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Cherry Hill – one of the problems of racing in this area has been the lack of any new blood breaking in the trainers rank. But Trainer Kate DeMasi and her husband, Greg, have, for a while now, made people stand up and take notice of them. Showing an incredible “in the money” percentage of 74%, the DeMasi’s have shown that hard work and determination can have its rewards. Kate credits a lot of the success with her husband Greg’s work at the claim box. “Greg spends a lot of time going over horses and looking at hours of tapes on various replays of races. He gets so much respect from other horsemen that when they see him look at a particular horse, they will promptly check their notes on it” quips Kate. “We have a few nice looking Pennsylvania breds, all of whom have not started yet, that I expect big things from over there at Philly” claims Greg. I would like to get to a point of developing more and more young horses each year. I firmly believe that is the future of any quality stable.” Whether it is developing young stock or contimiing success in claiming, it is encouraging to see this young, bright couple make such and impact on a sport that is in desperate need of some young blood

Big M Notes

by Mike Guetti Tj’s Tuff as Nails was “good, just a little tired” yesterday morning after cpturing the $35,000 Lewis Morris at the Meadowlands on Friday night. “Butthat’s to be expected” said Greg DeMasi, assistant to trainer Kathleen DeMasi. Tj’s Tuff as Nails went over the $100,000 mark with the victory in the five-furlong turf race, improving her record to five victories in 14 starts. Plans for her immediate future are uncertain but Greg DeMasi said she may come back to the race a little quicker than usual. “We usually give her three to four weeks between starts”, he said. “But there are a couple of races that are intriguing including a 3-year-old stake in the middle of next month. We’ll see how she bounces back.”

Comments About The Pewter Stable – Well deserved credit

Published August 30, 1997 in the Thoroughbred Times Dear Sir: After subscribing to Thoroughbred Times for several years now and reading about the countless accomplishments of big-time trainers, such as D. Wayne Lukas, who are constantly given horses that are the cream of the crop, I would like to give well-deserved credit to my trainer, Kate DeMasi. After watching my horse, T.J.’s Tuff as Nails, run third place in a stakes at Pimlico, I could only reflect on what a remarkable accomplishment this horse and trainer have done. T.J.’s Tuff as Nails is a six year old turfmare who has been stakes-placed at two, three, four, five, and now, six. More remarkable is the fact that this is an East Coast turf mare who gets a four month break every winter, yet DeMasi always has her ready. In fact, T.J.’s Tuff as Nails has finished no worse than sixth in her career. I would like to see more credit given to the local trainers who keep this industry moving, despite not having the million-dollar wallets to back them up. Dennis J. Bishop Cinnaminson, New Jersey