Danielle Hodsdon grew up in New Hampshire competing in 3-day events before she fell into the world of steeplechase while attending school for Sports Medicine at Shenandoah University. Danni sat on her first racehorse in 1999 for Jimmy Day andRead More →

Ashley Castrenze’s experience with horses runs deep in the family, as she is the daughter of Thoroughbred racing trainer Charles Castrenze, and her mother Jackie Acksel was a longtime jockey. Born in Baltimore and raised in Tampa, she became familiarRead More →

Forest Boyce has been a Maryland based jockey since 2009, licensed in the U.S. and other international jurisdictions, with career earnings well over $25 million from over 6,000 starts and over 770 wins. Accomplishments include an Eclipse award nomination, leadingRead More →

Maryland native James Stierhoff traded in his lacrosse stick for riding lessons as a boy, eventually spending three summers in Vermont as a working student for top three-day-event rider and trainer Denny Emerson. That experience paved the way to jobsRead More →

Robbie grew up racing in Ireland under his father Paddy’s tutelage and after reluctantly finishing school, under orders from his mother Monica, jumped into his quest to become a jockey. After some success in the saddle as an amateur RobbieRead More →