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Jeff Metz Shutters Stable In Favor Of Stall Superintendent Position At Santa Anita – Horse Racing News


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Trainer Jeff Metz has closed his stable in order to take a position as the stall superintendent at Santa Anita Park, the Daily Racing Form reported.

A winner of 938 races over a career that began in 1991, Metz is a former leading trainer at Emerald Downs and has been among the leading trainers at the recently-announced-to-be-closing Turf Paradise.

Metz’ daughter, Zoe Metz, will take over his eight-horse string at Santa Anita, while his trainees in Washington State were sold or turned out.

“It was my plan to stay close to California and this came open suddenly. It happened fast,” Metz told DRF. “It looks like a good opportunity, knowing all the players between management and horsemen on the backstretch.”

According to his website, Metz is a former champion hunter jumper rider and former amateur jockey. Following his worldwide career in the saddle, Metz worked as an assistant trainer to trainers such as Bruce Headley, Dan Hendricks, and Bob Hess, Jr., while simultaneously earning a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form

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