John Parisella is an American horse trainer with 1,222 first-place finishes in 6,692 starts and $22,442,757 in career earnings.
Parisella was born in Brooklyn to an Italian Catholic family.
He is known for training the racehorses Fight Over and Simply Majestic. Parisella started his career as an assistant to Tommy Gullo, a legendary betting trainer. His mentor was horse trainer John P. Campo.
Parisella pioneered the use of foreign horses, mostly from Canada and turning them into stakes winners.
John also trained several stakes winners for owner Ted Sabarese in the 1980s.