gary contessa

‘Feels Really Good’: Antonio Gallardo Rides Five Winners Sunday At Tampa

With a chance to ride five winners on a single card at Tampa Bay Downs for the fifth time in his career, leading jockey Antonio Gallardo went into the eighth race brimming with confidence. Everyone could see why after first-time starter Chart ran away and hid from her six rivals, posting a 5 ¼-length victory […]

Continue reading
‘Cool Under Fire’: Jockey Pablo Morales Celebrated Career Year In 2019

Pablo Morales had the kind of year in 2019 most jockeys only dream about. He rode 226 winners, the 12th-highest total in North American, and his purse earnings of $4,053,906 marked a career-best. Given that he is 31 and either at the peak of his career, or rapidly approaching it, Morales doesn’t plan to spend […]

Continue reading
‘Cool-Minded’ Another Miracle Switches Back To Dirt For Tampa’s Inaugural Stakes

Although Antonio Gallardo has never ridden 2-year-old colt Another Miracle in a race or a workout, trainer Gary Contessa is confident the two will hit it off like old friends in Saturday’s $100,000 Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. “This horse is so well-mannered and so smart that it doesn’t matter,” said Contessa, the veteran […]

Continue reading
American Pharoah Son Another Miracle Is A ‘Little Fireball,’ Says Contessa Ahead Of Futurity

Leonard C. Green and Jonathan Green’s Another Miracle headlines a talented field of six juveniles assembled for Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Futurity, a six furlong Widener turf sprint at Belmont Park. Day two of the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Racing Festival will see three Breeders’ Cup spots on the line with the Futurity offering an […]

Continue reading
Pair Of Saratoga Initiatives Getting The Public Closer To Racehorses

As the horse racing industry has struggled in the face of controversy this year, many racetrackers felt misunderstood as the public developed a gradually more negative idea of what happens on the backstretch. ‘If only people could come back here and see how well Thoroughbreds are really treated, they’d understand,’ people said. Two groups at […]

Continue reading
Another Miracle Gives Triple Crown Champ His First North American Stakes Winner

Leonard Green and Jonathan Green’s Another Miracle took to the turf in impressive fashion, winning his grass – and stakes – debut when overtaking 4-5 favorite Montauk Daddy in deep stretch and drawing away from Proven Strategies to win the $100,000 Skidmore for juveniles on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. Another Miracle, from the first […]

Continue reading
Debut Winner Time Limit Steps Into Stakes Company In Thursday’s Stillwater

Three Diamonds Farm’s Time Limit will look to build on an impressive 6 ¼-length debut win when she steps up in class as part of a six-horse field in the $100,000 Stillwater for New York-bred juvenile fillies on Thursday at Saratoga Race Course. Contested at six furlongs on the main track, the recently renamed Stillwater […]

Continue reading
Landeros Takes On Saratoga With Migliore As Agent

The Saratoga jockey’s quarters will see a new face in Kentucky-based Chris Landeros, who will ride his first full meet at the Spa this summer. Landeros, 30, has already won four graded stakes this season, including a victory in Saturday’s Robert G. Dick Memorial at Delaware Park aboard Gentle Ruler for trainer Ian Wilkes. The […]

Continue reading
Nine Juvenile Fillies Top Opening-Day Schuylerville At Saratoga

A field of nine 2-year-old fillies will all make their respective stakes debuts in the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville contested at six furlongs on Thursday, Opening Day, at historic Saratoga Race Course. One of two graded stakes run on the lid-lifter for the Spa’s 40-day meet, including the Grade 3, $100,000 Quick Call for 3-year-olds, […]

Continue reading
Juvenile Fore Left Runs Straight And True In Tremont

Favored Fore Left made short work of his six rivals on Friday afternoon at Belmont Park, popping out of the gate on top and never looking back as he romped to a 4 1/2-length victory on the 122nd running of the $150,000 Tremont for 2-year-olds. The Tremont was the second of five stakes on the […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram