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Across The Board with Gary Mandella

Trainer Gary Mandella discusses how his career got started With Peter Lurie & Becky Witzman.
Posted: 10/01/2014



The son of  Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella, Gary Mandella has carved his own successful niche in Thoroughbred racing.

A proven conditioner in his own right, Mandella joined HRTV on a part-time as a host and analyst in 2010, where he brings his insights as a trainer to viewers. He has ably filled-in for a number of HRTV's established shows in the past three years, including: "Race Day America," "Across The Board," and "The Edge."

Gary went to work for his father as a full-time assistant from 1995-1999 and began training on his own in 2002.  His most recent stakes win came in 2012 with Silentio, who captured the Grade 2 Sir Beaufort Stakes at Santa Anita.  

His first graded stakes winner was Taste of Paradise, who won the 2004 Vernon Underwood Stakes at Hollywood Park in stakes-record time of 1:08.04 for six furlongs.

He earned his initial career stakes victory with Man Among Men, winner of the 2002 Pinjara and 2003 Sham, both at Santa Anita.

Mandella's wife, Lucinda, runs C.A.R.M.A., an organization that fundraises for the care of retired racehorses. They have a 7-year-old son. 

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