Kevin wasn’t sure he would ever make it to 1,000 wins given he is based in a smaller circuit. One of his most memorable horses was Da Hoss who started at Turf Paradise and later went on to win the Breeders Turf Mile twice.
One of his favorite horses is Peppy Miller which recently retired. Kevin said, “She did everything I ever asked her to do. She would run in the dirt, she would run in the grass. Probably one of the hardest trying horses I ever had.”
Kevin’s father and grandfather trained horses and his son, Ry, is a jockey. Kevin said, “It’s in the blood it’s in the family so we just keep rolling on.
Kevin Eikleberry has been training horses since 1979, the same year he got his first victory. He starting training horses at Turf Paradise in 1980. He owns a ranch in Cave Creek.