Diamond Racing Stable was established July 1, 2022 by Charlie Longo. His focus will be on developing horses for the NY Sire Stakes programs as well as importing racehorses from the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Charlie was the co-founder of Winners Circle Racing, the first fractional ownership group that he formed back in 2015.
To introduce a new generation of fans and investors to the amazing sport of harness racing.
Diamond Racing Stable recognizes the primary obstacles confronting potential owners is the cost and risk factor associated with horse ownership. Our solution is simple: offer prospective investors a "fraction" or small percentage of a racehorse that is within their budget enabling them to savor the total harness racing experience with piece of mind. Fractional ownership is an ideal way to own multiple horses at once, minimize your cash outlay and maximize your enjoyment.
Why invest with Diamond Racing Stable?
Because it's affordable and profitable! Horse racing was historically known as "The Sport of Kings." That is no longer the case as our stable gets you in the game for as little as 2.5% of the purchase price. Whether you own a minimal or a majority interest, you are treated like royalty and reap all the privileges of horse ownership. We encourage investors to visit your horse at the barn, meet our trainers and enjoy the behind-the-scenes happenings in the paddock...and - with a little racing luck - pose for that memorable photo in the winner's circle. We also host special events for owners throughout the year such our Hambletonian picnic at The Meadowlands and barn visits. It is at these events that owners can bond, exchange stories and share their passion for harness racing.
There's an old adage that says, "The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man." Perhaps this is the reason why owning a standardbred is such a rewarding investment. Become a member of the Diamond Racing Stable family today and start creating lasting memories. Come partner with us and experience 100% of the thrills for a fraction of the cost!
Meet The Diamond Racing Stable Team
Managing Partner, Owner, Amateur Driver.
Charlie's exposure to harness racing dates back to 1974. A lifelong fan and handicapper who aspired to become a driver, he attended the USTA driving school in 2012 and co-founded his first fractional ownership group Winners Circle Racing in 2015. His lifelong dream of driving in a race was realized on 6/29/16 at Monticello Raceway. Charlie has partnered with investors on over 70 horses with both fractional ownership stables. Charlie now competes on the amateur racing circuit and also serves on the Board of Director's for the Standardbred Owner's Association of New York.
Meet The Diamond Racing Stable Trainers
Trainer & Owner Gilman Stable
Kim is a 2nd generation horsewoman based at Vernon Downs Racetrack. She learned her trade from her dad, the well-respected trainer/driver Ed Gilman that campaigned on the New England circuit. Kim's focus is on developing horses for the NY Sire Stakes program.
Trainer, Driver & Owner
Harmon Racing Stable
Rob began his training career in Michigan in 1984 and together with his wife trainer Patti Harmon have amassed 4,085 training victories in 23,057 starts with over $30 million in purse money. Rob continues to drive on the amateur circuit. He has 674 wins to his credit. The Harmon's are based at Big Z Equine in Montague, New Jersey