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Stewart Nickel

Winners Circle Partners is managed by Stewart Nickel, a horseman with 25 years experience owning, breeding and racing thoroughbreds. Stewart has amassed over 220 wins and $4,700,000 in purses during his career as an owner. After co-founding and building a publicly-traded technology business over 11 years, Stewart exited the technology industry and has been focusing primarily on thoroughbred racing since 2002.  Wanting to combine his passion for thoroughbreds, enjoyment of working with people and business experience, Stewart founded Winners Circle Partners and formed the initial Partnership in 2004. Stewart Nickel


Dove Houghton
Base Track: Laurel

Dove began training full-time in 2005 and maintains a successful and consistent stable of both horses purchased at sale as well as horses claimed on the track.  Prior to starting running her own stable, Dove was an assistant trainer  and also spent a number of years on the backside as an exercise rider.

Dove Houghton
Hugh McMahon 
Base Track: Laurel

Hugh began training in 2009 after serving as an assistant trainer for over (5) years. Prior to training, Hugh was a jockey on the European circuit as well as in NY and other Mid-Atlantic tracks.  His extensive knowledge and hands-on approach have provided consistent results in his training career.

Hugh McMahon
Tim Hooper 
Base Track: Penn National


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