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Contessa New Exceller Fund President

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Contessa New Exceller Fund President

New York-based trainer Gary Contessa has been named president of the Exceller Fund, a non-profit organization that transitions former racehorses into new careers.

Go For Wand: Ginger Punch Heavy Favorite

Go For Wand: Ginger Punch Heavy Favorite

Last year, Stronach Stables' Ginger Punch romped to a six-length victory in the Go For Wand (gr. I) en route to her Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) win and being named champion older female. The scary part for her competition is that trainer Bobby Frankel says the daughter of Awesome Again is vastly improved as a 5-year-old.

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