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February/2012

  • Expert Handicappers at PGR's March Meeting
    02/24/12: Expert Handicappers at Parting Glass Racing’s March Meeting to Handicap the Kentucky Derby Futures Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – Parting Glass Racing will host a handicapping extravaganza with ‘punting’ experts Mark Cusano, Tom Amello, Nick Kling, and Jeanne Wood, at the Parting Glass Racing meeting on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7:00p.m. at The Parting Glass Pub, 40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York. The meeting is free and open to the public.

September/2011

  • Local Partnership Has Big Win at Belmont
    09/21/11: Local Partnership Has Big Win at Belmont on Thursday & will Celebrate on Saturday at Parting Glass Pub. Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – Parting Glass Racing’s Wholelottashakin enjoyed a spectacular win at Belmont Park yesterday, September 21st winning the 5th race with jockey Javier Castellano aboard. Wholelottashakin was racing on the turf for the first time and took to it with ease. She soundly defeated her running mates with a decisive drive to the finish line with a 3 1/4 length advantage.

May/2011

  • Finding Right New Owners Key To Racing's Future
    05/25/11: Inspired by the turnout and enthusiasm of the New Owners' Luncheon at Belmont on May 22, 2011 I was asked to write an article for Thoroughbred Times TODAY about new owners and how to get them involved.
  • PGR Press Release May 19th Meeting
    05/16/11: KYLE BROWNELL & MARK CUSANO TO HANDICAP THE PREAKNESS AT PGR MEETING Parting Glass Racing will host Kyle Brownell and Mark Cusano, OTB’s expert handicappers, at the Parting Glass Racing meeting on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at The Parting Glass Pub, 40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York. The meeting is free and open to the public. Brownell and Cusano will share up-to-the-minute picks for the second jewel of the Triple Crown, The Preakness.
  • PGR's Own Tom Gallo Hired as NYRA Consultant
    05/11/11: NEW YORK RACING ASSOCIATION HIRES TOM GALLO, MANAGING OWNER OF PARTING GLASS RACING, AS CONSULTANT.

July/2009

  • PGR Welcomes Hayward, Tagg, and Luper!
    07/27/09: The New York Racing Association (NYRA) President and CEO, Charles Hayward, is the guest speaker at the monthly Parting Glass Racing meeting on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at The Parting Glass Pub, 40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York. Mr. Hayward will share NYRA's plans for the 2009 Saratoga Race Course meet.

May/2009

  • Parting Glass Racing Enjoys Win Streak
    05/27/09: Parting Glass Racing enjoyed a spectacular Memorial Day long weekend of racing, with 2 wins in 3 starts
  • NYRA President/CEO to Guest Speak at PGR Meeting
    05/21/09: The New York Racing Association (NYRA) President and CEO, Charles Hayward, is the guest speaker at the monthly Parting Glass Racing meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at The Parting Glass Pub, 40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York. NYRA has operated thoroughbred racing in New York at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course since 1955. Among other topics, Mr. Hayward will detail the current status of the VLT issue, discuss the excitement of the Belmont Stakes, and tell our racing fans what’s planned for the 2009 Saratoga Race Course meet. The meeting is free and open to the public.

March/2009

  • Hooked On Hope Wins at Gulfstream Park
    03/23/09: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – Parting Glass Racing’s Hooked On Hope enjoyed a spectacular win at Gulfstream Park yesterday, winning the 3rd race by a head with Alan Garcia aboard and trainer Barclay Tagg cheering her on. Hooked On Hope, the daughter of NY sire Hook And Ladder, was racing for the first time and took to the turf course with ease. This was the NY bred filly’s first race, and she defeated the field of high-caliber running mates with a determined drive to the finish line.
  • SETH MERROW & KYLE BROWNELL TO HANDICAP THE FLORIDA & KENTUCKY DERBIES AT PGR MEETING.
    03/19/09: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – Seth Merrow and Kyle Brownell, nationally recognized handicappers, will guest speak at the monthly Parting Glass Racing meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Parting Glass Pub, 40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York. In the second of our 3-part series, the March meeting will feature Merrow and Brownell discussing their projections for the Florida Derby (March 28th) and Kentucky Derby (May 2nd). As always, the meeting is free and open to the public.
  • PGR Launches New LLC
    03/06/09: Parting Glass Racing has launched a new racehorse partnership, Give My Regards To Broadway, LLC featuring City Broad, the 2005 filly by City Zip out of Goomada Byda Sea by Sea Hero. The filly was recently acquired after seeing her win so impressively in her last race. Parting Glass Racing just had to have her and Jeffrey Tucker, her former owner, was nice enough to sell her.

