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Gary C. Contessa

Gary Contessa
Occupation Trainer
Birthplace Merrick, New York,
United States
Birth date c. 1957
Career wins not found
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Ashland Stakes (1991)
Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (1996, 2008)
East View Stakes (1998, 2004, 2006)
Miss Grillo Stakes (1999)
Ashley T. Cole Handicap (2001)
Bed O' Roses Handicap (2006, 2008)
Gallant Fox Handicap (2006)
Victoria Park Stakes (2006)
Fort Marcy Handicap (2007)
Saranac Stakes (2007)
Dearly Precious Stakes (2008)
Discovery Handicap (2008)
Maryland Sprint Handicap (2008)
Significant horses
Peace Rules

Gary C. Contessa (born c. 1957 in Merrick, New York) [1] is an American horse trainer in the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing. He became a professional trainer in 1984.

From 2006 through 2008, Gary Contessa led all New York Racing Association (NYRA) trainers in wins. In 2007 he set a record with 159 NYRA wins. He was the New York Racing Association, Trainer of the Year in 2006 and 2007.

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