Pat Dupuy, the son of the late jockey and longtime trainer Johnny Dupuy, literally grew up on the backstretches in New Orleans, Louisville, New England and Chicago. He got his trainer's license at age 18 in 1978, and the past 30 years he has been literally a hands-on trainer, with a handful of horses at a time and doing much of the work himself to meet his dad's old-school standards. Teaming with owners Chet Miller and Susan Weiss of Simpsonville, Ky., Dupuy has had the best years of his career, including claiming Strike Impact for $25,000 in 2009, a horse he had for six years, winning two stakes and placing in six others, and a third in the Grade 2 Firecracker. Their current stable star, the 4-year-old filly I'm a Looker, a $4,500 yearling purchase by Miller who on Saturday dominated Mountaineer Park's $100,000 West Virginia Secretary of State Stakes. Dupuy is married to Jennie Rees, a longtime turf journalist now specializing in racing communication, advocacy and fan education.