Monday, March 9, 2015

HRN: Ponies of the Track - Cisco: Amanda Ropar's Pride and Joy

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Ponies of the Track - Cisco: Amanda Ropar's Pride and Joy


"For nearly ten years, Amanda Ropar has ponied racehorses. Since the age of fourteen, Ropar has traveled to various tracks all over California, as well as tracks in states such as Arizona, Idaho, Iowa, and Oregon. She has been aboard an abundance of horses in her lifetime, but in 2008, Ropar encountered the horse of her dreams.


A bay roan Quarter Horse gelding of nearly 16 hands, Hancocks Outlook – or simply Cisco – came into Ropar’s life when the pony horse she had been using was injured. In desperate need of a horse, she reached out to her best friend, who owned the stocky gelding. Although reluctant to sell the already proven racetrack pony, Ropar’s friend did just that, leaving Cisco in the hands of Ropar. 
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

HRN: Racing's Future: Sarah Siciliano

Each time I post a new article on my Horse Racing Nation blog, I post a notice on this blogThese notices include an excerpt from the beginning of that article and a link to the piece. My latest Horse Racing Nation article is. . .

Racing's Future: Sarah Siciliano

“Racing’s Future” is a Q&A series in which I aspire to help everyone in the industry. In addition to shining a spotlight on youth who plan to have a career in horse racing, I hope that the opinions expressed in their responses will offer industry leaders insight into what a younger audience believes the sport should improve upon.

Meet Sarah Siciliano

From Dallas, Texas, 16-year-old Sarah Siciliano has ridden horses ridden horses and been around the track all her life, as her mother was a jockey and her father is a jockey valet. . ."

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

HRN: Racing's Future: Liam Benson

Each time I post a new article on my Horse Racing Nation blog, I post a notice on this blogThese notices include an excerpt from the beginning of that article and a link to the piece. My latest Horse Racing Nation article is. . .

Racing's Future: Liam Benson


“Racing’s Future” is a Q&A series in which I aspire to help everyone in the industry. In addition to shining a spotlight on youth who plan to have a career in horse racing, I hope that the opinions expressed in their responses will offer industry leaders insight into what a younger audience believes the sport should improve upon.

Meet Liam Benson

Born in New York City, 19-year-old Liam Benson grew up near Monmouth Park in New Jersey, where the grade one Haskell Invitational Stakes was always a big outing for his family and friends. He has been involved in the Thoroughbred industry for the past ten years since his family moved to a breeding and training farm in Morriston, Florida. Liam is currently an Equine Business and Accounting major at the University of Louisville with a minor in Entrepreneurship. He is also a licensed trainer. . ."


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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

HRN: Racing's Future: Alexa Ravit

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Racing's Future: Alexa Ravit

“Racing’s Future” is a Q&A series in which I aspire to help everyone in the industry. In addition to shining a spotlight on youth who plan to have a career in horse racing, I hope that the opinions expressed in their responses will offer industry leaders insight into what a younger audience believes the sport should improve upon.

Meet Alexa Ravit

Alexa Ravit, age 22, is from Long Island, New York and has been a passionate fan of horse racing since she was 10 years old. She is a recent graduate of Cornell University and is spending the 2015 breeding season in Kentucky as an intern at Claiborne Farm, while also blogging for America's Best Racing. Over the past two summers, Alexa has interned at Darley’s Gainsborough Farm in Kentucky and The Jockey Club in New York City. She has been published in The Blood-Horse and The Paulick Report, writing about topics ranging from her favorite horses to national medication reforms. Follow her on Twitter, @AlexaRavit. . ."


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Sunday, February 1, 2015

HRN: Racing's Future: Amanda Gillman

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Racing's Future: Amanda Gillman



"“Racing’s Future” is a Q&A series in which I aspire to help everyone in the industry. In addition to shining a spotlight on youth who plan to have a career in horse racing, I hope that the opinions expressed in their responses will offer industry leaders insight into what a younger audience believes the sport should improve upon.

Meet Amanda Gillman


Originally from Kentucky, 15-year-old Amanda Gillman of South Carolina is a lifelong racing fan who claims she was born with racing in her blood. She is currently a partner in Donegal Racing. . ."

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

HRN: Racing's Future: Adrianna Lynch

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Racing's Future: Adrianna Lynch



"“Racing’s Future” is a Q&A series in which I aspire to help everyone in the industry. In addition to shining a spotlight on youth who plan to have a career in horse racing, I hope that the opinions expressed in their responses will offer industry leaders insight into what a younger audience believes the sport should improve upon.

Meet Adrianna Lynch

15-year-old Adrianna Lynch of Pennsylvania has enjoyed going to the track with her family since she was very young but did not become seriously interested in racing until several years ago. She has a popular horse racing photography account on Instagram, @therailbird, and is also a blogger for a blog run by young fans of racing, titled The Next Generation of Horse Racing. ."

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

HRN: Racing's Future: Katie Clawson

Each time I post a new article on my Horse Racing Nation blog, I post a notice on this blogThese notices include an excerpt from the beginning of that article and a link to the piece. My latest Horse Racing Nation article is. . .

Racing's Future: Katie Clawson



"“Racing’s Future” is a Q&A series in which I aspire to help everyone in the industry. In addition to shining a spotlight on youth who plan to have a career in horse racing, I hope that the opinions expressed in their responses will offer industry leaders insight into what a younger audience believes the sport should improve upon.

Meet Katie Clawson

From Brazil, Indiana, 18-year-old Katie Clawson has been a horse racing fan for about six years. She is currently employed by trainer Tom Amoss at Delta Downs as an exercise rider and occasionally ponies races for friends. . ."

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