Mike Stidham is a multiple graded stakes winning trainer based in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Originally, he aspired to be a veterinary surgeon but eventually followed in his father’s footsteps. He left school and began working in his father’s bar n before taking out his training license in 1979. To date, Mike has over 2,000 career wins and has amassed over $64,000,000 in North American earnings. Mike is the trainer of MYSTIC GUIDE who won the 2021 G1 Dubai World Cup. Additionally, he has trained G1 winners ZIPESSA, TWO ALTAZANO and HER EMMYNENCY in addition to stakes horses such as WILLCOX INN, SYNCHRONY and TIZAQUEENA.