Thursday, July 17, 2014

HRN: Racing's Future: Sophia Ochoa

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Racing's Future: Sophia Ochoa


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“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 Sophia Ochoa

From Washington, 16-year-old Sophia Ochoa has been a fan of racing for about four years. She runs several racehorse fan pages, including Palace Malice's fan page on Facebook. . ."

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

HRN: Racing's Future: Shyain Christopher

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Racing's Future: Shyain Christopher


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“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 Shyain Christopher

While growing up in Fresno, California, 16-year-old Shyain Christpher has always loved horse racing. Her love for horse racing began when she was 10, when she watched Big Brown win the Kentucky Derby. Her love for the sport intensified when she moved to a home near Golden Gate Fields. She has previously held an internship with Aggie Ordonez, daughter of jockey Pete Anderson, and is pursuing more internships in the industry with hopes of someday becoming a racehorse trainer. . ."

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Monday, July 14, 2014

HRN: Lone Star Park's 2014 Spring Meet in Photos

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Lone Star Park's 2014 Spring Meet in Photos

"2014 is only halfway over and it has already been one of the craziest years of my life. Between preparing for and competing at horse shows on a larger scale than I ever have before in my life and completing my senior year of high school, life has been hectic. All of these things have been very exciting, but unfortunately, as a result, my time to enjoy and write about racing has greatly diminished.

In years past, I have enjoyed numerous spring and summer days at Lone Star Park. However, this year – due to my busy schedule and Lone Star’s new format of primarily night racing – I made far fewer visits to my home track than I would have liked. Yet, each and every time I was there, I was in my happy place. And this year, I was sure to make memories that last forever – in the form of photographs.

Unfortunately, I was only able to be in attendance for one of Lone Star’s stakes races during this year’s Thoroughbred meet: the Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III). However, I enjoyed all of the racing I was in attendance for, as well as the morning works I made it out to see and my visit with 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird. Lone Star is not a major headliner and has fallen upon hard times, but it is my happy place.

Please enjoy 25 of my favorite photographs I took at Lone Star this year. . ."

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

HRN: Racing's Future: Kami Robinson

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Racing's Future: Kami Robinson


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“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 Kami Robinson

From Oklahoma, 18-year-old Kami Robinson has been a fan of horse racing for as long as she can remember, as her grandfather was a trainer. She is currently a pony girl and has a few racehorses of her own in training with Boyd Finnell. . ."

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

HRN: Racing's Future: Casey Laughter

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Racing's Future: Casey Laughter


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“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 Casey Laughter

20-year-old Ohio native Casey Laughter, who has been a racing fan since 2003, is currently a journalism major at her local community college. She frequently submits articles to Horse Racing Nation through the Be a Turf Writer feature. . ."

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

HRN: Racing's Future: Adam Dobric

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: Adam Dobric


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“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 Adam Dobric

Adam Dobric became a fan of horse racing when he was 12 years old. Now, at age 21, his love for the sport has led to his career as a racehorse trainer. . ."

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Friday, June 6, 2014

HRN: California Chrome: An Ambassador for California Chrome

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California Chrome: An Ambassador for California

"Only four California-breds have won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Only five California-breds have won the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Only two California-breds have won the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). No California-bred has ever won the Triple Crown.

But on Saturday, California Chrome looks to not only put this drought to an end, but the drought so many racing fans have yearned to see end: the 36 years that have passed without a Triple Crown winner. Despite twelve attempts since, a horse has not swept the prestigious series since Affirmed accomplished the coveted feat in 1978. As made evident by the many decades that have passed since a horse has won the Triple Crown, it is an achievement that only a truly great equine athlete can complete. The hopes of America will travel with California Chrome to the Belmont Stakes, but the support of one state in particular will be abounding as the blaze-faced chestnut faces the biggest test of his life in New York. . ."

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