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Michael Sternklar

Years as an Owner: 9
Horses Owned (Current): 5
Horses Owned (Lifetime): approx 25
Best Horse: Zippy Shannon
Best Win: Schenectady Handicap
Trainer(s): Rick Schosberg
Best Experience as an Owner:
Winning our first stake at 17-1
What I like about Thoroughbred Racing:
The people are tremendous. I've met great people from every walk of life. The people who work in the game are full of passion.
How I Became a Thoroughbred Owner:
I went to the track for year and my college roommate and I always talked about doing this "some day". We woke up one day and realized we can actually do this. We hired a great trainer and away we went.
Best Advice:
Hiring a great trainer and getting out of his way
Owner Bio

I have been an owner of thoroughbreds in NY since 2004. My first partnership was called Clear Stars Stable. We ran mostly NYBs at the claiming and allowance levels. We won a stake on NY Showcase day at Belmont with a horse name Zippy Shannon - a beautiful sprinter by City Zip. We had a graded stakes placed horse name That'srightofficer and currently have a colt name Wee Freudian who we claimed for $20,000 and has returned that almost ten-fold. We are a small group of close friends who are having the time of our lives.

I started a new syndicate named Team Clear Stars Stable. We have 17 partners. We've claimed two horses so far and purchased a beautiful 2YO at the Timonium 2YO-in-Training sale this year. We have high hopes for him.

I have run businesses of different sizes for years and I can tell you the best business decision I ever made was hiring Rick Schosberg as my trainer. A tremendous horseman and just a high integrity guy.