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Robert McIntosh

Full name: Robert A. McIntosh
Born: 08/11/1952
Birthplace: Leamington, Ont.
Residence: Windsor, Ont.
Height: 6-foot-0
Colors: Red-White
Career & Personal Highlights Multimedia
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McIntosh in the News
Thinking Out Loud nips Foiled Again in Am-Nat Open Pace
McIntosh aiming for a Jug win with his star pair
McIntosh’s ‘Maverick’ to invade London


Career

McIntosh was a 2010 inductee to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame…He also is a member of the U.S. Harness Racing Hall of Fame…McIntosh’s stable in 2010 exceeded $3 million in purses for the 15th time in the last 19 years… Strike An Attitude won divisions of the Bluegrass and International Stallion stakes and was second in the Breeders Crown and Three Diamonds…Text Me won the Ontario Sire Stakes Super Final for 3-year-old male trotters and Lauren was a multiple OSS Gold Final winner…McIntosh’s first career win came with Brilliant Bonnie in 1977 at Windsor Raceway…Has been named Canadian Trainer of the Year an unprecedented seven times...He also garnered the Canadian Horseman of the Year award in 1993 after leading Staying Together to Horse of the Year honors in both the U.S. and Canada…That marked the second straight year a McIntosh charge swept Horse of the Year honors, as Artsplace also turned the trick in 1992…Another star of the McIntosh Stable was Artiscape, a 1998 Dan Patch Award winner in the U.S. and an O’Brien Award winner in Canada…Among McIntosh’s other top horses over the past several years were divisional champions Delinquent Account, So Fresh, Island Fantasy, Mattaroni, and Western Shooter, along with Camluck, Stonebridge Regal, Cash Hall, Ponder and Windsong Soprano…Awarded the Glen Garnsey Trainer of the Year title in 1992 and 2001 by the U.S. Harness Writers Association…Won the Johnston Cup as the leading trainer in the Ontario Sires Stakes six times, including 2008 through 2010...Is the leading trainer in Breeders Crown history with 15 trophies.
Personal has a Golden Retriever, a Boxer, and a Jack Russell…favorite meal is a turkey dinner…motivated by his love for horses and the business, and the excitement of seeing young horses grow and develop…first and “only” job was working for his brother Doug, grooming horses…favorite shows are House and The Big Bang Theory…he and his wife have been to Paris twice and really enjoyed the “adventure”…in his spare time likes to fish and do photography, especially at sporting events and while traveling…is actually a very shy person and had to grow accustomed to talking to lots of people, but is happiest when with his horses and dogs…greatest racing moment was winning the Breeders Crown with Artiscape

Bob was raised in the business and started working for his brother Doug’s stable when he was 19 years old…Just five years later Bob ventured out on his own and developed his own stable.. his favorite food is turkey… his first car was a 1964 Chevrolet Biscayne…favorite thing to do away from racing is go to a Detroit Tigers game…has a Boxer dog as a pet…is an accomplished photographer, and would do that as a career if he was not in racing…his favorite show is “House”…father of two sons, Rob and Sean.
 
Career Training Statistics & Dan Patch Award Winners
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UTR Money Won Rank
2019 309 56 41 43 .301 993,716
2018 270 61 44 25 .347 804,241
2017 385 60 45 59 .272 754,688
2016 386 75 41 52 .298 1,331,869
2015 439 76 68 56 .302 1,602,374
2014 448 80 80 56 .319 2,294,822 (19)
2013 448 97 59 65 .338 1,676,169
2012 590 110 88 84 .317 4,076,595 (8)
2011 579 100 119 72 .328 2,838,140 (19)
2010 652 149 (22) 107 86 .364 3,755,345 (11)
2009 534 127 75 72 .361 3,121,369 (14)
2008 769 164 (17) 124 81 .338 3,861,861 (11)
2007 499 100 74 63 .325 2,529,828 (21)
2006 690 128 105 87 .312 3,155,797 (6)
2005 606 143 101 64 .364 3,854,959 (6)
2004 773 145 115 95 .311 2,895,140 (12)
2003 631 156 (24) 87 96 .375 3,681,931 (3)
2002 794 202 (11) 132 107 .392 4,720,771 (3)
2001 751 180 (14) 112 95 .365 4,988,140 (2)
2000 803 152 (20) 96 88 .292 3,321,002 (5)
1999 804 163 (16) 106 98 .317 4,449,306 (3)
1998 601 120 96 71 .328 4,921,999 (2)
1997 621 123 (15) 102 79 .332 2,490,028 (5)
1996 524 109 93 62 .346 2,459,044 (6)
1995 669 148 (11) 108 90 .356 3,459,715 (2)
1994 821 208 (2) 127 111 .384 4,206,945 (3)
1993 664 175 (4) 116 75 .398 4,411,648 (1)
1992 516 155 (4) 84 64 .432 3,500,580 (1)
1991 248 74 34 31 .416 1,636,372 (3)
16824 3636 (9) 2579 2127 .000 87,794,394 (3)
 

DAN PATCH AWARD WINNERS

2-YEAR-OLD COLT PACE
(98) Island Fantasy
(01) Western Shooter

2-YEAR-OLD FILLY PACE
(98) Mattaroni

3-YEAR-OLD COLT PACE
(98) Artiscape

3-YEAR-OLD FILLY PACE
(92) So Fresh

PACING HORSE
(92) Artsplace
(93) Staying Together

PACING MARE
(91) Delinquent Account

PACER OF THE YEAR
(92) Artsplace
(93) Staying Together

HORSE OF THE YEAR
(92) Artsplace
(93) Staying Together