She Heroes (Page 4)

“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 →

“Hard to write a ‘short’ statement about someone that you have known and admired for over 50 years.  Vivien Malloy is one of two women I call to wish ‘Happy Mother’s Day!’  My high school is walking distance from what was her smaller ‘edition’ of Edition Farm in Waccabuc Ny.  I rubbed horses for her when I worked for Mike Daggett in the early 1980s.  Vivien is the consummate horsewoman. Fiercely knowledgeable with the elegance of a true lady of the turf.  Make no mistake,Read More →

“It is impossible to put into words the strength and leadership of Rosemary at home and the barn. She is my soulmate, partner, and inspiration to be better every day. Not only has she done an amazing job as a mother, her contributions to our stable are invaluable. As our kids have gotten older, the horses and I have benefited from the increase in time that Rose dedicates to the stable. I have never seen another human bond with horses easier than my wife. RoseRead More →

There was no shortage of hands raised when it came time to honor Tracy Attfield. The developer of the hugely successful TLore database has a wealth of devoted personal friends and loyal, satisfied clients throughout the racing industry. “Tracy and I first met in 2005 when TLore, her ingenious management service for Thoroughbred racehorses, was taking the backstretch by storm and redesigning the way trainers handled their day-to-day business operations. Tracy founded TLore in 2002 and it is a self-motivated product of passion, love andRead More →

“A person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievement or noble qualities.” “That’s the definition of a hero and it should come as no surprise to anyone who knows her that the new social media platform ‘SheHero’ has chosen Fay Donk to be the first one profiled. In her quiet, unassuming and almost invisible manner, she has been a driving force in the effort to improve the quality of life for countless backstretch workers on the New York Racing Association circuit forRead More →