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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Thursday, January 22, 2015

HRN: Racing's Future: Michaela Heair

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: Michaela Heair



"“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 Michaela Heair

18-year-old Huntsville, Alabama resident Michaela Heair has been a fan of racing since she was eight years old. She spends her days handicapping, watching the races, and learning new things from her mentors. Michaela and her family plan to move to Lexington, Kentucky this spring so that she can further pursue a lifelong career in the industry. . ."

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

HRN: Ponies of the Track - Buddy: The Spotted Pony

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. . .

Ponies of the Track - Buddy: The Spotted Pony


"Please enjoy the newest installment of my blog series featuring pony horses, Ponies of the Track: 


Buddy is a misfit. He is blind in his left eye. He is a cryptorchid, or what the Thoroughbred industry calls a ridgling. He is a wildly spotted Appaloosa. He is not always easy to get along with. But Danielle Rosier wouldn’t trade him for the world.

Registered with the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) as Hunt N for Te, Buddy joined Rosier after his previous owners gave up on him. He had been used as a roping horse, but developed a habit of flipping over when backed into a roping box. It was time for him to find a new job.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

HRN: My Eclipse Award Selections

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. . .

My Eclipse Award Selections



"The Eclipse Awards are notorious for igniting heated debates among the racing industry as it is discussed which horses are worthy of receiving awards. Press members and racing fans argue among each other ardently about these awards, but rightfully so, as each recipient of an Eclipse Award will forever have a guaranteed place in the history books. 

Below are the horses I would choose for each Eclipse Award. . ."

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

HRN: Racing's Future: Kristina Taylor

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: Kristina Taylor



"“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 Kristina Taylor


17-year-old Kristina Taylor was born in Chuvash, Russia but now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been a fan of horse racing since she was about 11 years old and tries to visit as many tracks she can, taking photos of the horses and the sport. Be sure to like and follow her social media accounts for her racing photography, Random Photographyy on Facebook and @random_photographyy_ on Instagram. . ."

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Monday, December 1, 2014

HRN: Racing's Future: Megan 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: Megan 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 Megan Devine


22-year-old horse racing fan and competitive equestrian Megan Devine grew up on Long Island, just fifteen minutes away from Belmont Park. She has been a fan of horse sports for as long as she can remember. For college, she moved to Kentucky to attend the University of Louisville, for their accredited Equine Business Program. During the Keeneland meets, she works for TVG as a Production Assistant and guest reporter. She currently works for NBC and NBC Sports for their horse racing coverage including the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup. She also works for US Chia, a company that sells American grown chia seeds for horses. She has also been helping to promote the millinery from Fashion at the Races. Be sure to follow Megan on Twitter (@missmegandevine) and Instagram (@missmegandevine). Also, check out her website, www.missmegandevine.com. . ."

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

HRN: Morning Track Stars: Damien Rock

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: Damien Rock



"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 second installment of a new series featuring exercise riders ("Morning Track Stars"), featuring Damien Rock, Wise Dan's regular rider. . ."

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