Craig G. Roberts

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Craig Roberts
Occupation Trainer
Born December 15, 1930
United States
Died (aged 78)
Seattle, Washington
Career wins Not found
Major racing wins
Bay Meadows Handicap (1993)
Native Diver Handicap (1993)
Tanforan Handicap (1993)
Wickerr Handicap (1993)
All American Stakes (1994)
Hollywood Gold Cup (1994)
Significant horses
Slew of Damascus

Craig G. Roberts (December 15, 1930 – May 16, 2009) was an American Thoroughbred horse racing trainer. He began his career in 1965 and became one of the leading trainers in the Pacific Northwest, competing at Longacres Racetrack and Emerald Downs in the state of Washington. He is best known as the trainer of Slew of Damascus for owners, David & Jill Heerensperger. He had the biggest win of his career in 1994 when the son of U.S. Triple Crown champion Seattle Slew won the Grade I Hollywood Gold Cup.[1]

Craig Roberts suffered two strokes in the winter of 2008. In failing health, he was living in Seattle, Washington, when he died from pneumonia on May 16, 2009.

Roberts was a 2009 finalist for induction in the Washington Racing Hall of Fame.[2]


  1. ^ "Slew of Damascus Horse Pedigree". Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "2009 horse racing hall of fame for Washington finalist announced - Covington-Maple Valley Reporter". Retrieved 20 July 2016.