Thursday, 30 November 2023 14:37

New Horse Racing Syndicate Honors Family Legacy

By Jonathon Norcross | Sports
Photos provided by Brendon DiSanto Photos provided by Brendon DiSanto

GREENWICH — When New York horse racing veteran Glenn DiSanto died in 2017, his son Brendon decided that his father’s legacy should live on.

The elder DiSanto was a horse trainer and breeder for more than thirty years, credited with being one of the first people to use the Oklahoma Training Track at the Saratoga Race Course during the offseason. In 1984, DiSanto purchased Summit View Farm in Greenwich. It was here that he raised his son Brendon, who still lives on the property.

“I currently have three retired horses, all of which my dad trained on the farm,” Brendon said. 

Brendon launched the horse syndicate Summit View Racing about a year ago. The venture started with a few friends but has since expanded to “people who are interested in getting into racing at a more affordable cost,” Brendon said. “Our goal is to keep it friendly, fun, and for everyone; keep the legacy of my dad alive essentially.”

Brendon is currently a project manager for Plug Power, but is eager to make a permanent jump into the horse business. “I see this being a full-time business within the next two to three years,” he said. “We want to make money, obviously, but we’re in it for fun.”

Glenn DiSanto won his final race at Belmont Park in 2015. His son hopes more victories will follow, but emphasized that the horses themselves are a top priority. “We want to win and we want to continue to grow,” Brendon said, “but the legacy that [my father] built was horses come first, then it’s the business side of it. I want to keep that point alive as we continue to do this.”

To learn more about Summit View Racing, visit summitviewracing.com.

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