The Perfect Team — Experience Our Success.
Thomas J. Gallo III, Founder & Owner
A native New Yorker, Tom grew up in the shadow of Belmont Park and pursued a career in the thoroughbred business while working the farms and sales of central Kentucky. Tom learned the ropes of the racing industry under the tutelage of Lee Eaton and Leslie Combs, two of the most progressive and innovative men in the history of thoroughbred breeding and racing. Working in sales at Eaton Farm and Combs' Spendthrift Farm, Tom learned early on that service is all important to maintaining client satisfaction. Hand-in-hand with his wife, Mia, Tom built a bloodstock business in upstate New York and owns the Thomas J. Gallo III Sales Agency, LLC based at his Blue Stone Farm in Cambridge, NY.
Tom brings the wisdom of forty years of success in the bloodstock business into the foundation of Dream Maker Racing horse racing partnerships. "Knowing my clients and creating a program to fit their budget and expectations," Tom explains, "is the key to a successful endeavor - it must work - it must click - or it's just another business with bills piling up."
In addition to his management of Dream Maker Racing, Tom sells about 100 yearlings, weanlings, and broodmares annually at auctions in New York, Maryland and Kentucky. He also owns about ten mares in partnerships at his 100-acre Blue Stone Farm.
Tom is the President of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders and provides horse management services for clients, performs appraisals, and provides expert witness services. Tom is involved in promoting safe and healthy thoroughbred racehorse retirement. Tom is also a former board member of Gilda's club and now event planning committee member of the American Cancer Society, a non-profit organization offering services to those affected by cancer. He has 4 grown children and resides with his wife near Saratoga Springs, NY.
William I. Mott, Trainer
Bill is best known for his work with the renowned horse; Cigar, who was voted the Champion Older Male and received the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year, both in 1995. Bill has won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer in 1995, 1996 and 2011. In 1998, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Most recently, Bill Mott has won the 2019 Kentucky Derby with Country House.
Tom Bush, Trainer
Tom is a consummate horseman and a highly successful trainer. Throughout his career he has won over 500 races with earnings of more than $25 million. Tom won the 2011 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic with Get Stormy.
Bruce Levine, Trainer
Bruce has trained nearly 60 stakes winners, won over 2,000 races and has earned over $70 million in purses. Bruce trained Bustin Stones to multiple stakes victories, including the Grade 1 Carter. Bustin Stones is now one of New York’s most prominent stallions.
Alan Porter, Pedigree Advisor
Alan has been professionally involved with Thoroughbreds for almost 30 years, has been a writer on racing and breeding for more than 25 years, and has been planning matings for 18 years. Alan brings an impeccable reputation and unbiased eye to our operation, giving our horse racing partnerships an added value that sweetens an already sweet proposition.
After several years working on a stallion farm in England, Porter turned to journalism, joining Stud & Stable magazine which later became Pacemaker, a journal on which Porter worked as Deputy Editor. Porter then served an eight year term as advisor for Mr. & Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone's Catoctin Farm and Gilltown Studs before becoming a freelance pedigree advisor and journalist.
Porter has written columns for The Daily Racing Form, The Thoroughbred Daily News, Pacemaker, The Australian Bloodhorse Review and Owner, Breeder International, as well as contributing to numerous other publications in Europe, Japan, and North America. Porter has also authored three books on racing and of Greatness II, The Americans (co-written with Ann Peters) and is now publisher of Owner-Breeder International. A speaker at numerous seminars and conferences around the world, Porter has also provided pedigree commentary on camera for New York's Fox Sports network and for New York Times Television.
Porter has been involved in planning breedings which have resulted in more than 80 stakes winners, including Eclipse Award winners, Japanese Champions, Champions in Europe and in Australia.
Andrew Calvano, Director Of Client Relations
Hailing from South Brunswick, NJ., Andrew grew up with a passion for horse racing. He was attracted to the sport at a young age as his family owned thoroughbreds in New Jersey and New York. Andrew is a recent graduate of St. John's University in Queens, New York, having majored in Business Administration and Sport Management. Andrew worked for the New York Racing Association in the Marketing Department prior to his arrival to the Dream Maker Racing team. Andrew currently handles client relations in the New York City Area home to Belmont, and Aqueduct Racetracks. Andrew brings new meaning to the term client-relations being Dream Maker Racing’s on-track person at all the racetracks we have action. In addition, Andrew also manages local meet-ups, barn trips, box tickets, and VIP experiences. His inherent knowledge of all things horse racing will be a valued asset to the Dream Maker Racing team.