One of LBB's guiding principles is based on surrounding ourselves with great horsemen - men and women who are well-respected, boast successful racing careers, and are willing to help guide and collaborate on key decisions as we grow our stable. They are a vital part of the LBB Team.
New York & Florida
As a teenager, Mark spent his summers working for either his father, trainer John Hennig or his friend, Neil Howard. He later landed a job working with Hall Of Fame trainer, Jack Van Berg, in May of 1987. He worked in Southern California for Van Berg, before he was hired by Hall Of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, in September of that year, later becoming one of his assistants. Over his 25+ year career as a trainer, he's amassed over 9,800 starts, 1,400 wins and over $75MM in earnings and has trained many greats, including Graded Stakes Winners Star of Cozzene (Arlington Million), Gold Mover (Schuylerville), Summer Colony (Del. Handicap), Eddington (Pimlico Special), Gygistar (King's Bishop) and so many more.
Did you know? Mark was only 28 years old when he saddled his first Kentucky Derby runner, Personal Hope, in 1993. He finished 4th in the Derby, losing by less than three lengths.
Arkansas & Kentucky
Randy grew up on the racetrack and his father, W.R. "Charlie" Morse, was also a trainer. He worked various jobs on the backstretch—hot walker, groom, foreman, stable agent—and was galloping horses at age 15. Morse scored his first win as a trainer in 1981. He has been responsible for several multiple graded stakes winners. In 2014 he saddled Moonshine Mullin to win the Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) at Churchill Downs, the horse's final start. Moonshine Mullin was a $40,000 claim seven months earlier. Morse also trained millionaire and Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (G2) winner Jonesboro , and grade 3 winners Morluc , Testify, and Fan the Flame . Randy holds a training record of 1,028-979-958 from 7,152 starts. He just recently surpassed $25 million in career earnings.
Did you know? Randy finished 2nd by mere inches in consecutive editions of the Hong Kong sprint in 2000 and 2001, with Morluc, whom he claimed for $50,000 at Gulfstream Park in 1999.
Anna ook a leap of faith to chase her dreams in December 2012; she drove to California before landing her first assistant job with Art Sherman in April 2013. In September 2017, she took upon an assistant and exercise riding job for Richard Baltas where she worked with many stakes horses such as; Gas Station Sushi, Goodyearforroses, Madam Dancealot, Midnight Crossing, Queen Blossom, Gato Del Oro, Insta Erma, Tapped, A Red Tie Day and more. After all the years of experience, Anna was then encouraged by friends, family, and numerous clients to make the next step and take out her trainers license, which she did in October 2018
Did you know? Anna's first real hands-on experience would come in grooming and exercising at places like Portland Meadows, Emerald Downs and Grants Pass
David Van Winkle
David’s training career began in 1989 in Nebraska. He now trains primarily at Canterbury Park and Tampa Bay Downs. He won the training title at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack in 1995, 2002 and 2003. He was inducted into the Canterbury Park Hall of Fame in 2006. David trained four consecutive Canterbury Horses of the Year in Shot of Gold, J. P. Jet, Prime Step, and Chisholm. David has amassed a record of 1,089-988-944 from over 7,400 starts, earning nearly $13MM.
Did you know? He is a native of Nebraska and was working in construction when he decided that maybe horse racing would prove more gratifying. He spent many a days at Aksarben, where as a boy he accompanied his father to watch the races.
Lacey grew up with horses at her family’s farm in Upper Marlboro, Md., and now is at the helm of one of the largest stables at Laurel Park. She was an assistant to her father during the summer when he was based at Monmouth Park. She has worked for trainers Helen Pitts in Florida and Tom Albertrani and Allen Iwinski in New York. She later oversaw the stable at the Monmouth and Delaware Park when her father was unable to do so. Gaudet is an advocate of cooperation and following through on initiatives that are in the best interest of Maryland racing.
Did you know? Graduating from high school at 16, she competed in pony races during her early teenage years, then moved onto the Virginia and Maryland hunt circuits. She had aims of becoming a jockey, but growth spurts brought Lacey's jockey dreams came to a close.