J. Paul Reddam, whose famous purple and white silks can be seen on racetracks in North America and Europe, is a native of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and was introduced to horse racing by his friend and Standardbred groom Carlo Fisco who worked at Windsor Raceway
. While teaching philosophy at California State University in Los Angeles in the 1980's, he put together harness racing syndicates, then made the switch to Throroughbreds when he claimed Ocean Warrior in 1988. Reddam goes by his middle name to distinguish himself from his father John Paul. Professionally he has been involved in the mortgage and lending business, beginning in 1995 with the founding of Ditech.com, the first mortgage loan company to advertise on television and billboards. The company was sold to General Motors in 1999 and was absorbed by GMAC (now called Ally Financial
). He then started CashCall
, a finance company based in Anaheim, California. Jockeys riding Reddam's horses, including Mario Gutierrez, wear the CashCall logo on their pants, and in addition CashCall is the name sponsor of the Futurity at Hollywood Park
Reddam has not had many runners in Triple Crown competition. He entered Great Hunter and Liquidity in the 2007 Derby (finished 13th and 14th). He has had much more success in the Breeders' Cup World Championships with Wilko (2004 Juvenile) and Red Rocks (2006 Turf). He keeps a stable of 40 horses in training. Most are with Doug O'Neill in Southern California, and a smaller number with Ben Cecil. He also has horses on the East Coast with Mark Hennig, and in England with Brian Meehan and Jeremy Noseda. In 2003 he bought 25% of Ten Most Wanted, winner of the Travers Stakes and Super Derby, and retained that interest when he went to stud at Gainesway Farm. He also owned multiple stakes winners Elloluv, Swept Overboard, PT's Grey Eagle, Momentum, Dancing Edie, Cash Included, Sharp Lisa, and Zillah the Hun.
On to trainer Doug O'Neill and jockey Mario Gutierrez, or back to I'll Have Another.