropical Frosty Filly $14,404 Winner
Horse Sex Earnings Best Race Class Best Stake
Prince Will I Am Ridgling $429,084 Grade 1 winner Jamaica H. G1
Regalo Mia Filly $359,055 Grade 3 winner Orchid S. G3
Upgrade Gelding $246,975 Grade 3 winner Jaipur S. G3
Artest Gelding $88,076 Listed winner Quick Call S.
Macagone Gelding $230,199 Stakes winner Danger's Hour S.
Sousaphone Filly $83,623 Stakes winner Vivacious H.
Woodford Belle Filly $76,584 Grade 1, 2, 3 placed
Play It Loud Gelding $56,302 Grade 1, 2, 3 placed
Morning Calm Colt $215,019 Stakes placed Raymond Earl H.
Royal Urn Colt $98,860 Stakes placed
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