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Welcome to Thoroughbred People!  Thanks to our current interviewees JJ Hernandez, Billy Antongeorgi, Bill Delia, Greg Gilchrist, Tom “Bomber” Doutrich, Bobby Gonzalez, Ricky Gonzalez, Mary Knight and Bill McLean. We hope you enjoy this edition!

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Trainer Frank Lucarelli

Frank LucarelliIn 1979 Frank Lucarelli left the world of baseball to start a career as a racehorse trainer. Currently running a diverse operation racing horses each year in Washington, California and Arizona, Frank talked to us about his experience so far, some of the horses that have been through his hands and his views on the state of racing 35 years later.
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Jockey Juan "JJ" Hernandez

JJ2Juan "JJ" Hernandez has had a rapid ascent to success in Northern California racing. Since he arrived at Golden Gate Fields from Mexico City in 2008 he has ridden over 800 winners for purse earnings of more than $14,000,000. JJ talked to Thoroughbred People about his riding career so far.
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Let's see some more Handicaps please!

Santa AnitaOn Superbowl Sunday close to a full field of eleven horses went to post for the "Super Bowl Party Handicap" over a mile and and eighth on the Turf at Santa Anita. The straightforward race conditions were simply that runners must have run for a claiming price of $25,000 or less in 2014-2015. The culminating variety of horses entered produced a refreshingly...
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From $300 a week to a $242,000 exotic bet score for a fledgling jockeys agent...

Tote BoardAs we interviewed racing secretary and jockeys’ agent Tom “Bomber” Doutrich we learnt of the time early in his career when he had little income and was struggling to make ends meet. The story of how Bomber hit the Pick 9 one January at Bay Meadows when he needed some financial help to kick start his career is told in his interview in this edition of...
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US Horseplayers Alone In Being Taxed On Winnings

The news that the US Treasury department is reviewing the 300-1 rule on automatic withholding of taxes on a winning bet - yes that ugly one in which it currently ignores how many perms, parlays and multiples are involved in that winning bet - should be welcomed. Or should it? Shouldn’t we be asking for the US to come into line [...]
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Bloodstock Agent & ex-Trainer Greg Gilchrist

Greg Gilchrist 1 After a successful training career in which he handled good horses like Lost In The Fog, Soviet Problem, Work The Crowd and Victorina, Greg Gilchrist now operates as a bloodstock agent for a select number of clients. Greg talked to us about his life in racing.
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