Woody Stephens JC Howe claimed that Woody Stephens was the best thoroughbred trainer that ever lived! Elected to The Hall of Fame in 1976, Mr. Stephens won an unprecedented 5 straight Belmont Stakes — and Finish Line® Horse Products helped him get there! Conquistador Cielo (1982), Caveat (1983), Swale (1984), Creme Fraiche (1985), and Danzig Connection (1986). He trained 9 Eclipse and/or National Champions. Named Eclipse Award Winning Trainer in 1983, Woody was using Finish Line® Horse Products at that time! And here’s what Woody Stephens had to say about Finish Line® Horse Products:”….the Finish Line® sample man introduced me to Finish Line® products. I have been using their Air Power™ Cough Medicine, Apple-A-Day™ Electrolytes, B-Oil™ liniment, Iso-Tite™ Gel, and their Poultice ever since. I believe that Finish Line® products really perform and have helped me keep my horses sound and race ready. I recommend Finish Line® to anyone.Horse
JERE SMITH, SR. (1935 – 2004) Jere Smith, Sr. Longtime Chicago-based trainer, is also a long time user of Finish Line®! J.R. Smith has a total of 12 Chicago-area training titles: six (6) at Sportsman’s Park, five (5) at Hawthorne Race Course, and one at Arlington Park. Second on the All-time Wins List at Arlington Park, he was inducted into the Chicago Racing Hall of Fame . During his 51 years in horse racing, his most memorable achievement was the conversion of Recoup the Cash from a modest claimer into a multi-stakes winning champion. He did this again recently, with a horse named: Chicago Six.
Mr. J.R. Smith was the first one to use Thia-Cal™ and U-7™ Gastric Aid. He also used Original Premium Poultice™, Finish Line®’s medicated poultice regularly, in addition to Ultra Fire™ concentrated vitamin and Kool-Out™ non-medicated poultice. Dedicated Employees leave their memory with us.