Jude Feld has loved Thoroughbred racing since his youth. He began his horseracing career in 1978, making charts for the Daily Racing Form at Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky, under the tutelage of legendary trackman Jack Valentine.
After a stint as assistant to Doug Udouj in the Bluegrass State and to Julio Canani in California, Jude took out his own trainer’s license in 1980. He has trained the winners of 23 stakes, including graded winners Pewter Grey, Steff Graf (Brz) and Vieille Vigne (Fr) as well as multiple stakes winners Broadway Pointe, Freya Stark (Ire), Order and Capel Meister (Fr).
Retiring from training in 2000, Jude became a racing publicist at Keeneland and a public handicapper, while managing two prominent Kentucky Thoroughbred farms. In 2003, he was honored with an Eclipse Award, alongside G.D. Hieronymus, for their collaboration “If it was easy…everyone would do it,” which he wrote and G.D. produced for Keeneland.
Jude also hosted his own radio show, Today in Thoroughbred Racing, for Clear Channel Radio in Lexington, with Equibase handicapper Ellis Starr. In 2007 he joined Horse Racing Radio Network, where he was part of the 2010 Eclipse Award-winning broadcast team of HRRN president Mike Penna, Keeneland announcer Kurt Becker, Saratoga Special’s Sean Clancy and Canadian racing analyst Roy Steele.
Jude has an intimate knowledge of the Sport of Kings and countless friends in the Thoroughbred racing industry.