• AMERICAN THEOREM schooling in the Del Mar paddock the day before his first start.
    AMERICAN THEOREM schooling in the Del Mar paddock the day before his first start.
  • Grade 1 placed WIN THE SPACE at SANTA ANITA
Your Success is My Goal in this Exciting Game of Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Thoroughbred horse racing is a business of highs, lows and everything in between. You should approach thoroughbred ownership as a business and get sound professional advice, from your bloodstock agent to the others on your “team” such as trainers, farm managers, and yes, your accountant. Make sure to ask plenty of questions, attend seminars, read everything you can and never stop learning. If you are new to the business or just starting out, you may benefit from the information offered in my Ownership 101 section.

Let me put my years of experience in the Thoroughbred Industry to work for you to make your experience in this business as successful and fun as possible. Whether it be finding you that special yearling, weanling, 2-yr-old or broodmare at a public auction, a stallion for your farm, locating a racehorse that fits your needs, or managing your overall portfolio of horses for success, Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services can make the difference that puts you in the winner’s circle.

New to the business? I work with first time owners frequently. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, need further information, or would like to make an inquiry about any of the services I offer. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals in the Thoroughbred Horse Racing Industry.

“My family has used Gayle to guide our thoroughbred ventures for over 25 years, the ultimate professional, she knows the business backwards and forwards and is completely trustworthly” —Kathleen Kennedy, RL Stables

In The News

Kretz Racing’s Cabo Spirit, back in the crowd for the first half of La Jolla Handicap (G3T), put on the blasters late and reeled them all in to score by half a length Aug. 7 at Del MarThe 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile  had been gelded since his previous start and the procedure certainly seemed to have a positive effect for the youngster as he earned his first graded stakes victory. Cabo Spirit ($7.40), ridden by Joe Bravo and trained by George Papaprodromou, picked up a winner’s share of $90,000 from the gross purse of $150,500 to push his total earnings to $312,560. The La Jolla was his 13th start and he completed the 1 1/16-mile race on firm turf in 1:42.28. Finishing second in the La Jolla was Gary Barber’s Perfect Flight , who had three-quarters of a length on Perry and Ramona Bass’ Sumter , the race favorite at 9-5. Read Full Article

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George Papaprodromou’s faith in American Theorem  paid off at Del Mar July 30 in the $402,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1). “We’ve always believed in this horse,” said the emotional trainer after he sprinted to the winner’s circle nearly as fast as his charge. American Theorem gave Papaprodromou his first grade 1 win by effectively handling a talented field of sprinters in the six-furlong Bing Crosby. Being a son of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, the ridgling seemed designed for longer races, which is where Papaprodromou tried him at first. But American Theorem showed a devastating turn of foot at shorter distances around one turn. Read full article….

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April 7, 2022 – (Lexington, KY)  The webinar began with a conversation on pedigrees and how to read five-cross pedigrees and catalog pages. While all bloodstock agents vary in their specific preferences when buying horses, this group agreed on the importance of a horse’s female family and trying to find horses that represent the most positive traits of their ancestry. “We’re trying to repeat the good part of the history and eliminate the bad part of the history,”  Van Leer said….


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