Irvin S. Naylor
Bio: Irvin S. Naylor, a York, Pa., businessman and philanthropist, established a record for earnings by an owner in 2011 with $719,725, breaking the former mark by more than $100,000. Also was the earnings leader in 2010 and 2012, when his stable won 13 races and earned $449,075. In 2013, stable took off with seven wins in last two weeks of April. Won four races at the Middleburg Spring Races and also the Grand National timber stakes with Alfa Beat. Won the $50,000 Queen's Cup with Black Quartz on April 27. Won his first Eclipse Award in 2011 with Black Jack Blues, who is undefeated in U.S. racing after arriving from Wales last September. Also campaigned two-time $150,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1) winner Tax Ruling, who was runner-up to Black Jack Blues in the Eclipse voting. Had a strong start to the 2012 season with four stakes wins, three of them graded, with Pullyourfingerout, Black Jack Blues, and Via Galilei. A longtime steeplechase participant who until recent years has concentrated almost exclusively on timber racing, Naylor won the 2010 owner title by earnings. He owns Still Water Farm in Butler, Md., and has horses with several trainers, with Brianne Slater handling the principal string.