After nearly 20 years experience exercising and/or working as an assistant trainer Cibelli branched out on her own to open a public stable after a training accident forced her to stay on the ground. “After breaking my back in 2002 realized it is now or never to get serious about training horses – I am very fortunate to have many people who supported me early in my career that I still train for to this day. “ said Cibelli.
She bases her operation at Monmouth Park, NJ in the summer and Palm Meadows, FL in the winter months. “Being at Monmouth allows me the opportunity to compete throughout the mid-Atlantic region to exploring all possibilities for your horse” said Jane. “When stabled in Florida I race primarily at Gulfstream giving my clients chance to place their horses where they fit best however I also ship to Tampa when appropriate.”
Jane credits her hands on approach and communication with her clients as key factors to her success – “I won’t sugar-coat anything but I will give you an honest assessment of your horse – that is what I think clients value most!” continued Cibelli.
In her current position as Vice President of Marketing at Tampa Bay Downs she has implemented many nationally recognized programs to bring the customers closer to the sport attributed to her over 30 years while working in the industry.
She is currently serving on several Boards of Directors both in the community and in the Racing Arena – Board Chair – Upper Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board – The Jockey Club – Ownerview, Advisory Board – The Breeders’ Cup, LTD, and Board Member – TROT (Retired Race Horses of Tampa)
Now primarily a sales and training operation, Classic Bloodstock is based at the highly-regarded Eclipse Training Center in the heart of Ocala. Brendemuehl keeps a manageable number of horses, so she can personally touch and inspect every horse every day. This also allows her to attract and maintain staff, many of whom have been with Classic Bloodstock for years.
Brendemuehl’s philosophy pervades the Classic Bloodstock team: keep the horse’s needs first, keep it straight forward, and keep your eyes out for the next top horse.
After finishing school Matt ventured to Louisiana to earn an equine science degree from Louisiana Tech and upon graduation he transitioned to the racetrack under the tutelage of Hall of Famer Jack Van Berg. In 1991 with Van Berg’s help Hartman obtained his trainers license and operated a public stable for a number of years.
After a move back to the east coast to Delaware Park, Matt assisted veteran trainers Eugene Weymouth, Robert Camac and Dale Capuano before a seven year stint with the Maryland Vet Group at Laurel Park. Prior to joining Jane’s barn Matt also worked as an assistant trainer for conditioner Michael Pino both at Delaware Park and Gulfstream.
One of Matt’ s favorite pastimes is scuba diving and he has traveled throughout the Caribbean enjoying the sport!
Jane is a hands-on trainer that personally supervises every aspect of your horses care and training. She evaluates each horse and determines what their individual needs are, for some horses that may mean changes in training routines, feeding schedules, daily ice therapy, undergoing shoeing alternatives or applying specialized liniments or salves.
Daily attention to small tasks are what makes the difference at Jane’s barn; one example is that each horse’s temperature is taken twice a day – this process helps signal any abnormalities and alerts the staff to watch for any up-coming problems. The horses also are weighed weekly to monitor changes in weight and condition – leaving nothing to chance.