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Horse Racing Hangouts

Industry Careers
June 1st, 2022

Amplify Horse Racing's Horse Racing Hangouts are once monthly virtual events that give people the opportunity to interact live with Thoroughbred industry professionals and learn about their educational journeys and careers. Horse Racing Hangouts' theme for 2022 is “How-To,” and each episode focuses on specific jobs in the Thoroughbred industry with a monthly guest who shares action points about how to gain experience for these positions and their value in the larger industry picture. There are still plenty of episodes scheduled for the year, so be sure to visit Amplify Horse Racing for more information on how you can engage. 

Insights Ep. 18: Susan Martin - Director of Marketing

Industry Careers
May 24th, 2022

Insights Episode 18 features an interview with Susan Martin, Director of Marketing for The Jockey Club Information Systems and the Blood-Horse based in Lexington, Kentucky.

One of Susan’s favorite aspects of her work: “It's an industry where people are very passionate about the horses and what they do and what the horses mean to us all.”

Hear more about Susan’s path to her current role, its responsibilities, and her advice to students considering work in the industry in this Q&A recorded in November 2021.

Insights Ep. 17: Siobhan Gavigan - Groom & Administrative Assistant

Industry Careers
May 18th, 2022

Our newest Insights episode features an interview with Siobhan Gavigan, Groom and Administrative Assistant at Three Chimneys Farm in Versailles, Kentucky.

Siobhan’s take on one of the challenges of her work: “It is a time commitment; it's the hardest part. Someone always has to be here. Horses don't know if it's Christmas or your birthday.” Learn more about the challenges and rewards of Siobhan’s role and her responsibilities and career path in this Q&A recorded earlier this spring.

Veterinary intern spotlight

Industry Careers
May 17th, 2022

If you are considering a career in equine veterinary medicine, watch this video to hear from Dr. Alex Kukorowski about her experience as a Veterinary Intern at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. A big thanks to Rood & Riddle for sharing this video with us!

Insights Ep. 16: Zachary Crump - Farm Assistant

Industry Careers
May 11th, 2022

Insights Episode 16 features a Q&A with Zachary Crump, Farm Assistant at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Kentucky. Zachary’s thoughts on what led him to his current work: “Working with animals was just a big passion of mine. It kind of took off from there when I found Old Friends Farm.”

Hear more from Zachary about his role and its rewards and challenges in this interview recorded in November 2021.