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Trainer Karl Broberg Reaches 4,000-Win Milestone

Trainer Karl Broberg

Karl Broberg became the 13th trainer in North American history to reach 4,000 wins on Friday night when the Louisiana-bred gelding Baudette Blizzard edged Boo Be Right in a $5,000 claiming race at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. It was the fourth of five winners on the night for Broberg, who had 11 horses entered Friday at three tracks: Prairie Meadows, Lone Star Park in Texas and Evangeline Downs in Louisiana.

Baudette Blizzard is owned by Broberg's End Zone Athletics, which claimed the gelding in June 2020 for $20,000. He was ridden to victory by Elvin Gonzalez.

Broberg, an advertising agency executive, took out his trainer's license late in 2009 and established multiple stables, mainly in the Midwest and South. He won his 1,000th race in May 2014 at Evangeline Downs, hit 2,000 wins in November 2016 at Delta Downs and reached 3,000 February 2019 at Sam Houston Race Park.

Broberg's six-year streak of being North America's leading trainer by wins ended in 2020, when Steve Asmussen recorded 420 wins to Broberg's 329. Broberg registered his best year ever in 2019, when he was credited with 548 victories.

Asmussen has 9,371 career wins and is on pace to pass the all-time leader, the late Dale Baird, within a few months. Baird won 9,445 races.

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