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Title: Horse Racing at Saratoga

Horse Racing at Saratoga
  • July 28-September 6
  • By Cassandra Sheahan

Horse Racing Industry
  • Owners
  • Trainers
  • Jockeys
  • Track employees
  • NYRA employees
  • NTRA employees
  • Consumers
  • Gamblers

Trends in the Industry
  • PROS
  • Increasing more popular
  • Affordable to attend
  • Fun
  • CONS
  • Need Money to get into Racing Industry (ie,
    owners, stable owners, etc.)
  • Trainers-utilize apprenticeships to gain entry
    into the field
  • Seasonal Work unless you travel from race
    course to race course

Why Saratoga is the Summer Place to Be!
  • Family Orientated
  • Safe and clean
  • Fun for all
  • Sunday is give away day
  • Cant go to a major league game and pay 3.00 for
    front row seats

The Saratoga Umbrella of Professions
  • Trainers
  • Groomers
  • Exercise Riders
  • Accountants
  • Marketing Directors
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Human Resource
  • Nurses/EMS
  • Artists/Musicians
  • Vendors
  • Maintenance
  • Chefs
  • Bartenders
  • Grounds Crew
  • Veterinarians
  • Custodial Staff
  • Counters/Depositors
  • Recruiters
  • Cooks
  • Managers/Supervisors
  • Hospitality People
  • Advertising
  • Finance
  • Security

Saratoga Race Course Map
Saratoga Race Course
  • Location Saratoga Race Course, Union Ave.,
    Saratoga, NY
  • Dates July 28, 2004September 6, 2004 racing
  • Hours Gates open at 11 am
  • Post-Time 100 pm
  • Cost Gen. Adm. 3/ Clubhouse 5 / Reserved seats
  • Children under 12 FREE
  • Telephone (518) 584-6200
  • Website

Thoroughbred Trainers
  • Apprenticeships
  • Get into field ASAP
  • Assistant Trainers ? Trainers
  • Gain as much knowledge as you can
  • Consume yourself with horses
  • Read Research

Kristen Mulhall
  • Good Luck to Kristen Mulhall, the youngest and
    first female to have a horse running in the
    Kentucky Derby this weekend (May 1st). She is
    21. She trains Imperialism.
  • Check out this article about Kristen

How does a Trainer make a living?
  • With Purse Money
  • Budget and Plan
  • Some Trainers try to maximize purse by
  • ?Owning part of the horses they train
  • ?Owning farm/stable
  • ?Breeding for racing or sale
  • ?Boarding other horses for owners
  • Each horse the bottom Line

Bob Baffert, one of most successful
Thoroughbred Trainers in the World!
Funny Cide Ascends Tourism at the Spa City
  • 2003 winner in the Kentucky Derby
  • 2003 winner in the Preakness
  • Funny Cide was New York born
  • Trained in Saratoga
  • Finished 3rd in the Belmont Stakes
  • Owned by high school friends
  • Funny Cide became Saratogas Hero!
  • His Stable (Sacatoga Stable) is in the
    Schuylerville School District!

Travers Day
  • August 28, 2004
  • Saratoga Big Racing Event (Tracks Kentucky
  • Nationally Recognized and on a major TV networks

Win, Place, Show?
  • Gambling is part of Saratoga and Horse Racing.
  • How old do you have to be? What are odds? How to
    read a tote board?
  • Be responsible.
  • Gamblers anonymous

Love To Hate The Profession
  • Since one can not gain education to become a
    trainer, growing up around horses is the best way
    to gain entry into the profession.
  • Working with horses daily and starting to gain
    experience is key.
  • Dont worryif you want to pursue this career
    path after school, try to network and get into
    reputable stable.

High School Courses
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Psychology

Get Employed as a Thoroughbred Trainer During
High School
  • Work with local trainers at stables
  • Get Hands on experience
  • Start Grooming
  • Network
  • Learn to be a Hotwalker
  • Learn to be an Exercise Rider
  • Follow an Experienced Trainers every move

Two and Four Year Colleges
  • Adirondack Community College
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Skidmore College (Has an Equestrian Team
    and the stables are a part of their exercise
    science major)
  • No College Major in Thoroughbred Training

Jobs 4 U During Track Season
  • Security Officers
  • Parking Attendants
  • Ushers
  • Admissions Cashiers
  • Grounds Crew
  • Host/Hostess
  • Waiter/Waitress
  • Kitchen Prep
  • Receptionists
  • Vendors-Lemonade Stands, Ice Cream Stands, Pizza
    Stands, and other foods
  • Souvenir Vendors
  • Hand out Pink Sheets
  • First Aid
  • Barn Crew
  • Volunteer Work
  • Clerical Work
  • Artists/Musicians

SARATOGA is Seeking
  • Honest
  • Respectful
  • Hardworking
  • Dedicated
  • Responsible
  • Flexible
  • Passionate
  • People for Employment!!
  • Call NYRA _at_ (718) 738-0307
  • Or Stop by the Wilton Mall this weekend (April
    30-May 2) to the Job Fair. It starts at 10am.

  • Out of all the professions that are involved with
    the race track, I chose thoroughbred trainers. I
    chose this profession because no college
    classroom education is required, although much
    education is gained through observations,
    volunteering, and apprentice type work. I found
    it to be quite interesting.