Steve Landers

Residence: Little Rock, Ark.

Biggest Oaklawn win: 2017 Carousel Stakes 

  • Steve Landers is a native Arkansan, who at the age of 17 started selling cars for Rebsamen Ford in Little Rock. That same year, he married his wife Sandy. Landers has been in the car business for a more than forty years and currently as President of Landers Toyota in Little Rock and Hot Springs.
  • Was President of the South Central Region at United Auto Group, where he was responsible for all of UAG’s operations in Arkansas, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Landers oversaw the acquisition of an additional 21 dealerships in his region for UAG before leaving in 2003 and purchasing his Toyota dealership.
  • Landers had been part of partnerships or solely owned horses in the past during the Oaklawn meet, but decided to get more involved in the business in 2014. Won seven races at the 2017 Oaklawn meeting to tie for ninth in the standings.
  • Has teamed with trainer Brad Cox since the end of the 2015 Oaklawn meeting. Their successful partnership has included Illusion Artist, winner of Oaklawn’s $150,000 Carousel Stakes for older female sprinters in 2017, and Dazzling Gem, third in the Louisiana Derby and fourth in the Arkansas Derby in 2016.