Amplify Horse Racing

Amplify Accepting Applications For 2024 Mentorship Program

Amplify Horse Racing is accepting applications now through Jan. 31 for the spring 2024 intake of its mentorship program. The program provides an introductory step for youth and young adults who want to learn more about the Thoroughbred industry by matching them with experienced industry professionals who can offer career guidance. The spring session will run from March 1 through May 31. The program is also accepting potential mentors who have over 6 years of work experience in the Thoroughbred or broader equine industry, and can meet the program's minimum...

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KEEP Awards Seattle Slew Grants to Support Equine Education in Kentucky

The Kentucky Equine Education Project Foundation has awarded $30,000 to Kentucky equine non-profit organizations though its Seattle Slew Grant Program. With this latest grant round, the KEEP Foundation has provided more than $42,000 in grants to equine organizations across the state in 2023. The KEEP Foundation's Seattle Slew grants are available to Kentucky non-profits providing equine-related educational programs, events and initiatives. The Seattle Slew Grant Program is part of the Foundation's efforts to support education and promote the importance of the equine industry to Kentucky's economy and culture. Recipients of...

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TERF Awards $2,500 To Amplify Horse Racing

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) has awarded $2,500 to Amplify Horse Racing to be used for educational, mentorship and career opportunities, the organization said in a release Wednesday. Amplify Horse Racing's mission is to expand careers and education in the Thoroughbred industry by supporting and enhancing existing educational and engagement initiatives, while creating and developing new opportunities. They seek to open doors for anyone to be involved by welcoming all backgrounds, organizations, initiatives, riding disciplines and age groups. "Thanks to grant support from TERF, Amplify Horse Racing has...

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TERF Awards $44k in Grants

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation has awarded $44,000 in grants to seven organizations, with $2,500 to Amplify Horse Racing, $10,000 awarded to Belmont Child Care Association, Inc., $10,000 to Maryland Horse Foundation, $5,000 to MidAtlantic Horse Rescue, $7,500 to Retired Racehorse Project, $5,000 to Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, and $4,000 to Wilson College. The missions and programs of the organizations selected to receive this year's grant awards reflect the values set forth by founders Herb and Ellen Moelis. TERF's current Board includes co-chairs Kathleen Anderson DVM, and James Orsini DVM,...

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Keeneland Hosts Fifth Graders

Keeneland will welcome 1,800 fifth graders from public and private schools in Fayette County through Friday to participate in a two-hour interactive tour designed to expand their knowledge of Keeneland and the Thoroughbred industry in Kentucky. The program, which has been suspended since 2019, is returning to the Lexington track for the 10th time this week. "We are so excited to resume the Fifth Grade Field Trips because we've missed the energy and enthusiasm of the students and the opportunity to share the Thoroughbred industry with them," Keeneland President and...

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Amplify Horse Racing to Offer Saratoga Experiences

Amplify Horse Racing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that highlights Thoroughbred industry education, mentorship, and career opportunities within the horse industry for youth and young adults, on Monday announced four educational experiences set to be held during the upcoming Saratoga Race Course meeting--Thursday, July 27; Thursday, Aug. 10; Thursday, Aug. 17; and Thursday, Aug. 31. The all-day experiences run from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and includes visiting a trainer's barn, speaking with a veterinarian, a discussion about aftercare, and racetrack maintenance during morning training hours. Afternoon events include a day...

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Amplify Mentorship Applications Open

Applications for the 2023 fall intake of the Amplify Horse Racing  Mentorship Program is currently open and will conclude June 30. The program seeks to provide a first step for youth and young adults who want to learn more about the Thoroughbred industry by matching them with experienced industry professionals who can offer career guidance. The fall session will run from August through October. The suggested age range for mentee candidates is 15-25, with no restrictions based on academic achievement. All applicants must be residents of the United States, U.S....

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Amplify Horse Racing Launches Therapy Partnership with BetterHelp

Amplify Horse Racing will partner with leading online therapy platform BetterHelp to offer members of the equine industry one month of free therapy. This new benefit precedes an upcoming virtual event by Amplify Wednesday, May 24 that will include a discussion about mental health for future and current Thoroughbred industry employees. It can be attended via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube from 12-1:00 p.m. and pre-registration is not required. The partnership Amplify has arranged with BetterHelp will give users a free month of therapy (up to four (4) live sessions with...

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TERF Awards $5,000 To Amplify Horse Racing

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) will award $5,000 to Amplify Horse Racing to be used for educational, mentorship, and career opportunities. Amplify Horse Racing's mission is to spotlight careers and education in the thoroughbred industry by supporting and enhancing existing educational and engagement initiatives. In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education through inclusion and engagement, TERF continues to offer financial assistance to programs in 2023.

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Applications Open For Amplify Mentorship Program

Applications for the spring 2023 intake of the Amplify Horse Racing Mentorship Program are now open through Friday, Feb. 3. The program connects youth and young adults interested in the Thoroughbred industry with experienced industry professionals who can offer career guidance. Mentee candidates should demonstrate a desire to learn and an interest in working in the equine industry. The suggested age range is 15-25, with no restrictions based on academic achievement. Since its launch in 2021, the Amplify Horse Racing Mentorship Program has produced nearly 30 graduates, and propelled its...

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Montplaisir Appointed Executive Director of Amplify Horse Racing

Amplify Horse Racing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to education, mentorship and career opportunities in the Thoroughbred industry for youth and young adults, has announced the appointment of Annise Montplaisir as executive director. Guided by a goal to develop a platform for youth in horse racing, Montplaisir co-founded Amplify with Madison Scott in 2019, and has served as the organization's president since its incorporation in 2020. Scott remains on the board of directors alongside Price Bell, Jordyn Egan, Hallie Hardy, Laurel Humbert-Stock, Katie LaMonica, and Cate Masterson. Originally from Fargo, North...

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TERF Awards Educational Grants

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation has awarded $65,000 in grants to nine organizations. In 2022, to fund scholarships and education, $10,000 was awarded to the Belmont Child Care Association, Inc., $5,000 to Amplify Horse Racing, $12,000 to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, $10,000 to the Maryland Horse Foundation, $4,000 to the MidAtlantic Horse Rescue, $5,000 to the Retired Race Horse Project, $4,000 to the TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program, $10,000 to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, and $5,000 to Wilson College. TERF primarily aims to support students in pursuit...

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