Gary Contessa at his barn in Saratoga

We’re switching things up a bit on this week’s episode of The Friday Show.

If you follow us on Instagram or subscribe to the Paulick Report Insider Patreon feed, you’re familiar with our “Ask Me Anything” video series, where a member of our staff answers reader questions about horse racing, or whatever else passes through the inbox.

During a recent trip to Saratoga, we decided to get some members of the racing industry in on the action, including trainer Gary Contessa, who is never afraid to share his opinion.

Contessa has had a long career as a New York-based trainer and has campaigned Uncle Sigh, Rydilluc, Eightyfiveinafifty, Rite Moment and Sippican Harbor. He has spent time both as a private trainer and managing a public barn, is a breeder, and scouts yearlings and 2-year-olds at the sale. He’s also president of The Exceller Fund, which facilitates aftercare for Thoroughbreds at risk of neglect or entry into the slaughter pipeline.

Contessa was so thorough with his answers to our readers’ questions that we split it into a two-part video on our Patreon.

On this week’s episode of The Friday Show, we’ll share one of those parts, where Contessa discusses topics including how much it costs to keep a horse in training, how a new owner can find a “clean” trainer, and what the industry can do to lower the number of equine fatalities.

If you enjoyed this “Ask Me Anything” video and want to see more like it from Paulick Report staff and Thoroughbred industry members, become a subscriber to the Paulick Report Insider Patreon account by clicking here.

Watch this week’s episode of The Friday Show below:

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