Jane Cibelli is the trainer for Goodwood Racing—she was leading trainer at Monmouth Park during the 2011 and 2012 meets and remains perennially in the top ten at both Monmouth and Gulfstream.
Jane grew up in England riding and showing horses eventually moving onto the thoroughbred world at the age of 18; realizing that working with and around horses had become a lifelong passion. At the age of 21 she headed to the United States to gallop at Payson Park – and from there ventured to various tracks throughout the country.
After nearly 20 years experience exercising and/or working as an assistant trainer Cibelli branched out on her own to open a public stable after a training accident forced her to stay on the ground. “After breaking my back in 2002 realized it is now or never to get serious about training horses – I am very fortunate to have many people who supported me early in my career that I still train for to this day. “ said Cibelli.
She bases her operation at Monmouth Park, NJ in the summer and Palm Meadows, FL in the winter months. “Being at Monmouth allows me the opportunity to compete throughout the mid-Atlantic region to exploring all possibilities for your horse” said Jane. “When stabled in Florida I race primarily at Gulfstream giving my clients chance to place their horses where they fit best however I also ship to Tampa when appropriate.”
Jane credits her hands on approach and communication with her clients as key factors to her success – “I won’t sugar-coat anything but I will give you an honest assessment of your horse – that is what I think clients value most!” continued Cibelli.
Margo grew up in a racing family in fact her parents, grandparents and great-grandparents participated in the sport in her native Australia. Flynn however drifted over to the management side of the business after she completed college at SUNY Oswego. “Realizing the advantage of a horse background gave me a unique prospective that I think has served my employers well,” Flynn said.
In her current position as Vice President of Marketing at Tampa Bay Downs she has implemented many nationally recognized programs to bring the customers closer to the sport attributed to her over 30 years while working in the industry.
She is currently serving on several Boards of Directors both in the community and in the Racing Arena – Board Chair – Upper Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board – The Jockey Club – Ownerview, Advisory Board – The Breeders’ Cup, LTD, and Board Member – TROT (Retired Race Horses of Tampa)
In 1996, Brendemuehl formed Classic Bloodstock and within three years, she had her first major success, with international star Fleetstreet Dancer from the Keeneland September Sale for $22,000. He would go on to earn over $1.7 million.Numerous other successful horses have followed, including $5.4 million Grade 1 winner Roses in May; C.C.A. Oaks (G1) winner Wonder Lady Anne L; multiple Graded stakes winner and NCR-setter Monterey Jazz; and five-time stakes winner of over half a million dollars Gimmeawink.
Now primarily a sales and training operation, Classic Bloodstock is based at the highly-regarded Eclipse Training Center in the heart of Ocala. Brendemuehl keeps a manageable number of horses, so she can personally touch and inspect every horse every day. This also allows her to attract and maintain staff, many of whom have been with Classic Bloodstock for years.
Brendemuehl’s philosophy pervades the Classic Bloodstock team: keep the horse’s needs first, keep it straight forward, and keep your eyes out for the next top horse.
Jane is a hands-on trainer that personally supervises every aspect of your horses care and training. She evaluates each horse and determines what their individual needs are, for some horses that may mean changes in training routines, feeding schedules, daily ice therapy, undergoing shoeing alternatives or applying specialized liniments or salves.
Daily attention to small tasks are what makes the difference at Jane’s barn; one example is that each horse’s temperature is taken twice a day – this process helps signal any abnormalities and alerts the staff to watch for any up-coming problems. The horses also are weighed weekly to monitor changes in weight and condition – leaving nothing to chance.
Treatments such as laser, magnetic therapy, acupuncture, salt treatments, and chiropractic care are routinely utilized to effectively enhance your horses performance on the track.
Owners can expect constant updates and honest communication on your horse’s progress and current condition. Whether it be workouts, upcoming race plans or after race status Jane is always available to address your questions or concerns.