AMPLIFYING EDUCATION & CAREERS
A human and equine athlete striving towards victory together is a captivating image – a jockey leaning over a horse’s neck and moving in perfect unison. One of the most famous races in history was a match race between the bay underdog Seabiscuit and imposing Triple Crown winner War Admiral. Nearly 40,000 people watched the race live at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland, and another 40 million listened on the radio. The roar in the grandstand must have been deafening, as were the cheers resounding from families listening in their homes.
Whether you’ve never seen a live race or you’re a seasoned professional of the Thoroughbred industry, we are all drawn together by a love of the horse and the action racing provides. Even more special about horse racing, is that you are not restricted to sitting in the stands as an observer. You can work hands-on with the athletes – raise them from birth, send them to be “recruited” to a racing team, train to become a professional, and watch them strengthen and improve through each race.
Amplify Horse Racing is a 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to promoting education and careers in the Thoroughbred industry. Amplify is turning up the volume on horse racing and connecting people with the industry through information, education, and mentorship. Because this is not just a sport of kings. It is a sport for everyone.
Contact us today to learn how you can be a part of the Thoroughbred industry.
Amplifying education and careers in the Thoroughbred industry
Amplify Horse Racing’s mission is to amplify the Thoroughbred industry. We accomplish this by supporting and enhancing existing educational and engagement initiatives, while creating and developing new opportunities that lead us into the future. Amplify wants to open doors for anyone to be involved, welcoming all backgrounds, organizations, initiatives, riding disciplines, or age groups. Our goal is to generate positivity, share knowledge and experience, and to collaborate.
I just wanted to write and say thank you for the wonderful programming you provided last season with the monthly meetings and I’m looking forward to this season as well! Thank you for helping boost my confidence through the programming. I’ve successfully landed myself an interview to become an assistant trainer, currently based out of Turfway [Park]! Talking with industry leaders really helped me put myself out there and I wouldn’t have earned this shadow interview if it wasn’t for participating with Amplify… With the help from the Amplify [Horse Racing Hangout] sessions I gained the confidence and knowledge necessary to succeed!
-Ryan Dalton Frost, Michael Lauer Racing
(We are pleased to share that Ryan was offered the position on the spot to work for trainer Michael Lauer!)
“I owe a huge thank you to Annise and Amplify for helping me take the next step in my career. Having grown up in a very non-horsey family in Vermont with no connections to racehorses, getting a foot in the door was extremely difficult, especially when I wasn’t sure what exactly I wanted to do. After 2.5 years at a breeding farm in Pennsylvania and a move to New York in my future, I was ready for a change of pace and was looking to expand my skills and knowledge with racehorses. I stumbled upon Amplify and reached out to see if they would be able to help place me in my next job. After only a couple emails with Annise, I was put in contact with a trainer at Belmont Park, and am now the office manager for TJ Racing Stable. I will have the opportunity to travel to sales and gain more experience with buying young horses, which I am so excited for! I could not be happier or more grateful for all Amplify has helped me with!”
-Kirsten Fletcher, JT Racing Stable
“I began my Thoroughbred racing career during the summers working for my riding instructor’s husband who was a race horse trainer at Delaware Park. He would pick me up every morning and take me to work with him to hotwalk, groom and ride the racehorses. Looking back, I realize how rare and absolutely privileged that opportunity was.
“Those high school summers instilled in me a love for the horses, the people and the unique experience the racetrack backside provided me. After graduating from the University of Maryland with an Animal Science degree, I made a beeline back to the racetrack with my only wish to once again work with racehorses.
“TLore Management is a company I founded to provide the racing industry with a tool to help manage their racing stables. In building my company, I have benefited greatly from the many connections built over the years along with those I have been fortunate to forge since the start.
“Programs such as Amplify can provide other young people with the same early experiences, connecting them with the life and soul of the horses and people involved with racing. A broad range of experiences, dedication, hard work, open minds and a willingness to learn are all imperative traits needed to succeed. Future success of horse racing depends on a healthy respect for existing values and traditions along with a willingness to embrace the ‘new age’ of our industry.
“Our survival is dependent on this and Amplify is in the perfect position to assist in this goal.”
-Tracy Attfield, TLore Management