Saturday, April 23, 2016

HRN: Racing's Future: Julie Witt

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: Julie Witt

""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. 

Originally from Freehold, New Jersey, 18-year-old Julie Witt has been hooked on horses for as long as she can remember but her love of racing started about twelve years ago. She is currently spending most of her time in Lexington, Kentucky – where she attends the University of Kentucky. She plans to graduate in May 2019 with degrees in Equine Science/Management and Animal Science with a Pre-Vet concentration and her Honors certificate. She has interned during Monmouth Park’s race meets for the past three summers with North Atlantic Equine Associates, a veterinary practice, and plans to continue that when she returns home this summer. In addition, Julie started prepping broodmares for James B. Keogh of Grovendale LLC. in October of 2015, and continued doing so until the end of the sales in Kentucky. She worked several days at the 2016 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages sale and will continue working with Keogh for this upcoming sales season. She is planning to prep yearlings in the morning, broodmares in the evening and work as many sales days as her class schedule allows. At the beginning of April, she began working weekends for Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud as a mare and foal groom, and is hoping to continue that as well when she returns to Kentucky for school in the fall. She is also a volunteer for Old Friends, and while she mostly works with the farm staff to take care of the horses, she has been shadowing to become a tour guide as well in the future. . ."

Click here to read the rest of my newest Horse Racing Nation article.

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