Two-Minute Lick - Bryan P. Sullivan
Let's Go Stable is a racing partnership, founded in 2006 and co-owned by brothers-in-law Kevin Scatuorchio and Bryan Sullivan. The stable’s name comes from a favorite expression of Scatuorchio’s friend Rob Petitti, a National Football League player with the St. Louis Rams and an investor in the stable.
Sullivan worked as a trader for the Clinton Group until 2007 when he left to focus on working for Let’s Go Stable. This Sunday, Let’s Go Stable will be represented in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes at Monmouth Park by their top 3-year-old, Wood Memorial Stakes winner Verrazano.
Name: Bryan P. Sullivan
Birthplace: New York, N.Y.
My favorite childhood memory: Playing soccer
Most influential person in my career: Todd Pletcher
My out-of-the-box idea for Thoroughbred Racing: Changing the Triple Crown dates. The Kentucky Derby stays as the first Saturday in May and then move the Preakness to the first Saturday in June, and then The Belmont Stakes to the Fourth of July at Belmont. Better spacing will make for better fields and I believe more chances at a Triple Crown winner. We need to change with the times.
How I was introduced to Thoroughbred racing: My father-in-law, James Scatuorchio
Other sports/teams I follow: New York Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees
My Heroes: United States Armed Forces
What about myself would surprise those who know me: I’m a neat freak
My favorite athletes of all time: Emmitt Smith
Most treasured possession/memento: Signed Emmitt Smith jersey
A pet peeve: Not having an opinion
What book(s) I am reading or have recently read: "Whitey Bulger"
Favorite magazines: Golf Magazine
Favorite websites I visit daily/weekly: drf.com, BloodHorse.com, PaulickReport.com, Equibase.com (many times daily)
Gadget I cannot live without: iPhone
Hobbies away from Thoroughbred racing: Golf, exercising, and spending time with my family
Favorite movies: A Few Good Men
TV shows I watch: "Modern Family" and "Two and a Half Men"
Favorite food: Italian
Favorite vacation spot: Anguilla
What I drive: Audi Q7
If I could be a guest on any TV talk show it would be: Bill O’Reilly
If I could appear on any television show it would be: Weather Channel
If I could be a guest on any talk radio show it would be: Boomer and Carton WFAN
If I could be on stage with any musical group I would play what instrument: Guitar
Favorite Musician/Band: Toss up between Coldplay and Pearl Jam
Favorite Actor: Bradley Cooper
I’d like to have dinner with the following three people: Abraham Lincoln, Michael Jordan, and Santa
Best racetrack food can be found at: Saratoga
Accomplishment I am most proud of: Father of three beautiful girls
My philosophy on life: Anything that worth doing is worth overdoing.
Favorite quote or motto: It’s not tipping I believe in, it’s over tipping!
Things I collect: Winning saddle cloths of our graded stakes winners
Favorite charities: TAA (Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance)
Celebrity/prominent personality friends include: Todd and JJ Pletcher
Favorite authors: Mark Bowden
Favorite animal other than a horse: Our dog, Cody
What actor would play me in a movie: Matt Damon
Favorite non-Thoroughbred racing sports event I have attended: 1994 Conference finals Game 6 New York Rangers versus the New Jersey Devils. Mark Messier predicted victory and delivered with a hat trick.
Three words that define what Thoroughbred racing means to me: Highs, lows, excitement
What historical figure do you most identify with: George Washington
What living person do you most admire: Nelson Mandela
No. 1 Bucket List Item: Paris with my wife and kids