James “J.J.” Crupi is the founder, owner and driving force behind Crupi’s New Castle Farm. Located in Fellowship, Florida just a mile off of Highway 27, the 150-acre state of the art facility was founded in 1995 on the site of the former Happy Valley Farm.
J.J. has been a thoroughbred trainer for more than 30 years. An iconic, dominant presence in New Jersey racing, Crupi earned the leading trainer title four times at Monmouth Park and once at The Meadowlands.
He’s been a prominent seller of 2-year-olds in training over the past several years. WPT purchased grade one winners Awesome Gem and Macho Again from New Castle Farm. Graduates of his training program include grade one winners Uncle Mo, Stay Thirsty, and Little Mike, as well as WPT’s multiple graded stakes winner Ring Weekend.