Born: 3/3/80, Louisville KY
Residence: Louisville, KY
Family: Wife, Livia; sons, Bryson, Blake and Brodie
- Cox grew up a few blocks from Churchill Downs and earned an advanced degree in racing under the famed Twin Spires. He started working for trainers Burt Kessinger and Jimmy Baker before landing a job as assistant to trainer Dallas Stewart. His five-year stint there indoctrinated him to the revolutionary training program pioneered by D. Wayne Lukas and passed down through former assistants like Todd Pletcher, Kiaran McLaughlin and Stewart.
- A few years after going out on his own, Cox identified Oaklawn in 2009 as a place to build momentum and get rolling with horses he picked out through claiming races. Since then he has been a solid force in the trainer standings, closing out the 2016 season fourth in the standings with 23 wins, including five stakes.
- He won the $100,000 Bayakoa (G3) and $350,000 Azeri (G2) with Call Pat, both the $100,000 Arkansas’ Breeders and Nodouble with Weast Hill and the $150,000 Instant Racing with Cash Back.
- Cox enjoyed the best year of his career in 2016. He won over 100 races for the first time (127 through Nov. 17) and his stable earned more than $5.4 million. He also won graded stakes with Spelling Again, Cash Control and Chocolate Ride.