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Joseph Seekman

Full name: Joseph G. Seekman
Born: 06/20/1964
Birthplace: Plainwell, MI
Residence: Centreville, MI
Height: 5-foot-11
Colors: Red-White-Gray
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Career

Seekman has been one of the top trainers in the Midwest for many years and in recent seasons has also campaigned a successful stable on the Grand Circuit…Art Official won the 2008 Meadowlands Pace with a classic upset of eventual Horse of the Year Somebeachsomewhere and returned in 2009 to win the Indiana Pacing Derby and hit the board in the Breeders Crown, Ben Franklin Pace, American-National and Dan Patch Invitational…Art Official earned nearly $500,000 in 2009 and pushed his career earnings to $2 million…In 2008, Art Official won the Cane Pace and Hoosier Cup in addition to the Meadowlands Pace…Seekman gained the national spotlight in 2003 as the trainer of Kikikatie, the Dan Patch Award winner as the sport’s top 2-year-old pacing filly…She came back as a 3-year-old to win the Mistletoe Shalee and American-National and banked $1.2 million lifetime…Another leading pupil in recent years was 2007 Windy City Pace champion Booze Cruzin, who is still active and has cashed more than $700,000 in checks...Freshman pacing filly Modern Connection enjoyed a solid campaign for Seekman in 2010, winning the Ontario Sire Stakes Super Final on her way to cashing $446,352 in season’s earnings…Other top horses in recent seasons include Beachy Girl, Cabana Fever, Gold Dust Beach, Three Olives, Genuine Lady and Annieswesterncard. Seekman’s son, Travis, is embarking on a career as a driver in the Midwest.
Personal favorite food is pizza…first car was a Dodge pickup…has been working with horses since he got out of high school…his favorite thing to do is go away with his family, often camping or on a cruise…he has two sons, Travis (20) and Jarrod (17)…owns two chocolate labs…winning at Meadowlands Downs in 2008…is motivated by winning big races…enjoys watching Grey’s Anatomy…the greatest moment of his life was his wedding…spends free time on the internet reading about horses…
 
Career Training Statistics & Dan Patch Award Winners
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UTR Money Won Rank
2019 71 17 10 7 .351 125,793
2018 224 31 23 37 .250 330,953
2017 270 50 43 34 .316 411,467
2016 234 22 25 26 .190 179,178
2015 228 29 25 28 .229 278,502
2014 267 47 31 46 .298 784,287
2013 233 40 37 24 .294 470,872
2012 474 65 56 43 .233 680,860
2011 444 62 79 60 .284 903,096
2010 487 76 65 68 .277 1,482,554
2009 329 61 47 39 .304 1,722,027
2008 305 58 34 41 .297 2,297,200 (19)
2007 413 71 76 63 .325 1,339,237
2006 362 79 53 57 .352 923,545
2005 350 73 53 50 .340 861,373
2004 319 52 53 42 .299 1,048,485
2003 308 63 45 53 .343 1,454,861
2002 312 51 58 39 .308 549,538
2001 340 67 63 57 .356 1,247,434
2000 371 71 60 47 .323 735,142
1999 280 52 45 33 .314 477,718
1998 269 53 39 42 .330 517,769
1997 73 20 12 8 .402 151,909
1996 75 16 8 8 .308 31,841
1995 73 9 16 15 .314 42,183
1994 182 33 24 22 .295 66,394
1993 176 32 27 12 .290 86,717
1992 91 14 11 15 .276 30,358
1991 138 13 16 16 .197 32,357
7698 1327 1134 1032 .000 19,263,650