There was a lot of speed in there and I wanted to be mid-pack and wait for the horses to come back to me and just let my horse finish, and it worked out exactly that way. They went pretty quick, and I was able to sit just off the speedUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Mar 15, 2010
I've been tip-toeing around the barn all morning, saying, 'I know we're going to give them a scare.' I'm just very, very proud of my horse. To run second to the best horse in the world and one of the greats of all time is hugeUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Oct 04, 2010
It looks like he came out of the Kentucky Derby pretty goodUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup May 16, 2005
We were really worried about her going a mile and an eighthUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Feb 14, 2005
I was pretty sure I had the horses in front of me measured and he won pretty comfortablyUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Nov 03, 2003
Goodwood Handicap (1994, 2007) Bayakoa Handicap (1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2009) Hollywood Oaks (1998) El Encino Stakes (1999, 2006, 2008, 2009) La Canada Stakes (1999, 2005, 2009) Santa Margarita Handicap (1999, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010) Santa Maria Handicap (2000, 2003) San Luis Rey Handicap (2005) San Diego Handicap (2006) San Felipe Stakes (2006) Milady Handicap (2006, 2008, 2009) Vanity Handicap (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010) Santa Anita Derby (2007) Inglewood Handicap (2007, 2009) Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (2007) Eddie Read Handicap (2007) Del Mar Handicap (2007) Oaklawn Handicap (2008) Apple Blossom Handicap (2008, 2010) Lady's Secret Stakes (2008, 2009) San Pasqual Handicap (2010) New Orleans Ladies Stakes (2010) American Oaks (2010)
John A. Shirreffs (born June 1, 1945 in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse trainer.
Based in California, Vietnam War veteran John Shirreffs began training Thoroughbreds in 1978. He has won a number of stakes races with his most important coming in the 2005 Kentucky Derby when Giacomo scored a major upset. In 2007, another Shirreffs-trained horse scored a major upset when Tiago, a half-brother to Giacomo (both out of the mare Set Them Free) won the Santa Anita Derby. He is also the trainer of champion Zenyatta, beaten only once in twenty career starts, and winner of the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic in 2008 and Breeders' Cup Classic in 2009.