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Trainer Profile (Thoroughbred)

As of 07.27.16

Gary C. Contessa

Racing achievements and Top 100 Rankings include North American (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico) Thoroughbred races only.



2016 Statistics *
Starts: 286
Firsts: 32
Seconds: 32
Thirds: 39
Earnings: $1,561,614
Avg. Earnings Per Start: $5,460
*Includes North American and Dubai World Cup Day statistics (must have at least one start in North America)
Career Statistics*
Starts: 16,490
Firsts: 2,218
Seconds: 2,290
Thirds: 2,224
Earnings: $74,988,324
Avg. Earnings Per Start: $4,548
*Includes North American statistics only
Earnings/Wins Rankings

Ranked #49 of 5,126 Trainers with $1.56 Million in Earnings in 2016



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Statistics By Year
Year Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
2016 286 32 32 39 $1,561,614
2015 665 63 78 86 $3,286,368
2014 637 78 107 82 $4,324,656
2013 500 56 59 61 $3,012,698
2012 586 55 77 81 $2,679,770
2011 543 64 63 81 $2,412,920
2010 742 99 106 106 $3,470,766
2009 1,102 141 150 182 $4,622,474
2008 1,287 178 175 166 $7,482,466
2007 1,230 176 172 186 $7,597,713
2006 945 167 150 143 $6,331,923
2005 610 92 92 80 $3,457,480
2004 537 75 91 60 $2,730,548
2003 528 59 58 64 $2,235,357
2002 746 108 111 91 $3,524,675
2001 581 71 73 85 $2,407,958
2000 427 52 64 45 $1,821,803
1999 358 45 50 58 $1,551,485
1998 280 46 39 30 $1,160,824
1997 247 33 33 41 $714,914
1996 203 18 31 27 $402,307
1995 203 18 19 30 $482,614
1994 281 25 35 28 $808,550
1993 484 70 57 63 $1,316,087
1992 688 120 103 76 $1,548,691
1991 550 86 87 76 $1,142,671
1990 337 65 45 39 $565,161
1989 123 20 13 22 $315,063
1988 154 25 21 13 $486,297
1987 184 26 31 26 $720,661
1986 194 32 35 32 $602,346
1985 252 23 33 25 $209,464

Current Entries

Saratoga - 7/27/2016

Race Race PP ($.50) Race Type Breed Horse Jockey
5 Maiden Special Weight TB Fifteen Church Irad Ortiz, Jr.

Saratoga - 7/28/2016

Race Race PP ($.50) Race Type Breed Horse Jockey
4 Starter Allowance TB Shadow Rider Irad Ortiz, Jr.
6 Starter Allowance TB Liberal Spin Irad Ortiz, Jr.
6 Starter Allowance TB Completely Bonkers Manuel Franco
9 John Morrissey Stakes TB Adirondack Posse Irad Ortiz, Jr.

Saratoga - 7/29/2016

Race Race PP ($.50) Race Type Breed Horse Jockey
2 Maiden Claiming TB Alyssa and a Lisa John Velazquez
5 Maiden Special Weight TB Terry O Geri Michael Luzzi
6 Claiming TB Guayana Joe Bravo
8 Claiming TB Weekend Score Javier Castellano
10 Claiming TB Balfe's Corner Irad Ortiz, Jr.

Current Results

Saratoga - 7/25/2016

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Jockey Chart Video
4 Maiden Special Weight TB Mo Promise 2 Javier Castellano
9 Maiden Claiming TB Shoot From the Hip 1 Irad Ortiz, Jr.

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