Our SheHeroes

Jill Byrne

“Jill Byrne and I have known each other for many years, through many different roles and in each of them, Jill has excelled.  I first got to know Jill when her primary role was as exercise rider and integral part of the Pat Byrne racing team through several championship campaigners. Not long after, she traded boots and a helmet for a mic and camera, and we worked together at TVG, first in Kentucky on ‘The Works’ shows and later, on major races and events across the country.  The next  step saw her working for Churchill Downs, first as paddock analyst and eventually running the entire television department for Churchill Downs, Incorporated.  After that, it was on to the Breeders’ Cup, where in addition to numerous other responsibilities, Jill assembled the on air team for the Breeders’ Cup Players Show Simulcast which I continue to be a part of. In her