February/2009

  • PGR Local Hero Dave Retires
    02/19/09: Parting Glass Racing has retired their local hero Grade II Stakes Winner, Dave, effective immediately due to a lingering injury from which he was unable to recover.

January/2009

  • Kyle Brownell to Teach Handicapping 101
    01/16/09: Kyle Brownell, nationally recognized handicapper and OTB host will guest speak at the monthly Parting Glass Racing meeting on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Parting Glass Pub, 40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York.

August/2008

  • Edgar Prado to Speak at August PGR Meeting
    08/21/08: Edgar Prado will discuss and sign his new book 'My Guy Barbaro' at the monthly Parting Glass Racing meeting on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at The Parting Glass Pub, 40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York. In ?My Guy Barbaro? Prado recounts his tale of grit and dreams that moves from his impoverished childhood in Lima, Peru to the winner's circles of the greatest racetracks in the world, and memorably chronicles his emotional time with Barbaro before, during, and after the horse's breakdown. Prado was recently inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame for his career accomplishments. He and his co-author, John Eisenberg, will discuss and sign their book at the meeting. Also scheduled to appear is Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Barclay Tagg, who will stop by to discuss his 2008 Saratoga meet experiences. Tagg was the renowned trainer of Kentucky Derby winner and local hero Funny Cide, and trains Parting Glass Racing?s Dave, the New York Thoroughbred Breeder?s 2007 Male Turf Champion. Tagg is ranked 9th as a leading trainer at Saratoga this summer, with more than $406,530 in earnings to date. Equine artist Erica Nordean will also be at our meeting to show and discuss her work. Creator of the best-selling 2007 Santa Anita Derby poster and the 2006 Kentucky Oaks poster, Nordean recently enjoyed acclaim for the cover art of the May/June 2008 issue of Horseplayer Magazine. She attends the Pratt School of Fine Arts in Seattle, Washington and creates, shows, and sells her artwork throughout the United States. Parting Glass Racing was founded by Tom Gallo and Joan Desadora (owner of The Parting Glass Pub) in 2001. With more than 200 members, Parting Glass Racing, LLC is the umbrella organization managing several partnerships and horses. Their meeting is held every month at the Parting Glass Pub and is open to the public.

June/2008

  • Caring for our Thoroughbreds During and After Their Racing Career
    06/18/08: Retired NYRA Gate Starter (and ?horse whisperer?) Robert Duncan and Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Executive Director, Diana Pikulski, will guest speak at the monthly Parting Glass Racing meeting on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at The Parting Glass Pub, 40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York. In light of the recent in the wake of the Eight Belles tragedy and mounting public criticism of the thoroughbred racing sport, the presentation will focus on how we can best care for our thoroughbreds during and after their racing career.

May/2008

  • NYRA President/CEO to Guest Speak at PGR Meeting
    05/20/08: New York Racing Authority (NYRA) President/CEO, Charlie Hayward, will guest speak at the monthly Parting Glass Racing meeting on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at The Parting Glass Pub, 40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York. NYRA has managed thoroughbred racing in New York at the Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga Racetracks since 1955. Mr. Hayward will explain the resolution of the franchise agreement reached in early 2008 for NYRA to continue racetrack management for another 25 years. He will also detail the current status of the VLT issue, discuss the excitement of the Belmont Stakes and how NYRA plans to manage the event, unveil the ?new NYRA?, and talk about what?s new for 2008 Saratoga Racetrack meet.
  • PGR Local Hero Dave Named NYTB 2007 Turf Champion
    05/14/08: Parting Glass Racing and Saratoga Spring?s local hero, Dave enjoyed an exciting two days this week, earning purse money on Sunday, May 11th and kudos on Monday, May 12th. On Mother?s Day, Dave ran 2nd in an aggressive Belmont Kingston Handicap with Eibar Coa aboard, increasing his lifetime earnings to a whopping $575,332. On Monday, New York Thoroughbred Breeders (NYTB) named Dave the Champion Turf Male of 2007. That same night, Eibar Coa, Dave?s Kingston Handicap jockey, was named NYTB?s 2007 Jockey of the Year. Another of Parting Glass Racing?s hero?s, the now-retired Cute Cognac, was nominated in the NYTB 2007 Female Turf Champion and 3-year-old Filly Champion categories.

