Blue Streak Racing
Horse racing is a complicated business, and it pays to have experience on your side. From trainers and veterinarians to bloodstock agents, the people involved are as important as the horses. Blue Streak Racing seeks out the best and brightest minds in the industry to work with, and that translates to success on the track.
Meet the Blue Streak Racing team
A native of Saratoga Springs, NY, Tim was immersed in horse racing (like it or not), working at the famed Spa oval from the age of 15, right through college age. From handing out uniforms and washing tablecloths for the clubhouse diners, to directing traffic and watching over champion horses as a security guard, Tim was always around the track, though it wasn’t until the last five years that these experiences manifested themselves into race horse ownership.
After having been part of numerous racing partnerships, Tim has taken what he believes to be the best part of each of those partnerships, while leaving out the not so good parts, when coming up with a blueprint for his own partnership. Though currently based in Boston, working in Federal law enforcement for the last 22 years, Saratoga is never far from mind and neither is being in the Spa’s winners circle.
Advisor, Oracle Bloodstock
Conor is a graduate of the prestigious Darley Flying Start Program, as well as having held significant positions with thoroughbred powerhouse Darley, and the Breeder’s Cup.
Conor, along with his partner in Oracle Bloodstock Jim Hatchett, a trainer with over 40 years’ experience, use their vast knowledge to mitigate risk and help select horses that have the best chance of succeeding on the track.
Raymond ‘Ray’ Handal is one of the best young trainers in the game, having surpassed the million-dollar mark in earnings in 2017, in only his fourth year. Ray learned the ropes under Hall-of-Famer Jonathan Sheppard, as well as top-notch trainers like Michael Matz, Kenny McPeek, and Tony Dutrow.
Ray is active in the claim game and is always looking for a horse that he can take to the next level. Along with Oracle Bloodstock, Ray works the yearling and 2-year old sales for us, searching for that next Saratoga winner
Although she hasn’t been on her own as a trainer all that long, Natalia Lynch has racked up plenty of experience in the game. Starting as an exercise rider with a dream of becoming a jockey, Natalia pivoted towards training after learning the ropes under the tutelage of Brittany Russell, Jeremiah Englehart, and another Blue Streak Racing trainer, Ray Handal. Natalia still gets on all her horses in the mornings, giving her a unique perspective on conditioning. A sharp-eyed claiming trainer, Natalia picked out our winning Holiday Partnership horse ‘Gentle Annie’. We’re looking forward to many more wins with Natalia.
After a long tenure as an assistant to Hall-of-Famer Jonathan Shepherd, trainer Keri Brion has become a multiple Grade-1 winner in her own right. She’s the trainer of Eclipse Award-winning steeplechaser The Mean Queen. As adept at training for the flats as she is over the steeplechase jumps, we’re thrilled to partner with her and run out of her base at Fair Hill Training Center in rural Maryland.
Memberships & Associations
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
TOBA (Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association)
The Jockey Club
Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (MTHA)
Virginia Thoroughbred Association
Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent
New York Thoroughbred Breeders