Mike began his career in the horse world as a youngster in grade school, breaking ponies. He assisted a rodeo stock contractor while in high school, bronc riding and later competing in quarterhorse match races. His love for racing extended into the thoroughbred world, where he competed on world class tracks with fellow jocks Willie Shoemaker, Laffit Pincay Jr., Eddie Delahoussaye and Bill Hartack.
Over his nine year career as a professional jockey, he won over 500 races and rubbed shoulders with ‘fame & fortune’; but soft spoken and mild mannered Fredericksen said “it made no difference to him”.
Working for five years as a racetrack Outrider at New Mexico and Arizona tracks, was another venture of Mikes'. As a hobby he was an active member of Team Penning for eight years, and competed and won matches across the States with his horse, Doctor Sen Bad Billy (Doc).
Retiring from racing in 1973, stallion handling and broodmare managing would be the next career pursuit for this talented horseman. In Kentucky he was privileged to be tutored by Kirk Shiner DVM and worked in the breeding industry with such well known establishments as North Ridge Farm, Dayspring and Wimborne Farms of Kentucky and in Kansas City, Stonecrest Farm. It was here that Mike raised and started Perfect Drift, a five time Breeders’ Cup contender who amassed earnings of over $4.5 million while winning 11 major races. Mike is well-known for his foundation work with Perfect Drift, multiple stakes winner of 11 races and over $4,680,691, behind only Curlin and Lava Man among active thoroughbreds.
Managing the thoroughbred farm operations he found challenging and always very rewarding and is an accomplished horsemen with years of valuable experience in all aspects of the equine industry. Relocating to beautiful British Columbia with his wife Judy was easy for Mike as he had been raised in Oregon and was always partial to Canada.
Consultation and services offered include and are not limited to Mike's motto that
"no question is too big or too small" ~
Thoroughbred Farm Management & Farm Minding Services:
Mike can be reached by phone or email should you require his help with any of your horse needs.
"It's Good to Know You"!
Cell 604 258-8784 Canada
Cell 1-360-630-0123 US
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