March/2008

  • PGR Boasts Two Nominees for NY-Bred Champions
    03/13/08: Parting Glass Racing boasts two of their stable roster who have been nominated by the New York Thoroughbred Breeders (NYTB) for prestigious recognition as 2007 NY-Bred Champions. The nominations are an honor bestowed on those New York Bred racehorses who have demonstrated superior ability in their respective categories. The winners are selected by majority vote of New York State Turf Writers and will be named at the annual NYTB awards banquet in May.

November/2007

  • Harvey Pack to Speak at PGR Meeting
    11/20/07: Parting Glass Racing will host guest speaker and legendary handicapper/author Harvey Pack at the Parting Glass Racing meeting on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at The Parting Glass Pub, located at 40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York. The meeting is free and open to the public.
  • Dave highlighted in Mike Veitch DRF Column
    11/16/07: Saratogian Columnist Mike Veitch posted an article about Parting Glass Racing's Dave winning the Grade 2 Red Smith Handicap on November 10th at Aqueduct Racetrack. Dave's win makes it 24 Parting Glass Stable's New York-bred Dave won the Grade 2 Red Smith Handicap, his first graded victory.
  • PGR's Dave Wins Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct
    11/10/07: Local owners Parting Glass Racing enjoyed a spectacular Grade 2 win at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday, November 10, 2007 when Dave won the $150,000 Red Smith Handicap with Jersey Joe Bravo aboard. As described by Rab Hagin at www.nybreds.com, ?Dave captured the 2007 running by employing a dominating outside stretch run over yielding turf, and enjoyed an almost perfect trip on a course where he always performs well at a distance he obviously loves. Victory in the Red Smith boosted Dave's earnings by $90,000 to $538,792 while improving his record to 7 - 10 - 3 in 35 starts, which includes four stakes victories -- three against New York-breds at Belmont (twice) and Saratoga.?

October/2007

  • Cute Cognac is a Stakes Winner!
    10/25/07: October 20th at Belmont Park was a day that all horse owners dream about...a healthy horse, ideal weather, a table on the finish line, a perfect ride, and an exhilarating finish that crowned PGR's Cute Cognac a Stakes-winning princess! Those of us who watched the race live at Belmont toasted the moment with Barclay Tagg and Robin Smullen. It does not get much better than that!
  • Mark Cusano & Kyle Brownell to hold Handicap Clinic at PGR Meeting
    10/15/07: Parting Glass Racing will hold a Breeders? Cup Handicapping Clinic with Mark Cusano of OTB?s ?Down the Stretch? and Kyle Brownell, OTB handicapper, at the Parting Glass Racing meeting on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at The Parting Glass Pub, located at 40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York. Mark and Kyle will provide their handicapping expertise and take questions about handicapping the 2007 Breeders? Cup at Monmouth Park on Saturday, October 27th. The meeting is free and open to the public.

September/2007

  • NYRA President/CEO to Guest Speak at PGR Meeting
    09/19/07: New York Racing Authority (NYRA) President/CEO, Charlie Hayward, will guest speak at the Parting Glass Racing meeting on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at The Parting Glass Pub, located at 40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York. Mr. Hayward will discuss Governor Eliot Spitzer?s recent recommendation for NYRA?s continued management of the NYRA racetracks, will map out NYRA?s current and future track management strategy, and will take questions from the audience. The meeting is free and open to the public.
  • PGR Wins 2 for 2 on 'Super Sunday'
    09/19/07: Parting Glass Racing enjoyed two spectacular wins at Belmont Racetrack on Sunday, September 16, 2007. First, filly Cute Cognac won the 6th race with Eibar Coa aboard in a turf allowance for state-bred fillies and mares, demolishing a field of foes. This was her second win in four starts, with earnings of $75,000. Dave won the 9th race, the $100,000 Ashley T. Cole Handicap, with Alan Garcia aboard. As described by Rab Hagin at www.nybreds.com, Dave won by ?overtaking 7 rivals in the final three furlongs to win Belmont's Ashley T. Cole Handicap for New York-bred three-year-olds and up going a mile and an eighth on the inner turf, prevailing by less than two inches.? The breathtaking photo finish shows the win by a whisker. Dave?s lifetime earnings now approach the $500,000 mark.
  • PGR Launches New LLC
    09/18/07: Parting Glass Racing Launches New Thoroughbred Horse Racing Partnership With Filly By Distorted Humor, Sire of Funny Cide Saratoga Springs, NY September 18, 2007 -- Parting Glass Racing, LLC announced it has syndicatedfor thoroughbred horse racing partnership the 2006 filly by Distorted Humor, the sire of local hero and Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide, and the mare Adorable Minister. A limited number of units in this partnership, Classic Curves, LLC, are immediately available. Additional information on is available on-line at http://www.partingglassracing.com.

