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Arcadia, CA, 91006
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Dan Blacker

  • Born in Oxford, UK

  • Grew up around horses, showjumping competitively as a teenager

  • Studied at The University of Edinburgh

  • While at university Dan worked under trainers Richard Gibson and Jonathan Pease in France and the late steeplechase trainer Peter Monteith

  • Graduated from the Godolphin Flying Start program which included work placements with trainers Jeremy Nosesda in the UK, David Hayes in Australia, Godolphin in Dubai and Richard Mandella in California

  • Assistant trainer to Richard Mandella in California from 2007 to 2009, working with Grade 1 winners The Tin Man, Into Mischief and Dixie Chatter

  • Assistant trainer to Tom Albertrani in New York, Florida and Kentucky from 2009 to 2011 working with Grade 1 winners Gozzip Girl, Flashing and Kentucky Derby starter Brilliant Speed

  • Dan took out his trainer’s license in November 2011 and saddled his first winner less than a month later