“I started taking riding lessons at the age of 7 as an alternative to the ballet lessons my sister and I hated.  Our parents agreed to our plan with the understanding that we would never own a horse.  Ha!  WeRead More →

Carl “Jay” Meister III was born in 1961 to a riding family who’s mother was National Show Hunter Champion Betty Jayne Baldwin and who’s father was show jumping/steeplechaser Bunny Meister – to try and not be a rider of someRead More →

After years in the corporate world, Jill followed her passion into the Thoroughbred racing industry, purchasing her first broodmare in 2009.  A colt she bred and sold had a successful racing career, but when he dropped down the claiming ranks,Read More →

Mell Boucher is seventeen years old and has grown up around horses her entire life. Her parents, Lilith and Richard Boucher, train both flat and steeplechase horses and have contributed to her love for the sport. Growing up she didRead More →

Remy has been riding her entire life. When your genes are coded with Woods Winants as a father and Lilith and Richard Boucher as your mother and stepfather, nature wins out. Beginning with pony racing, Remy was the winner ofRead More →

Lindy Gutman lives in Westminster, MD with her husband, Adam, two hounds and a mini pig. They have two Off the Track Thoroughbreds, Fullback and Talk Show Man. She describes herself an “amateur’s amateur” and has ridden, in some capacity,Read More →

Sergio DeSousa participated on the winning team last year – Farm/Racing Managers – Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sergio came to the USA in 1987. He worked at Margaux Stud for 18 months then traveled to France, Ireland, England, ItalyRead More →

Sean Clancy is a writer, editor, publisher and owner of ST Publishing, Inc., parent company of the thisishorseracing.com Internet site. It seems as though that would be enough for one man (!!!), but he also runs Sean Clancy Bloodstock andRead More →

Penelope Miller grew up as a horse-crazy kid on her parents’ farm in Ocala, Florida, and not much has changed since then. She is now the Senior Manager of Digital Media at America’s Best Racing, and spends her weekends traveling toRead More →

Jessica Paquette is a lifelong equestrian who found her real home at the racetrack. After her first job on the track as a hot walker at Rockingham Park, she worked on the mutuel line and interned in the publicity office.Read More →