Michael Stidham, born 1957 in Neptune, New Jersey, was born into horse racing. His father George Stidham, was a jockey and trainer. George also served as Bill Hartack’s business manager and part-time agent before becoming a trainer. George Stidham passed away April 1, 2005 at the age of 78. Mike learned the trade under the watchful eye of his father, from the ground up. Starting out as a hotwalker and groom, working up to a position as an assistant trainer.
Brian was introduced to racing by his father, Ed, while growing up in the Los Angeles suburb of Diamond Bar, near Fairplex Park in Pomona and not too far from Santa Anita. He began by training Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos in Southern California for about 10 years before turning to Thoroughbreds in 1997. He won more than 300 races and 19 stakes at Los Alamitos
Mark was born in July 1970 in Akron, Ohio. He’s a second-generation trainer, having grown up in the business under his father, trainer Joseph Shuman. Mark is a University of Miami (Ohio) graduate, with a degree in exercise physiology. While obtaining that degree, he always knew that his heart was leading him to follow his father in training racehorses.