Glenn Raia

Glenn Raia (O-T-D)
Saratoga Springs, NY
Birthplace: Hartford, CT
Birthdate: 8/22/57

Glenn began in harness racing with his dad. His first job at Saratoga was with Louis Fanelli. He then went to Percy Davis in the 1980s. Glenn’s favorite horse was April Pride who made $160,000 for the year in 1987. Majestic Willie was another great horse, setting track record here in 1985 pacing in 1:56.4. Glenn was a leading trainer for the winter meet back in the 90’s and earned the Johnny Page Award (up-and-coming driver) in 1991.

According to Glenn, his only hobby was racing horses. His first win was a fair race with Ned Dean in 1979. His first pari-mutuel win was with J J Mac at Saratoga in February of 1980. He trained Queen Of The Stars who was voted 2-year-old Pacer and top NYSS Performer for 2007.

Glenn feels that Saratoga is a great place to race. "You have your ups and downs, but if you stay with it, good things will come; you have to work hard at it." 

Training Record:

 Year Starts  1st  2nd  3rd  UTR  Purses 
 2014 76  0 .064  $14,954 
 2013 87  .106  $26,453 
 2012 108  17  13  .183  $52,859 
 2011  99 12  .171  $44,027 

Glenn Raia
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