She Heroes (Page 2)

Last week in Saratoga Springs, Staci Hancock was honored by Equine Advocates with their humanitarian Safe Home Equine Protection Award. The co-founder and managing member of WHOA (Water Hay Oats Alliance) is the owner, with her husband Arthur B. Hancock III, of Stone Farm in Paris, Kentucky. “Over the last 30 years, I have witnessed growing ranks of ‘equine advocates’ spread across America with their focus on welfare issues: slaughter, rescue, rehoming, second careers and medication concerns. In 2019, equine welfare is front and centerRead More →

Former jockey, current outrider and recent newsmaker KAYMARIE KREIDEL is this week’s very deserving SheHero. Kaymarie made headlines at Pimlico Race Course with her spectacular catch of Bodexpress, who had catapulted rider John Velazquez at the start of the 144th Preakness Stakes. While she handled her instant celebrity with humility and grace, Kaymarie is no stranger to the Mid-Atlantic racing community. With over 2,529 career starts, 190 wins and over $3 million in earnings, Kaymarie rode races from 1991 – 2006. She still gallops horsesRead More →

“One thing you will notice about Elisabeth (or Liz as her friends call her) is that she is a lover of all creatures big and small. Horses however hold a special place in her heart. She started in pony club at a young age which allowed her to be well diversified across the various disciplines; eventing, western, hunters, horsemanship, education. She eventually ended up racing where she worked for top trainers like Todd Pletcher, Arnaud Delacour, and currently with Graham Motion. Elisabeth is the epitomeRead More →

“In life there are only a few people that make a lasting impression. Over the past 30 years, the boss has molded me into the person I am. Her ability to teach, share, be caring and, most of all, her love of life, land and horses make her a very special person and a hero to us all here at Pin Oak.”           Clifford Barry, Manager of Pin Oak Stud “A true sportswoman, Josephine Abercrombie wants only the best for herRead More →

“Anne is completely devoted to Thoroughbred racing. It’s just unbelievable how thorough she is in covering all the racing everywhere. She follows all of the people who are doing good things in the industry, and not just those we do business with. Every day, as early as she can get there, I get a report from her in the morning. All the facts, things you wouldn’t even think she would follow – horses, owners, stable names. She’s a walking encyclopedia of everything that goes on,Read More →

“Everything that she does in life, she tries to do the best she can, no matter how small or how large a task. Donna was a She Hero to me from the moment she said, ‘I do.’ She is absolutely the best thing to happen to me.”           Frank Brothers, trainer and Donna’s husband “Jockey. Reporter. Author. Daughter. Wife. Winner. Advocate. Horsewoman. Indefatigable. Inspiring. Intelligent. Available. Informed. Maybe you know Donna Barton Brothers from her ‘sideline reporting,’ so characterized by SportsRead More →

“Diana Pinones is a hero on a daily basis. We all know that working at the racetrack is tough and that the social situations are even tougher, but no matter the scenario or the need is for any Racetrack employee, Diana is always available and willing to help. Her family works at the track including her father and her husband. She grew up around there and treats everyone as her family. She answers calls all hours of the day for riders and backstretch employees ifRead More →

Sarah Stein serves as Program Director for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chance Farm at Central Maryland Correctional Facility in Sykesville, Maryland. The Montgomery County, Maryland native grew up showing and foxhunting and has an extensive background in steeplechasing. As an assistant to trainer Ann Stewart, Sarah worked with Maryland Hunt Cup winners Swayo and Askim. She also spent several years as barn manager at the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club. Her professional experience as a drug counsellor serves her well in her work withRead More →

“Debbie Moorefield is a true horse person. Sagamore Farm and Debbie’s relationship dates back to when Mr. Vanderbilt owned the farm. Her knowledge about and love of horses is what the horse business is all about. Debbie relentlessly pursues what will make each horse in her care happy and healthy every day. We are lucky to call her part of our Sagamore family and our horses are lucky to call her Mom. She is truly a SheHero, and fortunately for us, her superpowers are insideRead More →

Sue Kenny (formerly Bilborough) moved to the US in 1992.  Growing up in a hunting and pony club environment in Newmarket, England, Sue went on to work in racing yards, riding out for some top trainers. She still considers it an honor to have worked for Major Dick Hern, not only because of the opportunity to get on some top horses but because Major Hern employed very few females. For a time, she looked after a horse called Rhodes for Her Majesty The Queen. SueRead More →