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 and dedication to the Thoroughbred industry. After years of being an exercise rider, assistant and married to a trainer, Tracy began to modify and modernize the day-to-day inner workings of the barn through her internet-based computer program. Her life has been dedicated to the Thoroughbred Industry and that is why we endearingly call her a life-long race tracker. Tracy is a loyal friend to everyone in the industry from New York to California. She devotes her life to her friends, many of whom happen to be TLore clients as well. Tracy is up early every morning walking the backside whether it’s Florida, California, Kentucky, Maryland, New York or even Canada, and day after day she does it with a smile and a welcoming presence.”
Cate M. Johnson, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Director
“Tracy was doing a lot of the books for (former husband) Roger Attfield, and it was a big, big stable. And I’m sure that’s when she got the idea of how to make things easier, more efficient, foolproof. I think that’s how TLore was born. And I have to say, we went out to dinner and drinks with someone one night who told Tracy ‘You have no shot – it’ll never make it.’
But Tracy persevered, and her client list is now the Who’s Who in racing. The main thing about it is if you have a question or an idea, she’s available to you. And I mean she will listen to what you have to say. It’s so good to see the success she has had with TLore.
And now that she’s got a warm place to say in the winter and a cool place to stay in the summer, I do love going to see her twice a year for sure!”
Catherine Holly Robinson, retired Thoroughbred trainer
“Tracy gathered all her racetrack knowledge, technical skill, and bottomless ingenuity to build her now quite thriving racetrack management business, TLore. I watched from the sidelines and witnessed her ups and downs and many frustrations. I couldn’t be happier for her success in business and in life. Not only is she an acute business- and horsewoman, she is a lovely and graceful person as well. Friends like Tracy are treasures indeed.”
Dana Wimpfheimer, equine photographer