Peter Proscia

Invaluable Named Claiming Crown Horse of the Year

Invaluable (Include) was named the 2022 Claiming Crown Horse of the Year by the National HBPA's Industry Awards Committee chaired by Todd Mostoller from the Pennsylvania HBPA. Invaluable will be recognized at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association annual awards dinner on Sept. 9. Trainer Mike Maker and owner Peter Proscia's Paradise Farms Corp. claimed Invaluable, then 5 years old, in the final days of Saratoga's 2022 meet with the intention of running in the Claiming Crown on Nov . 12 at Churchill Downs. After finishing third in a $10,000...

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Barese Tunes up For Wood

Peter Proscia's Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher's Barese (Laoban), unbeaten in three starts against fellow New York-breds, tuned up for a tilt at the Apr. 9 GII Wood Memorial with a six-furlong work in 1:16.42 at Belmont Park Saturday. "He has really been a nice horse. We're pointing for the Wood and are excited for the opportunity," Staudacher said. A debut winner at Belmont last May for trainer Mike Maker, Barese returned with a 2 3/4-length victory in the Jan. 9 Rego Park S. and added the one-mile Gander...

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Walder Seeks to Parlay Personal Victory to Keeneland Korea Sprint

Trainer Peter Walder is grateful for the invitation to run a horse in the $823,000 Keeneland Korea Sprint, less than a year and a half after he entered a rehab center to combat a substance abuse issue. Walder, annually one of the top trainers at Gulfstream Park, will saddle Fast Pass (Successful Appeal) in the 1,200-metre sprint Sept. 8 at Seoul Racecourse. Walder owns a quarter interest in the 6-year-old gelding, the other three-quarters owned by Peter Proscia, a 59-year-old oil executive who lives in New York and runs under...

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