Tabitha Lipkin works as a sports anchor and reporter in San Diego, where her responsibilities include covering racing at Del Mar. Get to know her and her thoughts on racing, sports, and more in this fun Q&A.
What I do for a living: TV anchor/reporter
What I like about Thoroughbred racing: Meeting people who enjoy watching
If I wasn’t in my current job, I would be an: Astronaut
Best advice to someone considering becoming a Thoroughbred owner: You better have a sugar daddy.
Should the Breeders’ Cup rotate from coast to coast or have a permanent home? I think it's great that it rotates, gives a wider audience a chance to enjoy it.
Most influential person in my career: John Oliver
My out-of-the-box idea for Thoroughbred racing: Put an average person on a horse and have them race to see a comparison between professionals and an average Joe.
Other sports/teams I follow: Texas Longhorns, L.A. Rams, San Diego Padres, L.A. Lakers
My favorite athletes of all time: Too many greats to compare
What book(s) I am reading or have recently read: “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”
Favorite magazines: Cruising Outpost
Hobbies away from Thoroughbred racing: Scuba diving, sailing, running, eating tacos
Favorite movies: “Talladega Nights,” “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Casablanca”
Favorite TV shows I watch: “Last Week Tonight,” “Bob's Burgers”
Favorite foods: Sour Patch Kids, spaghetti
Favorite vacation spot: Bora Bora
Favorite musician/band: Ramones
Favorite actor: Ryan Reynolds
I’d like to have dinner with the following three people inside racing: I'll skip dinner and just pet the horses
I’d like to have dinner with the following three people outside of racing: Wait, where are we going for dinner?
Best racetrack food can be found at: Del Mar
Accomplishment I am most proud of: I haven't been fired yet, so that's always a positive.
My philosophy on life: Bring something positive to every situation and make people laugh
Things I collect: Dust
Favorite charities: Chive Charities
Favorite authors: Malala Yousafzai
Favorite animal other than a horse: Great white shark
Favorite non-Thoroughbred racing sports event I have attended: College football games
Three words that define what Thoroughbred racing means to me: Lose. Money. Fast.
Top three fashion brands you prefer to wear: Topshop, Lucky Brand (jeans), Calvin Klein
Favorite month of the year: October
What apps are on your phone: Who thought this was a question?
Favorite summer cocktail: Bourbon
Favorite winter cocktail: Bourbon
Favorite all-time racehorse: California Chrome
Favorite racehorse currently competing: Tapitha Bonita
Favorite international racing event: Back country skiing
Three ways to attract more fans to the sport: Loosen the dress code
What do you drive for a car? Audi
What’s your favorite gym exercise? Running away to avoid the gym
Who will win the Super Bowl this year? Cleveland Browns
Esports: Yay or nay? Yay
Favorite restaurant: Taco Bell
Last TV series you binge-watched was: “West World”
College or pro football: College