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Joe Sharp

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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 146 305 2.09 58 43 33 19.02% 43.93% $1,797,731 $5,894 $12,313
Turf 97 209 2.15 37 26 28 17.7% 43.54% $1,641,136 $7,852 $16,919
All Weather 1 2 2 0 1 0 0% 50% $5,040 $2,520 $5,040
Total 194 516 2.66 95 70 61 18.41% 43.8% $3,443,907 $6,674 $17,752
  
Graded Stakes 10 12 1.2 1 0 0 8.33% 8.33% $116,465 $9,705 $11,647
Black-type Stakes 28 49 1.75 4 6 6 8.16% 32.65% $500,116 $10,206 $17,861
Two-year-olds 23 45 1.96 6 3 4 13.33% 28.89% $315,851 $7,019 $13,733
Claiming 67 120 1.79 28 19 16 23.33% 52.5% $471,872 $3,932 $7,043
First-time starters 63 63 7 10 5 11.11% 34.92% $288,463 $4,579 $4,579
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 139 266 1.91 55 39 33 20.68% 47.74% $1,845,848 $6,939 $13,279
Turf 103 243 2.36 60 34 21 24.69% 47.33% $2,443,277 $10,055 $23,721
All Weather 1 1 1 1 0 0 100% 100% $46,068 $46,068 $46,068
Total 180 510 2.83 116 73 54 22.75% 47.65% $4,335,193 $8,500 $24,084
  
Graded Stakes 8 11 1.38 1 2 1 9.09% 36.36% $220,541 $20,049 $27,568
Black-type Stakes 28 58 2.07 15 8 6 25.86% 50% $1,171,784 $20,203 $41,849
Two-year-olds 50 111 2.22 16 13 9 14.41% 34.23% $740,522 $6,671 $14,810
Claiming 55 88 1.6 25 19 8 28.41% 59.09% $452,488 $5,142 $8,227
First-time starters 63 63 8 2 7 12.7% 26.98% $262,223 $4,162 $4,162
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 112 235 2.1 48 36 25 20.43% 46.38% $2,858,811 $12,165 $25,525
Turf 121 278 2.3 51 39 39 18.35% 46.4% $1,668,396 $6,001 $13,788
All Weather 4 4 1 0 1 0 0% 25% $26,950 $6,738 $6,738
Total 165 517 3.13 99 76 64 19.15% 46.23% $4,554,157 $8,809 $27,601
  
Graded Stakes 15 30 2 3 4 0 10% 23.33% $1,746,379 $58,213 $116,425
Black-type Stakes 29 67 2.31 8 11 3 11.94% 32.84% $2,175,406 $32,469 $75,014
Two-year-olds 28 80 2.86 10 7 7 12.5% 30% $492,223 $6,153 $17,579
Claiming 74 133 1.8 38 21 15 28.57% 55.64% $621,825 $4,675 $8,403
First-time starters 39 39 5 1 1 12.82% 17.95% $186,072 $4,771 $4,771
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 155 332 2.14 50 55 55 15.06% 48.19% $1,933,257 $5,823 $12,473
Turf 150 395 2.63 59 62 48 14.94% 42.78% $2,170,647 $5,495 $14,471
All Weather 7 9 1.29 2 1 1 22.22% 44.44% $55,701 $6,189 $7,957
Total 213 736 3.46 111 118 104 15.08% 45.24% $4,159,605 $5,652 $19,529
  
Graded Stakes 10 15 1.5 0 0 2 0% 13.33% $74,907 $4,994 $7,491
Black-type Stakes 41 77 1.88 8 8 14 10.39% 38.96% $960,872 $12,479 $23,436
Two-year-olds 41 112 2.73 16 13 13 14.29% 37.5% $999,111 $8,921 $24,369
Claiming 90 168 1.87 36 32 22 21.43% 53.57% $763,410 $4,544 $8,482
First-time starters 64 64 5 4 6 7.81% 23.44% $216,776 $3,387 $3,387
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 145 291 2.01 57 50 43 19.59% 51.55% $1,729,943 $5,945 $11,931
Turf 102 254 2.49 42 47 39 16.54% 50.39% $1,882,372 $7,411 $18,455
All Weather 9 9 1 1 3 0 11.11% 44.44% $23,915 $2,657 $2,657
Total 192 554 2.89 100 100 82 18.05% 50.9% $3,636,230 $6,564 $18,939
  
