Each time I post a new article on my Horse Racing Nation blog, I post a notice on this blog. These 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: Madison Scott
"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.
21-year-old Madison Scott grew up in Austin, Texas, in a family far removed from horses and the racing industry. Ever since becoming hooked on the sport at age 10 thanks to Smarty Jones, Madison has pursued a career in the industry. Her knowledge of the industry grew as she followed the progeny of Smarty Jones through middle school and high school, sending fan mail and updates to Three Chimneys Farm. That farm put Madison in contact with Patricia Champan (Smarty Jones’ owner), allowed her the privilege of naming a Smarty Jones colt – Mad for Smarty – while she was visiting the farm in 2009, and later gifted the horse to her once his racing career concluded. She is currently a senior at the University of Kentucky, double majoring in Marketing and Equine Science and Management. During her time in college, she has had work/internship experience at Three Chimneys Farm, Shawhan Place, Northrop Equine, The Blood-Horse, and Fasig-Tipton. In spring 2015, she studied abroad in Co. Kildare, Ireland to gain international experience, working at a stud farm and going racing. In November 2015, she and her boyfriend formed a registered LLC syndicate to purchase a pinhook prospect and became the primary investors. . ."
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