Ron Paolucci

Altissimo Named Ohio’s 2018 Horse Of The Year

Trainer Richard Zielinski outlined the most competitive season of 5-year-old Altissimo’s career in 2018 and his well-planned schedule reaped four stakes victories and two stakes placings for earnings of $320,875 and the Horse of the Year title by the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association. The OTBO’s Annual Awards Banquet was held on May 17 […]

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Heavenhasmynikki Goes All The Way In Vagrancy

Ron Paolucci Racing’s Heavenhasmynikki was sent to the front and never looked back, holding off a hard-charging Pacific Gale by a neck to win her first career graded stakes in gate-to-wire fashion, capturing the Grade 3, $200,000 Vagrancy for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up Saturday at Belmont Park. The opening race of the Man […]

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Mahoning Valley Winter-Spring Meet Ends; Quinones, Radosevich Top Standings

Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown, Ohio, concluded its winter-spring season on Wednesday, April 24, with solid wagering and racing during the 62-day meet. Wagering per race was down 8% to $116,745 per race despite the track experiencing a number of inclement weather days in both January and February. “Field size remained […]

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Golden Notion Tops First Session Of OBS Winter Mixed Sale

Golden Notion, a 3-year-old son of Goldencents consigned by Woodside Ranch, agent, was sold to S B M Training and Sales, agent, for $200,000 to top the first day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Winter Mixed Sale. The bay colt, who worked a half-mile in :44 flat at the under-tack show, is out […]

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‘Following My Gut’: Imperative Fills McKinzie’s 12th Pegasus Slot

The 12th and final slot in the third running of the Pegasus World Cup will officially be filled by Imperative, owner Ron Paolucci announced on Twitter on Saturday. McKinzie was ruled out by trainer Bob Baffert on Friday, leaving a stall in the gate open. Win lose or draw I’ve gotten where I’m at in […]

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‘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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