Graded Stakes 11 13 1.18 1 1 1 7.69% 23.08% $208,500 $16,038 $18,955
Black-type Stakes 31 55 1.77 7 9 6 12.73% 40% $860,154 $15,639 $27,747
Two-year-olds 37 88 2.38 11 11 10 12.5% 36.36% $605,566 $6,881 $16,367
Claiming 97 191 1.97 40 41 29 20.94% 57.59% $852,304 $4,462 $8,787
First-time starters 39 39 4 6 2 10.26% 30.77% $201,968 $5,179 $5,179
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 21 32 1.52 12 7 0 37.5% 59.38% $217,095 $6,784 $10,338
Turf 14 23 1.64 8 8 2 34.78% 78.26% $198,250 $8,620 $14,161
All Weather 1 1 1 0 1 0 0% 100% $15,000 $15,000 $15,000
Total 29 56 1.93 20 16 2 35.71% 67.86% $430,345 $7,685 $14,839
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 3 3 1 0 2 0 0% 66.67% $45,600 $15,200 $15,200
Two-year-olds 8 12 1.5 3 1 2 25% 50% $80,760 $6,730 $10,095
Claiming 12 18 1.5 11 3 0 61.11% 77.78% $135,295 $7,516 $11,275
First-time starters 2 2 1 0 0 50% 50% $20,000 $10,000 $10,000
Name: Joe Sharp
Address:
Louisville, KY 
Phone: (504) 239-8831
Email: mjsharp75@aol.com
Twitter: @mjsharp75_joe
Trainer Bio

 

Born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, Joe's formative years were spent between Lexington, KY, and Charles Town, WV, working at the racetracks with his parents even before he could tie his own shoes...

 ..."Horses have been my passion my entire life," he says. "“As a kid, I used to sleep with a set of blinkers, purple and white diamonds. And I have experienced many walks of the business before knowing what I was best suited and most stimulated by." Indeed, Joe has seen and been a part of every facet of the racing industry, from foaling mares, riding races both here in the US and abroad, as well as a brief stint as a Jockey's agent. He knew, however, that he was destined to become a trainer when working as assistant for two of the top conditioners in the country, Mike Stidham and Mike Maker. "I have put 100 percent into anything I have ever done and gathered as much knowledge as possible along the way."

While Joe set up training on his own in September of 2014, he acknowledges that the support family and friends have offered him over the years has been instrumental in the startling early success of his career. "My parents have both always been in the business, my father [Marc Sharp] a trainer and mother [Sarah Escudero] an exercise rider. This has given me a tremendous amount of exposure to the world of horseracing from a very young age, thus making me a very well-rounded professional."

Perhaps even more instrumental in his success story is the involvement at the barn of his wife Rosie Napravnik, formerly one of the top jockeys in the US. Rosie is currently Joe's main assistant trainer. "She is every bit as effective in the barn as she was on their backs." And Rosie has just given birth to their first child together, Carson.

Joe's 10-year-old daughter, Aiyana, also looks to have inherited the family's precocious interest in horses, as she is already a frequent face on the show pony circuit. "I have even managed to coach her soccer team in my spare time."

That Joe managed to find the time to coach his daughter's soccer team is a minor miracle, given the rapid expansion of his barn. The numbers of horses in his care has quickly swollen to 50 - a testament to an incredible first meet as a trainer, when at the Fair Grounds winter 2014-2015 season, Joe was vying for top trainer honors right up to the end. But in typically self-effacing fashion, Joe is quick to credit a large portion of his success to a formidable team of owners and staff. "We have been very fortunate to get off to a great start with the support of an exceptional crew and a group of owners that are second to none. We have around 50 horses under our care and are always looking to expand and take on new business."

With such an astonishing success story already under his belt, it's easy to forget that the best is yet to come.

Locations Manager on location Email Phone Day Rate # of horses trained
Churchill Downs
Fair Grounds
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:
As needed
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

Top 10 Winning Horses - Past 12 months

Horse Sex Current Earnings Best Win Race Class Best Win Stake
Mom's On Strike Filly $133,175 Grade 3 winner Old Forester Mint Julep S. G3
Midnight Fantasy Filly $232,180 Stakes winner Austintown Filly Sprint S.
Malpais Colt $127,600 Stakes winner Robert Hilton Memorial S.
Tracksmith Colt $118,633 Stakes winner Frisk Me Now S.
Devine Mischief Filly $47,068 Stakes winner Ruling Angel S.
Pretty Lady Filly $46,500 Stakes winner Pago Hop S.
Midnight Tea Time Gelding $228,840 Winner
Coexistence Filly $162,223 Winner
Fast Boat Gelding $158,305 Winner
Heavy Roller Gelding $137,639 Winner
Horse Sex Earnings Best Race Class Best Stake
Girvin Colt $1,624,392 Grade 1 winner betfair.com Haskell Invitational S. G1
Mom's On Strike Filly $594,550 Grade 3 winner Bewitch S. G3
Sandbar Gelding $156,800 Grade 3 winner Maryland Sprint H. G3
Cool Arrow Gelding $431,625 Listed winner Remington Springboard Mile S.
Phat Man Gelding $300,623 Listed winner Long Branch S.
Aztec Brave (FR) Gelding $299,235 Listed winner West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker's Cup S.
Kitten's Cat Colt $296,360 Listed winner Kitten's Joy S.
Line Judge Colt $221,861 Listed winner Jean Lafitte S.
Triple Chelsea Filly $190,570 Listed winner Giant's Causeway S.
Shore Runner Gelding $171,000 Listed winner Troy S.
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