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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Veteran Mazza Navigates His Way To First Graded Win Since 1992

Octogenarian Thoroughbred trainer John Mazza can’t imagine stepping away from the sport he loves, especially when he has an up-and-coming talent in his barn like Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks winner Horologist. On Aug. 17, the 3-year-old daughter of Gemologist defeated champion Jaywalk by three-quarters of a length, making a bold move up the rail of […]

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PAULICK REPORT FORUM brought to you by Breeders’ Cup: CONTESTING NEW YORK WITH CONTESSA

By Ray Paulick Gary Contessa, born and raised on New York’s Long Island, got his start in the horse business as a teenager working with Standardbreds at Roosevelt raceway, but switched over to Thoroughbreds while still in high school, walking hots at Aqueduct beginning in 1974. He became a groom, then worked as assistant […]

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