Jessica Paquette

TDN en Espanol: La Pionera Jessica Paquette Debutara Como Locutora de Parx

Jessica Paquette nunca imaginó que se convertiría en la narradora a tiempo completo en un hipódromo importante y tampoco nadie más lo hizo. El trabajo, desde que existe este deporte, ha sido una profesión que excluía en gran medida a las mujeres. Pero cuando se estén llegando al punto de salida de Parx Racing para la primera carrera del martes, Paquette estará en lo alto de la tribuna, nerviosa pero emocionada, y lista para hacer historia. "Lo mejor que todos podemos esperar en este deporte es dejar el juego un...

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Trailblazer Jessica Paquette Set to Debut as Parx Announcer

Jessica Paquette never imagined that she would become the full-time announcer at a major racetrack. Neither did anyone else. The job, for as long as the sport has been around, has been a profession that largely excluded women. But when the field loads into the gate at Parx Racing for Tuesday's first race, Paquette will be high atop the grandstand, nervous but excited, and ready to make history. "The best thing we can all hope for in this sport is to leave the game a little bit better than it...

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Jessica Paquette Named New Parx Track Announcer

Jessica Paquette, a New England native with nearly 20 years of experience in horse racing, will be the new voice of Parx Racing starting in December. In accepting the position, Paquette becomes the only full-time, year-round female track announcer in the United States. "I am grateful for the women in the racing industry who have paved the way for my generation to work in so many different areas," said Paquette. "My hope is that I can similarly help inspire young women who may want to be part of our sport."...

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Real Rider Cup Triples Previous Fundraising Record

Following a record-setting turnout in Lexington this past July, the 63 entered riders that have taken part in the Real Rider Cup have raised better than $160,000 this year, a number that rises to $173,000 when corporate sponsors are factored in. That amount more than triple any previous annual total for the event and brings the total raised since the inception of the Real Rider Cup to $410,000 raised for Thoroughbred aftercare. "It's been an honor to have been a beneficiary of the Real Rider Cup since the beginning," said...

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Paquette to be On-Air Handicapper at Colonial

Jessica Paquette, long-time handicapper at Suffolk Downs and most recently Sam Houston, will make her debut at Colonial Downs this summer. She replaces Merv Huber, who is unable to travel to Colonial Downs this season, but will stay on as morning line odds maker and provide guest analysis. "I've heard the Secretariat Turf Course is the best grass surface in the country, and it's my favorite kind of racing," Paquette said. "Being able to talk about beautiful pedigrees on a great grass course just lights my soul on fire. Turf...

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Pie Eating Contest to Benefit Backstretch Workers

The Battle for the Backside: Pies Against COVID-19 Sponsored by Runhappy will be raising funds for The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation ( through donations surrounding a charity pie-eating contest Apr. 25 at 1:30 p.m. ET. All donations will benefit Thoroughbred racing's backstretch community in an effort to alleviate financial burdens incurred during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The contest, sponsored by Runhappy, Pyrois Media, and Julie Witt, will offer racing fans the chance to support any of the 10 entrants, each of whom will attempt to be the fastest pie...

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