Sunday, August 31, 2014

HRN: Thank You, Wise Dan

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. . .

Thank You, Wise Dan



"As much as I do not want to admit it, I have fallen behind on following horse racing in recent months despite the fact that the sport is my passion. For several years now, I have devoted endless amount of time keeping up with racing, but during one of the busiest, toughest, and most exciting years of my life, I have begun to lose touch with the sport. I have been distracted by finishing high school, starting college, preparing for and competing at horse shows, and friends. While all of these things are important, I no longer want situations and activities to prevent me from devoting time to horse racing.

I had recognized that I was unintentionally distancing myself from horse racing, but it was because of one horse that made me fully realize that I did not want that to continue any longer – the same horse for which I have held a strong admiration and love throughout his career. That horse is Wise Dan. . ."

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

HRN: Racing's Future: Paul Devine

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: Paul Devine



"“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 Paul Devine

23-year-old Ohio native Paul Devine, a recent graduate of the University of Dayton with a marketing degree and entrepreneurship minor, has been a racing fan since he was 13. Last summer, he worked at Brookdale Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, working in the office and with sales horses. He is currently just a passionate fan but hopes to get further involved soon. . ."

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

HRN: Racing's Future: Alivia Cotter

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: Alivia Cotter



"“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 Alivia Cotter


From Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 15-year-old Alivia Cotter has been a fan of horse racing for four years. She promotes horse racing through her Instagram account,@sprinkledinkles, and her YouTube channel, @babypenny9. . ."

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

HRN: Racing's Future: Ryan Martin

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: Ryan Martin



"“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 Ryan Martin

From Louisville, Kentucky, 21-year-old Ryan Martin believes he is the person most passionate about racing to be featured in “Racing’s Future” to date. Having been a racing fan for about as long as he can remember, his love and passion for the sport began when his dad would take him to Churchill Downs as a little boy. That love and passion that he developed at a young age has only continued to grow. Now an equine business major at the University of Louisville, Ryan is studying to someday work in the racing industry. Last summer, he interned with the Saratoga Special, a newspaper that is distributed during the summer meet at Saratoga. Through this, he was able to interact with many prominent horsemen, including Todd Pletcher, Shug McGaughey, John Velazquez, and Rosie Napravnik. He is currently a tour guide at the Kentucky Derby Museum, and at the beginning of the year was the public relations intern for the museum. . ."

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

HRN: Morning Track Stars: Allyson Walker

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. . .

Morning Track Stars: Allyson Walker



"As the rest of the world remains dark and still, exercise riders arise and head to work. Their morning is not spent in an office, doing paperwork or typing on a computer. Their morning is spent on the backs of Thoroughbreds - animals much bigger than themselves, creatures with minds of their own, large beings that could injure a rider in the blink of an eye. Regardless, these riders work together with these horses as a crucial part of the team that prepares the equine athletes for each race. They do not receive the same recognition that the riders of the afternoon - jockeys - do, nor do they garner the attention that the owners, trainers, or horses do. Despite this and the adversity they face, exercise riders lay it all on the line. For this, they deserve respect.

Please enjoy my first installment of a new series ("Morning Track Stars") featuring exercise riders, the first of which features Allyson Walker, Will Take Charge’s regular rider. . ."

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Monday, July 28, 2014

HRN: Racing's Future: Katie Hindt

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 Hindt



"“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 Hindt

Katie Hindt, a 15-year-old from Fair Hill, Maryland, has been riding since she was 18 months old and started pony racing five years ago in the Delaware Valley Point to Point Association. She currently races her large Arabian pony, Garrett (AKA Under the Influence), who is a winner at the Genesee Valley Hunt races in upstate New York. She currently works as an exercise rider for Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard as a working student and is in pursuit of her jockey’s license. . ."


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

HRN: Racing's Future: Sophia Ochoa

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: 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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