Thoroughbred Horse Racing is my passion. It started when at the age of 9 I found a book called Come On Seabiscuit by Ralf Moody on my Mother’s shelf. Reading that book was one of the most exciting things I ever did as a kid. I read that book so many times that I had entire chapters committed to memory and the dust jacket worn and ripped beyond recognition from so much use. From that point on I was hopelessly addicted, reading every book on horse racing I could get my hands on, especially racehorse biographies.
Curlin is probably my favorite racehorse of all time. Being able to attend six of his races will always be one of the highlights of my life. Whenever I need to re-find some inspiration in my life all I need to do is watch one of his incredible victories and relive the memories. As any horse racing fan will tell you it’s almost impossible to choose just one favorite and I am no exception. Phar Lap and Citation are another two of my all time favorites and the list could go on and on.
I was homeschooled my entire life by my parents and graduated High School in 2006 at the age of 17. I have done several years of community college in mostly general courses and one semester at a university as a Communications major. Currently I am pursuing a Marketing degree with the hopes of entering the Thoroughbred Horse Racing field as a writer or journalist, or in the marketing/advertising/promotions side of the industry.
I am the youngest of three children and I have the two most incredible parents in the world. I also have a wonderful brother and sister-in-law as well as three absolutely adorable nephews.
It is my dream to someday become a thoroughbred racehorse owner and win major races across the United States. For about 1 ½ years I was part owner in a racehorse, Lord Greystoke raced, and owned by Hibiscus Stables. I was able to attend one of his races at Belmont Park on Kentucky Derby day, May 2nd 2009 and it was an incredible experience. While Lord Greystoke finished 7th in the race, being able to stand in an owner’s box not 30 feet away from Penny Chenery’s owner’s box was one of the most amazing feelings in the world.
Later in the year Lord Greystoke was finally able to break through with a 4 ½ length win which made me feel like the world’s richest thoroughbred owner and fueled my appetite for more.
That’s me in a nutshell.