Trainer Profile

As of 09.26.17

Gary C. Contessa

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

Best Racing Class Achieved

Multiple Graded Stakes Winning Trainer


2017 Statistics
Starts: 348
Starters: 108
Starts Per Starter: 3.22
Firsts: 29
Seconds: 34
Thirds: 49
Earnings: $1,525,286
Avg. Earnings Per Start: $4,383
Avg. Earnings Per Starter: $14,123
*Includes North American and Dubai World Cup Day statistics (must have at least one start in North America)
Career Statistics:
Starts: 17,052
Firsts: 2,268
Seconds: 2,340
Thirds: 2,300
Earnings: $77,574,800
Avg. Earnings Per Start: $4,549
Earnings/Wins Rankings


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Ranked #85 of 5,155 Trainers with $1.53 Million in Earnings in 2017

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Statistics By Year
Year Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings All Starts
2017 348 29 34 49 $1,525,286 View
2016 500 53 48 66 $2,622,804 View
2015 665 63 78 86 $3,286,368 View
2014 637 78 107 82 $4,324,656 View
2013 500 56 59 61 $3,012,698 View
2012 586 55 77 81 $2,679,770 View
2011 543 64 63 81 $2,412,920 View
2010 742 99 106 106 $3,470,766 View
2009 1,102 141 150 182 $4,622,474 View
2008 1,287 178 175 166 $7,482,466 View
2007 1,230 176 172 186 $7,597,713 View
2006 945 167 150 143 $6,331,923 View
2005 610 92 92 80 $3,457,480 View
2004 537 75 91 60 $2,730,548 View
2003 528 59 58 64 $2,235,357 View
2002 746 108 111 91 $3,524,675 View
2001 581 71 73 85 $2,407,958 View
2000 427 52 64 45 $1,821,803 View
1999 358 45 50 58 $1,551,485 View
1998 280 46 39 30 $1,160,824 View
1997 247 33 33 41 $714,914 View
1996 203 18 31 27 $402,307 View
1995 203 18 19 30 $482,614 View
1994 281 25 35 28 $808,550 View
1993 484 70 57 63 $1,316,087 View
1992 688 120 103 76 $1,548,691 View
1991 550 86 87 76 $1,142,671 View
1990 337 65 45 39 $565,161 View
1989 123 20 13 22 $315,063 View
1988 154 25 21 13 $486,297 View
1987 184 26 31 26 $720,661 View
1986 194 32 35 32 $602,346 View
1985 252 23 33 25 $209,464 View

Current Entries

Delaware Park - 9/28/2017

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Jockey
5 Claiming TB Mo Promise Katie Davis
6 Maiden Claiming TB Bonnie Scot Katie Davis

Belmont Park - 9/28/2017

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Jockey
7 Claiming TB Aire Bueno (CHI) Manuel Franco

Belmont Park - 9/29/2017

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Jockey
3 Claiming TB Making Havoc Luis Reyes
3 Claiming TB Palladian Bridge Manuel Franco
6 Allowance TB Outrageous Bet Angel Arroyo

Laurel Park - 9/29/2017

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Jockey
9 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Kelsocait Sheldon Russell

Delaware Park - 9/30/2017

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Jockey
1 Claiming TB Forres Lily Carol Cedeno
2 Maiden Claiming TB Kinder Carol Cedeno

Current Results

Parx Racing - 9/25/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Jockey Chart Video
3 Maiden Claiming TB Kinder 7 Frankie Pennington

Belmont Park - 9/24/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Jockey Chart Video
1 Starter Allowance TB Going Strong 2 Joel Rosario
7 Claiming TB Mighty Zealous 7 Javier Castellano
9 Maiden Special Weight TB English Channical 10 Rosario Montanez

Belmont Park - 9/23/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Jockey Chart Video
10 Maiden Special Weight TB Lake Party 6 Rosario Montanez

Meadowlands - 9/23/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Jockey Chart Video
4 Claiming TB Steamboat Bill 4 Dylan Davis

Belmont Park - 9/22/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Jockey Chart Video
4 Maiden Special Weight TB Northernstreetgal 10 Luis Saez
4 Maiden Special Weight TB Very Charming 12 Dylan Davis
6 Allowance TB Aspen Hilltop 8 Dylan Davis
7 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Runaway Lute 7 Javier Castellano
9 Maiden Claiming TB The Two Nancy's 8 Kendrick Carmouche

Belmont Park - 9/21/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Jockey Chart Video
4 Claiming TB Pirellone 7 Luis Reyes

Belmont Park - 9/20/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Jockey Chart Video
4 Maiden Claiming TB Desert Affair 3 Jose Ortiz

Top 20 Horses

Horse Sex Earnings Best Win (Race Class) Best Win (Race Name)
Magnolia Jackson Mare $536,598 Grade 2 Winner Bed o' Roses Breeders' Cup H.
True Affair Mare $501,069 Grade 3 Winner Tempted S.
Turco Bravo (CHI) Gelding $488,935 N/A N/A
Rydilluc Horse $486,490 Grade 3 Winner Palm Beach S.
Storm Boot Gold Gelding $442,261 N/A N/A
Just Smashing Mare $439,233 N/A N/A
Mission Approved Horse $405,912 Grade 3 Winner Singspiel S.
Stunt Man Gelding $375,052 N/A N/A
Shayjolie Mare $372,443 N/A N/A
Rite Moment Mare $367,711 Grade 2 Winner Bed o' Roses H.
Grey Comet Horse $355,455 N/A N/A
Owens Troupe Horse $353,287 Grade 2 Winner Longfellow H.
Do It With Style Mare $332,355 Grade 1 Winner Ashland S.
Starforaday Horse $331,194 Grade 3 Winner Maryland Sprint H.
Oedipus O'Neal Horse $317,149 N/A N/A
Grand Rapport Gelding $312,992 Grade 3 Winner Kent S.
Derby Hat Horse $304,087 N/A N/A
Socialsaul Gelding $298,675 N/A N/A
Bad Action Gelding $295,605 Grade 3 Winner Pegasus S.
What's Your Point Mare $284,480 N/A N/A



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