August/2007

  • Tom Law, Barclay Tagg, and Bruce Levine to Guest Speak
    08/23/07: Thoroughbred Times Managing Editor, Tom Law, will guest speak along with Parting Glass Racing trainers Bruce Levine and Barclay Tagg at the Parting Glass Racing meeting on Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Parting Glass Pub, located at 40 Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs, New York. The meeting is free and open to the public.
  • PGR Launches New LLC
    08/10/07: Parting Glass Racing has launched its newest LLC, In Command At The Wire!

July/2007

  • Track Talk LIVE with PGR's Tom Gallo
    07/18/07: Track Talk LIVE!, a new radio program, with Parting Glass Racing founder and managing owner Tom Gallo in the booth and Saratoga Special publisher and author Sean Clancy on the backstretch, will air Saturday July 28th at 9:00 a.m. The 60-minute program will be heard in New York?s capital district on 1160 AM Moon Radio and on the web at http://www.saratogamoon.com/index.htm. The show will be heard every Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. on July 28th, August 4th, August 11th, August 18th, August 25th, and September 1st. Each show will include 4 distinct segments including Saratoga Racetrack news and events, celebrity guests in the booth with Tom taking calls from listeners, live jockey and trainer interviews with Sean Clancy on the backstretch, and handicapping with Daily Racing Form?s Andy Serling.
  • Author Jonelle Fisher & NYRA Racing Secretary PJ Campo to Guest Speak
    07/18/07: NYRA Racing Secretary P.J. Campo will guest speak at the Parting Glass Racing meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at The Parting Glass Pub, located at 40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York. Also scheduled to speak is Jonelle Fisher, biographer of legendary trainer Mack Miller in, ?The Gentleman Trainer from Morgan Street.? Ms. Fisher will also be interviewed earlier the same day on WAMC?s Roundtable on Thursday, July 26th at about 11 a.m. Mr. Miller will join the interview by phone. http://www.wamc.org/roundtable.html.
  • Cute Cognac Wins!
    07/11/07: Cute Cognac wins her third time out at Belmont on July 8, 2007

May/2007

  • Sean Clancy to Guest Speak and Sign Books
    05/31/07: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The Saratoga Special publisher and former steeplechase jockey Sean Clancy will appear for a book signing at the Parting Glass Racing meeting on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at The Parting Glass Pub, located at 40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York. Clancy's new book, Barbaro: the Horse Who Captured America's Heart, chronicles Barbaro's story and pays tribute 'to a horse who made us think, who made us cry, and who made us believe.' The meeting is free and open to the public.
  • Freud Fillies Highlighted in DRF Article by Mike Veitch
    05/04/07: Renowned columnist Mike Veitch highlighted the Freud progeny in a recent DRF.com article. PGR's This Angel Has Wings partnership owns the 2005 filly by Freud out of Axspect.

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March/2007

  • Relocation of Parting Glass Racing Office to Saratoga Springs
    03/13/07: Parting Glass Racing has relocated its headquarters to downtown Saratoga Springs, New York, announced managing member Thomas J. Gallo. Their new address is 73 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, just a few doors from The Parting Glass Pub owned by Parting Glass Racing co-founder Joan Desadora.
  • Kentucky Derby Winter Book Handicapping Series, Panel #2
    03/09/07: The handicappers will discuss and handicap one of the best kept betting secrets in the world of horseracing: the 'Kentucky Derby Future Wagers'. Tom Gallo, PGR's managing member, predicts that 'you?ll get expert wagering advice on placing your winter book bets - you can get a huge price on a horse that might 20 to 1 now but will be 2 to 1 in May. It's not just fun ~ your winter book bet could be one of your best bets of the year!'

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