Black Cloud Stable LLC began modestly in 2011, under the leadership of Mark Esposito, with a couple of pinhooking attempts with marginal results. Then in 2013 the stable purchased it’s first track ready horse in Massone’s Anchor. This began a period of steady growth fueled by strategic claims and private purchases.
Black Cloud has seen it’s total purse earnings rise from just over $6,000 that first year to over $390,000 in 2018.
The ownership team has forged an effective partnership with 36 year veteran trainer Anthony Pecoraro, who in his career has guided thoroughbred racehorses to over $19 million in earnings. Over the past three years (2017-2019) Mr. Pecoraro boasts a 24% win percentage and 56% top three finishes on an average of 146 starts per year.