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Suffolk Downs racing analyst and handicapper Jessica Paquette and her OTTB What a Trippi have fought hard to get to where they are today.

Blood, sweat and tears shaped their destiny

In the six years since Jessica Paquette threw in her lot with a horse so cranky he once had to be cordoned off with orange cones, the pair has literally faced blood, sweat and tears on a journey filled with many challenges. After she purchased New England champion What a Trippi in 2010 knowing full well the adorable bay gelding had a bad-boy disposition and a “bag of tricks,” the pair toughed out a rough ride before finding their happy place. “Last year we had the perfect storm of unfortunate incidents,” says Paquette, race analyst and handicapper for Suffolk Downs. […]