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GLORIA MARTIN

FOUNDER - CEO

Gloria Martin is a visionary thinker with a keen ability to pull together disparate business lines to maximize outcomes. She has expertly guided successful business launches across varied sectors, including in the Fashion, Culinary, and Celebrity Brand industries.


Her entrepreneurial spirit was acquired at a young age, immersed in the Thoroughbred industry, as the daughter of record-setting trainer, Jose Martin, and granddaughter of Hall of Fame Trainer, Frank Martin.  

 

Gloria’s executive management skills and unmatched passion to continue this legacy has been the driving force behind the family’s Thoroughbred Racing business operating at Belmont & Saratoga Racetracks.
 

Gloria earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Hofstra University.

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GARY CONTESSA

Investor Relations/

Bloodstock Consultant

Gary Contessa’s passion for horses goes back to his teen years, when he worked with standardbreds at Roosevelt Raceway until 1972. He moved over to Thoroughbreds as a young man and worked for various trainers until landing at Hall of Fame inductee Frank Martin’s stable, as an assistant trainer beginning in 1980.

 

Gary went on to launch his professional career as a trainer in 1984. Gary’s highlights include: NYRA’s leading trainer from 2006-09 & 16 training titles at individual NYRA meets. His total of 2,380 race victories, ranks Gary 52nd in all time wins upon his retirement from training in 2020.

 

Gary’s transition into a full-time career as a bloodstock agent has been just as successful as his training career. Bloodhorse Magazine named Gary Contessa the second leading purchaser of horses in the world according to Return On Investment (ROI). Gary has purchased over 50 Graded Stake Horses and brings a trainer's work ethic to the art of bloodstock evaluation & buying.

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