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Welcome to Thoroughbred People!  Thanks to interviewees 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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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...
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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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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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Billy Antongeorgi

Billy AntongeorgiNew York born William "Billy" Antongeorgi III has ridden over 650 winners for purse money earning of close to $12,000,000 so far in his career. After a successful time riding in Northern California he is moving his tack to the Southern California circuit. Billy talked to Thoroughbred People.
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An Idea To Get The Fans Back To The Tracks

DSC_0302With racetracks on weekdays (and even on some weekends) seeing their grandstands 70-80% empty, aside from the big race days the crowds, the energy and the buzzing, uplifting atmosphere of a day at the races is sadly missing at many tracks across the country. Since the advent of ...
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Racing Secretary Tom "Bomber" Doutrich

DSC_0387Since the age of sixteen, Tom "Bomber" Doutrich has worn many hats in the racing game - groom, exercise rider, jockey, jockeys agent and racing secretary. Tom talked to us about his experiences in all of these roles, his life in racing so far and his views on the horse racing business in 2014 and where the game is going.
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