"Gary Young has the unique ability to spot good horses at 2 years old in training sales and also after they come to the track to embark on their career. Having watched him grow from the bottom up through racing, his foundation is rock solid and his eye for talent is as good as any in the game"
"I was at the 1993 Barretts 2 year old sale and as usual, Gary and Randy Winick were buying for the Broccolis. Gary walked up to me and said, "Gary, we bough some nice ones tonight, but I really love the Kris S. colt we got and would like for you to ride him. Eight months later, that Kris S. colt named Brocco, won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile for us. Enough said."
"Gary found Life at Ten for us. His record at auction speaks for itself. He commands respect in many aspects of the racing world."
President, Eclipse Throughbred Partners
"Gary hasn't survived as a professional in this game on good looks alone...the man has talent. It's not that he's just survived, he's thrived in this cut-throat industry. And, staying at the top of your game for as long as he has is no easy feat. Gary is, in my opinion, the sharpest man there is with a stopwatch in his hand and binoculars to his eyes. Since we launched Eclipse 5 years ago, Gary has been an instrumental part of our 2 year-old in-training sales scouting team. We've sourced Grade 1 performers each of the years we've been working the sales together and that's what separates the men from the boys: turning out Grade 1 horses, consistently, year in and year out. Gary takes his job seriously and he's as intense as they come when the money is on the line. But, to his credit, Gary doesn't take himself too seriously and our days in the stands scouting talent or on the sales grounds evaluating horses on the shank are filled with plenty of laughs. Gary is a team player and he enjoys what he does while always striving to identify the next "big horse." I've learned a lot from Gary over the years and he's the ultimate teammate and a devout friend. Horsemen and characters like Gary come around very seldom these days. Guys like Gary make the game better and it's awesome to have him on the Eclipse team."
Daily Racing Form
"I've known Gary for 30 years, and from then until now I've found him a trusted, reliable, brutally honest observer of horses. He's had many highlights during his career -- Breeders' Cup wins, multiple Grade 1 wins -- but his best call was tabbing American Pharoah as having the potential to win the Triple Crown months before it happened. He is not one to overestimate a horse, so when he made that prediction it resonated. And it proved spot-on. It was like Babe Ruth calling his shot before hitting a home run in the 1932 World Series."What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention."