Our Trainers


Gary Contessa

Gary Contessa

Gary Contessa
NY Circuit Trainer, Primary Advisor

Gary serves as the primary trainer and advisor to Blue Duck Racing Stable. Gary assisted in the acquisition of our first horse – She My Trap Queen, and is currently training her in NY.

One of the top trainers in the United States in earnings and wins in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Single-season record for most wins ever in New York with 159. Earnings of over $5.4 million in 2006, $7.9 million in 2007; $7.4 million in 2008 and $4.5 million in 2009. New York Racing Association, Trainer of the Year in 2006, 2007 and 2008. (Source)

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Currently Training: She My Trap Queen


Gayle Woods

Gayle Woods

Gayle Woods
Yearling Training & Development, Sales Advisor

Gayle oversees the Training & Development of Blue Duck Racing Stable yearlings. Gayle also serves as a sales advisor to Blue Duck Racing, and assisted in the purchase of our Catienus / Risky Kitten filly in August 2014.

Gayle Woods Training is a full service breaking and training facility. Each year we accept young horses into the program and prepare them to be successful athletes. Providing them with the most sophisticated care and training available, our regime and personal attention includes daily professionally assessment of each prospect. Our methods are tried and true and horses leave ready to race at their highest potential. Maintaining close communication with our clients is paramount.

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Currently Training: Unnamed Catienus/Risky Kitten 14 Filly