Training: 1989 - 2018
Inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame 2018.
Received the Sovereign Award for Outstanding Trainer in 2005.
Multiple Graded Stakes Winning Trainer
Trained 127 Stakes winners (Click here to see a list of stakes winners trained by Reade Baker)
Trained 2 Canadian Horse of the Year Champions
Trained 13 Canadian Champions
Reade Baker enjoyed a successful and satisfying period as a breeder of racehorses which spanned for over a decade. Reade focused on breeding for Racing Partnerships and for Sales Auctions. As the training stable increased in responsibility, the breeding side was put on hold. For Reade, this part of the industry remains one of the most satisfying and stimulating.
Some highlights of Reade’s years as a breeder of thoroughbreds include breeding the dam of Posse (Raska), the grand dam of champion Beholder, and the grand dam of Into Mischief (Crystal Lady, read article Paulick Report)
When it comes time to select stallions for your mares, there is a great deal of data and statistics to assist in the selection process. It is important to analyse the pedigrees and conformation of the individuals before making a breeding decision. This is where Reade’s experience as a breeder can be invaluable.
As a bloodstock agent and trainer, Reade has purchased many racehorses over the years. An amazing statistic is that Reade Baker purchased 37 of the 127 stakes winners he trained.
Reade attends most major sales in North America and is available to purchase horses at public auction or privately on your behalf.