Vincent Viola

A Message From Eddie Olczyk To Horse Racing: Thank You

The following is an open letter to the horse racing community from former National Hockey League player and NBC Sports hockey and horse racing broadcaster Eddie Olczyk, who will not be part of the NBC Sports team at this year’s Breeders’ Cup as he battles colon cancer. However, you can still see Edzo’s Breeders’ Cup “Best […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: To The Rescue In Puerto Rico

America has been hit hard by natural disasters over the past few months, but few places, if any, have felt Mother Nature’s wrath more than Puerto Rico. On September 20, in one fell swoop, everything collapsed. Not just trees, homes and other structures, but power grids, communications channels and dependable food and water sources. Not […]

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After Logistical Delays, Plane Carrying Aid For Puerto Rican Thoroughbreds Arrives

A Swift Air flight carrying nearly 20 tons of hay cubes and veterinary supplies departed from Miami at 4:30 a.m. today and landed in San Juan, Puerto Rico at approximately 7 a.m.  The plane, funded by The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Horses First Fund, is the result of a week-long effort undertaken by numerous […]

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Viola, Troutt Among Five New Members Elected To The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club today announced the election of five new members: Chester Broman, Louis Cella, Kenny Troutt, Vinnie Viola, and Kevin Warsh. Chester Broman is co-owner of Chestertown Farm in Chestertown, N.Y., with his wife, Mary. He has served on the board of the New York Racing Association, the New York Breeders Sales Company, and […]

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Layden: Owners Of Always Dreaming Share A Strong West Point Bond

Vincent Viola grew up attending the races with his father at Belmont Park and Aqueduct. After he graduated from high school, Viola went on to graduate from West Point, and later made his career in the financial sector. Viola founded Virtu Financial, a high-frequency trading company. In the late 1990’s, Viola wanted to return to the racetrack, this […]

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Pletcher’s Always Dreaming Storms To Dominant Kentucky Derby Victory

Trainer Todd Pletcher has taken a lot of flak over his 1-for-45 record in the “Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” but the veteran never let the talk get under his skin. He saved his best 3-year-old until the end of the prep season, sending the colt out to a five-length win in the Florida […]

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Battalion Runner Headed To Florida Derby, Benefits From ‘Added Time Between Races’

St. Elias Stable’s Battalion Runner, a promising 3-year-old who has yet to be tested in stakes company, continued his march to the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) by working six furlongs Saturday at Palm Beach Downs. Under exercise rider Nick Bush, the Todd Pletcher-trained Battalion Runner worked in company with Vees Boy. They were […]

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St. Elias Co-Owner Viola Withdraws Name From Secretary Of The Army Nomination

Vincent Viola, who with wife Teresa operates horse racing’s St. Elias Stables, had been selected by President-elect Donald J. Trump to serve as Secretary of the Army in mid-December, a position which requires Senate confirmation. On Friday, Viola announced that he would be withdrawing his name from the nomination, according to ABC News. “Mr. Viola has […]

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Outside The Ring: Viola’s Fasig-Tipton Punch Garners National Attention

Fasig-Tipton’s premier Saratoga Yearling Sale is getting some national publicity, but not for the reasons company officials would prefer. The New York Times on Wednesday reported on an Aug. 8, 2016,  altercation during the Fasig-Tipton yearling sale that would have been more suited to a boxing ring than the sales ring. It involved an unnamed […]

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St. Elias Stables Co-Owner Viola Named Secretary Of The Army For Trump Administration

Vincent Viola, who with wife Teresa operates horse racing’s St. Elias Stables, has been selected by President-elect Donald J. Trump to serve as Secretary of the Army. Viola, 60, is also owner of the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers and chairman of Virtu Financial, an electronic trading firm. He is a 1977 graduate of the United […]

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