Penelope Miller is the 2020 Real Rider. Unanimously voted by our board for this year’s title, Penelope has raised just under $14,000 since 2018 when she first competed on Team Racing Analysts.  This year was a year like no other.Read More →

Sergio de Sousa is SO enthusiastic about The Real Rider Cup, he asked us if he could ride two horses this year!! Actually, Sergio filled in for his daughter, Isabela, who was unable to work the RRC into her veryRead More →

Dr. Carleigh Fedorka holds a PhD from the Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky. A Pennsylvania native, she moved to Kentucky after graduating from St. Lawrence University, and immersed herself in all aspects of the Thoroughbred industry,Read More →

Layne Frances Brogden was born in 2007 to her Thoroughbred loving parents, Carrie and Craig Brogden. Her Dad immigrated from Australia to the US in 1999, and with her Mom they built their Thoroughbred nursery, Machmer Hall, which makes upRead More →

Born and raised in the Bluegrass, Brooke has been riding and showing a multitude of breeds and disciplines since she was old enough to post the trot. Brooke currently works full time as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the public schoolRead More →

Joe Sharp has been in racing his whole life. Growing up, both his mother and father worked on the racetrack training and riding horses. Joe took out his jockey license at age 19 and rode for 1 1/2 years beforeRead More →

Rosie Napravnik grew up riding in pony club and competing mostly in Eventing. Introduced to racing first through a pony club event called a “Team Chase”, she quickly realized her need for speed. After years of Eventing and competitive ponyRead More →

Ashby Lawrence is the 9-year-old daughter of of Fair Hill based trainer James “Chuck” Lawrence and is extremely happy and proud to be a part of The Real Rider Cup! Thoroughbreds have been a part of her life since sheRead More →

“My name is Laura Moquett. I am 42 years old and an assistant trainer for my husband Ron Moquett at Churchill Downs/Keeneland in Kentucky for the summer months and at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas for the winter. I’veRead More →

“I grew up in Dublin, Ireland and attended the Racing Academy in Kildare in 1995. My wife and I moved to the US in 2002, and I rode my first race here at River Downs in 2003. I’ve been luckyRead More →

“I’m Brian Hernandez, Jr., a Thoroughbred jockey who resides in Simpsonville, Kentucky alongside my wife, Jamie and our three kids Joshlyn (6) Benjamin (4) and Anabelle (6months). I’m 34 years old and was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and started ridingRead More →

“I grew up in upstate New York… started riding at 5, did Pony Club, loved hunter pacing. Went to college at SUNY Morrisville, have a bachelors degree in Equine Science and Racing Management.  Moved to Lexington in 2000. Broke babiesRead More →

“My name is Kelly Conner, and I am a radiographer and amateur hunter/jumper rider. I began riding at age 2 by taking lessons with Mary Warner. I had the privilege to ride with some great coaches on many great poniesRead More →

“Hi folks! My name is Melissa Gartland. These days, I am an amateur equestrian at Sunfield, a data engineer for W.L. Gore & Associates (makers of Gore-Tex), and an analyst for Equicore.  I am also the resident IT Wizard andRead More →

“I am a lifelong horsewoman, fascinated with horses since I first knew what they were at about age 5. I have ridden and cared for horses all my life, and as a teenager OTTB’s were all that we rode. OverRead More →

Aisling, a Kentucky native, spent the better part of her childhood at Churchill Downs. Staying true to her thoroughbred roots, she worked for WinStar Farm for 2 years during college as a bloodstock intern and yearling prep. During that timeRead More →

Click to watch Will and Baggage! Baggage (NY) TB, CH, G, FOALED MAY 18, 2000 ( ABAGINONE – QUEEN’S SCALLEWAG, BY HAPPY HOOLIGAN ) Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings 4 0 0 0 $0Read More →

Click to watch Deonte and Sea Of Clouds At 6:20 a.m., on the morning of Aug. 4, Deonte Sewell entered the driver’s seat of a Buick Encore and drove the 30 minutes from his mother’s home in Elkton, Maryland, toRead More →

Tim was born in England in 1964 and competed in pony club activities as a teenager. He came to the US in 1988 after a brief stint as a steeplechase jockey. Gradually Tim built a racing stable at Fair HillRead More →

Phillip moved to the United States in 1991 to train in a more internationally competitive environment and to prepare for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, where he rode on Australia’s gold medal eventing team. In total, Phillip represented Australia inRead More →