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TEAM LITTLE RED FEATHER

Management

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Career Highlights:  Singletary’s GI Breeders’ Cup Mile victory and Egg Drop’s GI Matriarch win.

Billy started attending the races with his family before he could walk. He began syndicating horses right out of Northwestern (Go CATS!) back in 1991. When he founded LRF in 2002, he did so on a wing and a prayer, and only his love for the sport to fall back on. Billy is thankful he has a job he loves and grateful to all the LRF partners for providing him with an opportunity to follow his dreams.

Little Known Fact: Set the Northwestern Baseball school record for being hit by pitch in a single season.

FAVES

  • Horse: Ruffian
  • Childhood Book: Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Movie: Gladiator
  • Hobby: Fantasy Football
  • Drink: The Real Awesome
  • Quote: “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” john wooden
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Career Highlights: When his parents invested in a horse with LRF.

Gary began his career as an entertainment attorney with the William Morris Agency before breaking his parents heart and leaving to run a horse racing business with his childhood friend. Gary grew up in Beverly Hills, California and knows where each newsstand is that carries the Daily Racing Form. When not at the races, he loves spending time with his wife Katie and their incredible two sons, Brady & Carter (and attends the occasional Los Angeles Kings hockey game).

Little Known Fact:  Holds a patent for a new horse racing wager.

FAVES

  • Horse: Life’s Magic
  • Childhood Book: Picking Winners by andy beyer
  • Movie: Casablanca
  • Hobby: Hockey
  • Drink: JW Blue
  • Quote: “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” winston churchill
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Emily Koch has been attending the races since she was three-years old. She was introduced to the Sport of Kings by her grandfather, the late Howard W. Koch, legendary producer of blockbuster movies such as “Airplane” and “Ghost.” She fell in love with horses and the horseracing world back then and her love affair with this great sport lives on today. A southern California native, Emily spent 10 years living in New York City producing music videos, working as an executive assistant at Owl Creek Asset Management, L.P., and at Marquis Jet, one of the largest and most successful private aviation companies in the business. Emily is passionate, creative, hard working, and a true animal lover in every sense.

FAVES

Horse: Barbaro

Childhood book: Island of the Blue Dolphins

TV Show: Game of Thrones

Hobby: Horseback Riding

Drink: Dirty Martini
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Horsemen

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TOM McCROCKLIN

Executive Bloodstock Agent

Career Highlights: Egg Drop, who Tom purchased for $12,500, sold for $1.9M for LRF at Keeneland.

Tom is an animal lover and one of the most knowledgeable horseman in the country. Tom has made a career of finding GI winners like Egg Drop and Potesta for bargain prices. His keen eye and his training techniques (he breaks and trains horses in Florida) receive rave reviews from everyone in the business. Sometimes quirky, more than often genius, Tom is a trusted advisor for LRF. 

Little Known Fact: Tom spends most of his afternoons watching races from the OBS sales pavilion.

FAVES

  • Horse: Seattle Slew
  • Childhood Book: Green Eggs and Ham
  • Movie: Rudy
  • Hobby: LSU Football
  • Drink: White Russion
  • Quote: “Even a journey of 10,000 miles, begins with a single step.” laozi 
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MIKE PUYPE

Trainer

Career Highlights: Campaigned GI winner Turbulent Descent and back-to-back Breeders’ Cup winner Mizdirection.

Tom is an animal lover and one of the most knowledgeable horseman in the country. Tom has made a career of finding GI winners like Egg Drop and Potesta for bargain prices. His keen eye and his training techniques (he breaks and trains horses in Florida) receive rave reviews from everyone in the business. Sometimes quirky, more than often genius, Tom is a trusted advisor for LRF. 

Little Known Fact: Tom spends most of his afternoons watching races from the OBS sales pavilion.

FAVES

  • Horse: Seattle Slew
  • Childhood Book: Green Eggs and Ham
  • Movie: Rudy
  • Hobby: LSU Football
  • Drink: White Russion
  • Quote: “Even a journey of 10,000 miles, begins with a single step.” laozi 
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PHILIP D’AMATO

Trainer

Career Highlights: Won his first GI in the Shoemaker Mile with Obviously in 2014.

Tom is an animal lover and one of the most knowledgeable horseman in the country. Tom has made a career of finding GI winners like Egg Drop and Potesta for bargain prices. His keen eye and his training techniques (he breaks and trains horses in Florida) receive rave reviews from everyone in the business. Sometimes quirky, more than often genius, Tom is a trusted advisor for LRF. 

