||Brad H. Cox
||3 March 1980
||Louisville, Kentucky, United States
||Jerry Cox ( Father), Mary Cox ( Mother)
||2 , 16-year-old Bryson and 13-year-old Blake
|| $10million ( estimated)
Brad H. Cox IS a Thoroughbred racehorse trainer whose most notable horses include multiple Eclipse Award winner Monomoy Girl, Covfefe, and Essential Quality. He had four winners at the 2020 Breeders' Cup, helping Cox earn the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer that year. Essential Quality is that the early favorite for the 2021 Kentucky Derby .
Early Life and Family
Brad Cox was born in Louisville, Kentucky on March 30, 1980,the son of Jerry and Mary Cox. He grew up just two blocks faraway from Churchill Downs and his father began taking him to the track when he was four or five. Cox began studying the Daily Racing Form when he was twelve. "I felt I knew tons about what it meant. i used to be intrigued by the trainers, the jockeys, the past performances themselves."
He attended Iroquois highschool and got his first job as a hot walker at thirteen, then worked as a groom for trainers Burt Kessinger and Jimmy Baker. He was the an assistant trainer to Dallas Stewart for five years before starting his own stable at age 24.He is currently married to Livia Frazar, a racetrack veterinarian, who met him in 2011. the 2 have a son Brodie. Cox also has two sons, Blake and Bryson, from his first marriage who work with him as assistants/barn foremen.
Livia Frazar, who married Cox last September and was dating the trainer when he lost the Midwest horses, calls this meet "unbelievable.""Being his wife, I see what proportion it takes faraway from our family," she said. "But I'm so proud that he does spend such a lot time doing what he loves and he's actually seeing the results from it now."Cox has two sons, Bryson, 20, and Blake, 17, from a first marriage.
Brad Cox Racing career
Brad Cox earned his first career win on December 4, 2004 with One Lucky Storm at Turfway Park. In 2005, Tappin for Gold gave him his first stakes win. He had fairly limited success within the following years, mainly within the claiming ranks, and his stable shrank at one point to only two or three horses. However, he slowly built up his client base, which came to incorporate members of the Dubai royalty , Juddmonte Farms and Spendthrift Farm.Cox earned his first graded stakes win in 2014 with Carve within the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap. He noted that his early graded stakes winners were from the claiming ranks.
Brad Cox's reputation as an elite trainer began when Monomoy Girl joined his stable in 2017. She gave Brad Cox his class I win within the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland in 2018 then became his first Eclipse Award winner after winning the Kentucky Oaks, Acorn Stakes, Coaching Club American Oaks and Breeders' Cup Distaff.Cox recorded his 1,000th win on November 18, 2018 with Play On at Fair Grounds.
In 2019, Cox trained two more Eclipse Award winners, Covfefe and British Idiom, whose campaigns were highlighted by wins within the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint and Juvenile Fillies respectively. Those wins temporarily increased Cox to fourth place on the 2019 list of leading trainers by money earned.He finished the year ranked fifth by earnings and fourth by number of wins.
After missing her 2019 campaign thanks to illness, Monomoy Girl returned in 2020 to win another Eclipse Award. Cox was the leading trainer at Keeneland's 2020 Fall Meet, then had a record-tying four winners at the 2020 Breeders' Cup: Monomoy Girl within the Distaff, Essential Quality within the Juvenile, Knicks enter the Dirt Mile and Aunt Pearl within the Juvenile Fillies Turf.Cox was voted the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer of 2020.After winning the Blue Grass Stakes, Essential Quality is that the favorite for the 2021 Kentucky Derby .