Ron Paolucci

‘Now’s The Time To Take A Shot’: Looch Sends Uno Mas Modelo For Jockey Club Gold Cup

Trainer Anthony Quartarolo will saddle Uno Mas Modelo in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at 1 ¼ miles at Belmont Park. The 5-year-old Macho Uno gelding will stretch out from his regular role as a closer in sprint company. Uno Mas Modelo is coming off three straight wins, including two strong finishes […]

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Paolucci ’60/40′ On Vow To Quit Racing; Pulling Double Stakes Duty Saturday

Ron Paolucci once again is pulling double duty in West Virginia and upstate New York on the first Saturday in August, but the West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort isn’t the focal point. Paolucci, who operates Loooch Racing Stable, has entered the 8-year-old gelding Imperative, who he co-owns with Imaginary Stables, in […]

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Owner Ron Paolucci Looks For Elusive Ohio Derby Win With Pair Of Contenders

Racing as Loooch Racing Stables, Ron Paolucci has dominated the owner standings at JACK Thistledown Racino in recent years and has campaigned horses on the national stage as well. One dream at his hometown track has yet to be realized, though: adding the Ohio Derby (G3) trophy to his collection. His chances in Saturday’s 84th running will […]

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Paolucci Hits Churchill’s Single 6 Jackpot For $549,774

Churchill Downs’ 20-cent Single 6 Jackpot was hit Thursday evening for a whopping $549,774.80 from a ticket purchased at Northfield Park by longtime owner and horseplayer Ron Paolucci. Paolucci’s ticket, which cost $1,764, correctly picked the winners of Races 3-8 Thursday: Race 3, Misspent Youth, $13; Race 4, My Perfect Graydar, $8.40; Race 5, Clever […]

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Quartarolo Has One Foot In The Harness Bike, One In Churchill Shedrow

There are several new faces on the Churchill Downs backstretch to begin the 2018 Spring Meet, and one is New Jersey native and veteran horseman Anthony Quartarolo. “I never thought I’d love Kentucky as much as I do,” Quartarolo said. “I think I came in at a good time and it’s been great so far […]

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War Story Could Be Navarro’s Third In Dubai World Cup

Loooch Racing Stable, Glenn Ellis and Imaginary Stable’s War Story could be a third horse aiming toward the Dubai World Cup card for accomplished Florida- and New Jersey-based conditioner Jorge Navarro. An excellent fourth last out behind a trio of Eclipse Award finalists –Gun Runner, Collected and West Coast– in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), […]

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‘Sharp’ Azteca Impresses Paolucci With Five-Furlong Breeze Toward Pegasus

Sharp Azteca breezed five furlongs in a sharp 1:00.60 over a sloppy track at Gulfstream Park West Saturday in preparation for a start in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27. The Jorge Navarro-trained son of Freud galloped out six furlongs impressively under jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. to finish off a workout […]

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Then There Was One: Stronach Group Makes Deals For Two Of Final Three Pegasus Slots

Just nine of a possible 12 spots in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup had been sold by the deadline in mid-December, so The Stronach Group had to get creative to fill the remainder of the starting gate in the world’s richest horse race. According to drf.com, TSG marketed those three remaining spots to horse owners […]

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Sharp Azteca Will Run In Paolucci’s Pegasus Spot; War Story In Stronach Spot

Owner Ron Paolucci has finalized a deal to lease the starting spot he purchased in the Jan. 27 Pegasus World Cup to Ivan Rodriguez and his Cigar Mile winner Sharp Azteca, according to drf.com. Meanwhile, the Paolucci-owned (in partnership) War Story is expected to race in one of three starting slots not purchased; the Stronach Group […]

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Pegasus World Cup: Sharp Azteca Se Integra A La Nómina, Paolucci Negocia Su Participación

El veloz Sharp Azteca (Freud) finalmente será inscrito en la segunda edición de la Pegasus World Cup (G1, $16,000,000) del venidero 27 de Enero en Gulfstream Park. Ron Paolucci, factor principal de Loooch Racing Stables, logró un acuerdo con el propietario de Sharp Azteca, Ivan Rodríguez, para arrendar uno de sus cupos en la millonaria […]

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