thoroughbred industry

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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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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Global Views: Turf Racing, An American Dilemma

In Global Views, Godolphin Flying Start trainees provide insight into practices experienced and observations taken on their worldwide travels. First-year trainee Margaux Herinckx discusses the challenges of growing American turf racing. As many in the American Thoroughbred industry will be quick to tell you, the most coveted prize of all for owners, breeders and trainers alike remains the GI Kentucky Derby, run on a surface synonymous with the U.S. racing scene: dirt. Since its inception in 1875, winners of the Derby--think Seattle Slew, Secretariat, Unbridled and Sunday Silence to name...

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G1SW Magic Wand Retired After Foot Abscess Rules Out Australian Start

Magic Wand (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}-Prudenzia {Ire}, by Dansili {GB}), a winner of the 2019 G1 Mackinnon S., has been retired from racing and will join Coolmore Stud's broodmare band in Ireland next year, Coolmore Australia tweeted on Thursday morning. The 5-year-old was due to defend her title in the Mackinnon S., but was withdrawn with a foot abscess prior to the race. "Following a foot abscess as she was preparing for a second tilt at the Mackinnon S., Magic Wand has been retired and will join our broodmare band in...

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Diversity in Racing: Alicia Hughes

ALICIA HUGHES, Director of NTRA Communications  As a person of color in this sport, this is a topic that is extremely personal. This is my life. When you talk about what racing can do to be more diverse, in my mind, racing needs to start by acknowledging the issue of a lack of diversity in positions of power and influence. That is something that we have yet to do. I have pulled transcripts from symposiums and round tables, but there has been no discussion. The issue of the lack of...

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Making Their Mark: Brian McGuire

In this new series we sit down with a selection of Europeans making a significant impression in the Thoroughbred industry on foreign shores. Today we have Aquis Farm's Brian McGuire. Position: Racing & Bloodstock Manager for Aquis Farm. Original Hometown: Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Current Hometown: Sydney, Australia. Thing you miss most about Ireland (not including family and friends): The weather! I haven't been to The Harvest Festival at my local track, Listowel, in a long time. It's always a great week for not only the local community but for...

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Pete Pedersen Outstanding Steward Awards Nominations Deadline Extended

The deadline for the 2019 Pete Pedersen Awards has been extended to Sept. 15, it was announced by the Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP). The Pete Pedersen Award is presented annually to stewards who have made important contributions to the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing industries. The award is named in honor of the longtime outstanding steward and noted journalist Pete Pedersen. The recipients will be recognized Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the annual awards luncheon at the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program's Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming...

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