Little Known Fact: Tom spends most of his afternoons watching races from the OBS sales pavilion.

FAVES

  • Horse: Seattle Slew
  • Childhood Book: Green Eggs and Ham
  • Movie: Rudy
  • Hobby: LSU Football
  • Drink: White Russion
  • Quote: “Even a journey of 10,000 miles, begins with a single step.” laozi 
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BARRY ABRAMS

Trainer

Career Highlights:Campaigned multiple stakes winning filly, Famous Digger, as well as most of the really good Unusual Heat offspring.

Tom is an animal lover and one of the most knowledgeable horseman in the country. Tom has made a career of finding GI winners like Egg Drop and Potesta for bargain prices. His keen eye and his training techniques (he breaks and trains horses in Florida) receive rave reviews from everyone in the business. Sometimes quirky, more than often genius, Tom is a trusted advisor for LRF. 

Little Known Fact: Tom spends most of his afternoons watching races from the OBS sales pavilion.

FAVES

  • Horse: Seattle Slew
  • Childhood Book: Green Eggs and Ham
  • Movie: Rudy
  • Hobby: LSU Football
  • Drink: White Russion
  • Quote: “Even a journey of 10,000 miles, begins with a single step.” laozi 
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RICHIE BALTAS

Trainer

Career Highlights: Captured the 2014 GI Bing Crosby Stakes with former-claimer, Big Macher.

Tom is an animal lover and one of the most knowledgeable horseman in the country. Tom has made a career of finding GI winners like Egg Drop and Potesta for bargain prices. His keen eye and his training techniques (he breaks and trains horses in Florida) receive rave reviews from everyone in the business. Sometimes quirky, more than often genius, Tom is a trusted advisor for LRF. 

Little Known Fact: Tom spends most of his afternoons watching races from the OBS sales pavilion.

FAVES

  • Horse: Seattle Slew
  • Childhood Book: Green Eggs and Ham
  • Movie: Rudy
  • Hobby: LSU Football
  • Drink: White Russion
  • Quote: “Even a journey of 10,000 miles, begins with a single step.” laozi 
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PETER EURTON

Trainer

Career Highlights: Captured multiple GI races with Weemissfrankie and the GI Toyota Blue Grass Stakes with Dance with Fate.

Tom is an animal lover and one of the most knowledgeable horseman in the country. Tom has made a career of finding GI winners like Egg Drop and Potesta for bargain prices. His keen eye and his training techniques (he breaks and trains horses in Florida) receive rave reviews from everyone in the business. Sometimes quirky, more than often genius, Tom is a trusted advisor for LRF. 

Little Known Fact: Tom spends most of his afternoons watching races from the OBS sales pavilion.

FAVES

  • Horse: Seattle Slew
  • Childhood Book: Green Eggs and Ham
  • Movie: Rudy
  • Hobby: LSU Football
  • Drink: White Russion
  • Quote: “Even a journey of 10,000 miles, begins with a single step.” laozi 
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DEAN PEDERSON

Trainer

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Tom is an animal lover and one of the most knowledgeable horseman in the country. Tom has made a career of finding GI winners like Egg Drop and Potesta for bargain prices. His keen eye and his training techniques (he breaks and trains horses in Florida) receive rave reviews from everyone in the business. Sometimes quirky, more than often genius, Tom is a trusted advisor for LRF. 

Little Known Fact: Tom spends most of his afternoons watching races from the OBS sales pavilion.

FAVES

  • Horse: Seattle Slew
  • Childhood Book: Green Eggs and Ham
  • Movie: Rudy
  • Hobby: LSU Football
  • Drink: White Russion
  • Quote: “Even a journey of 10,000 miles, begins with a single step.” laozi 
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JULIO CANANI

Trainer

Career Highlights: Ran one-two in the GI Shoemaker Mile in two consecutive years with the same horses (Ladies Din and Silic). 

Tom is an animal lover and one of the most knowledgeable horseman in the country. Tom has made a career of finding GI winners like Egg Drop and Potesta for bargain prices. His keen eye and his training techniques (he breaks and trains horses in Florida) receive rave reviews from everyone in the business. Sometimes quirky, more than often genius, Tom is a trusted advisor for LRF. 

Little Known Fact: Tom spends most of his afternoons watching races from the OBS sales pavilion.

FAVES

  • Horse: Seattle Slew
  • Childhood Book: Green Eggs and Ham
  • Movie: Rudy
  • Hobby: LSU Football
  • Drink: White Russion
  • Quote: “Even a journey of 10,000 miles, begins with a single step.” laozi