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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Carlos Martin ‘Dancing’ To Family Tradition

As the grandson of a Hall of Fame trainer, Carlos Martin has always had big shoes to fill. Watching Come Dancing waltz her way to an easy victory in the Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes Aug. 24, the 50-year-old feels like he’s doing justice to his family name. “I just want to carry on the tradition,” […]

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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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