About Cory

Cory Moran

Coming from a family that is devoted to racing, Cory Moran has been in racing his whole life and racing is literally running in his blood. His father John (JJ) Moran, was a successful trainer in Ohio and his brother, Mike Moran, has won eleven riding titles as a top jockey in the Mid-West

If it has to do with horses,Cory knows about it. From assisting his father’s stable and breaking yearlings to galloping horses for many top trainers (including Secretariat’s trainer, Lucien Lauren), Cory has paved his own way to success through hard work, commitment, and unabated devotion.

Moving on to another career as a horse seller and buyer in the mid-1980’s, Cory’s diverse clientele included a majority of New York trainers. In the early to mid-1990’s some of Cory’s sales were winners of graded stakes, including the Sanford stakes at Saratoga for trainer Patrick Byrne, and for trainer Steve Klesaris who won 7 races after the purchase of “Yourmissinthepoint” including a couple of graded stakes. Cory sold him to Klesaris’s owner Mark Parezo for a very modest price which made him over a half a million dollars. Cory also sold a filly named “Ponche de Leona” who won her first start after purchase in the Anoakia stakes at Santa Anita for owner Charlie Cono. She later foaled Triple Crown hopeful “Mucho Macho Man” who was a multiple G1 stakes winner who won the (G1) Breeders Cup Classic and also ran third in the 2011 Kentucky Derby.
    Among other top runners Cory has sold are:
  • “Buzzards Bay”- winner of the (G1) Santa Anita Derby & Golden Gate Derby
  • “Vineyard Haven”- became the top two year old in the US in 2008 with victories in the (G1) Hopeful at Saratoga and the (G1) Champagne at Belmont: Cory sold him to the former New York Yankee’s manager Joe Torre with restaurateur Louie Lazzinnaro soon after his Calder debut win for a modest price considering he was later sold to Godolphin for a reported 12 million dollars after his Champagne win. Vineyard Haven trainer was Bobby Frankel;
  • “Brook’s Halo”-winner of the (G2) Hollywood Oaks(for owner Michael House)
  • “Sweet Win”-winner of the (G2) San Clemente@Santa Anita in her first start after purchase.
The number of winning horses Cory has bought for his clients is endless and the prizes they’ve won amass to millions of dollars for their owners. Besides his success to select horses and mediate between current and new owners, Cory is also very successful as a jockey agent, helping many young riders win prestige titles in the MidWest and on the East Coast. Currently, he is responsible for winning jockey titles with eight different jockeys. Cory has won 18 leading riding titles with his jockeys between nine different tracks.
    Here are some of his notable achievements as a jockey agent:
  • Won Eclipse Award as Nation’s Best Apprentice Jockey (Shaun Bridgmohan)in 1998;
  • Won Tropical @Calder meet (shattering the record in wins previously held by Cornelio
  • Velasquez) in 2006 with apprentice jockey Jermaine Bridgmohan;
  • Won Calder Race Course meet 2008 (Paco Lopez wins riding title)
  • Won Eclipse Award as Nation’s Best Apprentice Jockey (Paco Lopez) in 2008;
  • Won Meadowlands riding title with Paco Lopez (53 winners and 1.3 million - 2009)
  • Won Gulfstream Park riding title 2010(Paco Lopez wins with 74 wins and over 1.8 million);
  • Won Monmouth Park’s (Elite Summer) 2010 meet (Paco Lopez 69 winners and over 3.5 million);
  • Won Monmouth Park’s (Fall Meet) 2010 meet (Paco Lopez wins with 44 winners);
  • Won Gulfstream Park 2011 (Paco Lopez wins for the second consecutive year-despite absent a month due to injury-with 84 winners-18 more wins than Johnny Velazquez); Paco was the best percentage rider of the meet with earning of more than 2.1 million;
  • Won Monmouth Park 2013 (Paco Lopez won the 61 day meet with 99 winners with including 14 stake winners)
  • Won Meadowlands 2013 meet (Paco Lopez)
  • Won Monmouth Park 2014 meet (Paco Lopez dominates the meet with 120 wins, more than double the 58 of runner-up Gabriel Saez;
  • Paco Lopez wins a record 7 races on May 17 and came back to have another 7 win day on June 6th @Monmouth Park 2014;
  • Paco Lopez wins four stakes @Saratoga; G1 Woodward (Itsmyluckyday), G2
  • Prioress (Stonetastic), G2 Honorable Miss (R Free Roll), Taleofthecat (Bern Identity);
  • Cory teams up with jockey Joe Bravo in 2015: since then they have won numerous races together and have earned millions of dollars in prizes as a team;
  • Won Monmouth Park 2015 (Paco Lopez wins his fourth consecutive Monmouth Park title; leader in stake wins and earnings);
  • Won Monmouth Park 2016 (Paco Lopez wins his fifth consecutive Monmouth Park riding title);

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