I have found my forever home at Marquis downs.
I started coming around the track when I was about 12, as soon as I saw the first race I was hooked! I didn’t know anything about horses or horse racing, just that it looked fun and that I love horses. I started slowly coming around more and more, slowly learning and doing little things here and there. I believe I was 14-15 when I officially became a groom. I loved the early mornings, having coffee with some of the MD family, always hearing the stories and how it was “back then”. I also was fascinated by the late nights when the races would run. It was just a whole different atmosphere. The excitement, joy and also the losses. I started out as a groom, pony rider and then I got my Trainer’s license in 2018. It was a huge thing for me, everyone who watched me grow over the years were all so proud, as was I. Working with horses you learn to have (lots and lots) of patience, and you learn all these different values which I’ll forever be thankful for. All the hard work and endless hours we put into our horses, I wouldn’t change it for the world
The thing that everyone pushes you to do is leave MD, I always laughed at them, there was no way I would leave home. But here we are in 2020, forced to leave home and set foot onto a new track. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice here at ASD but it’s not home, I am hoping to be back and enjoying the track and family at Marquis next year!