America's Day at the Races showcases the top Thoroughbred action from Saratoga Race Course and other elite tracks across the nation. Check out our latest interview with the broadcast team in our latest Q&A below.
Name: Maggie Wolfendale-Morley
How and when I was introduced to Thoroughbred racing: 0 years old
My favorite thing about Saratoga: Seeing all the champions and future champions year after year.
Best racing event I’ve ever covered: 2019 Travers
My favorite racetrack: Saratoga, duh
My favorite Thoroughbred racing event: Breeder’s Cup
You know a lot about equine body language. What’s the first thing you look for in a horse in the paddock? A happy, healthy horse.
Other sports/teams I follow: Football, Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints. A bit of golf and the Olympics.
What I would like to see more of in Thoroughbred racing: Horses racing well into their 5- to 6-year-old years, and beyond. Universal rules and regulations.
What I would like to see less of in Thoroughbred racing: A handful of trainers getting all the “nice horses.” Spread the wealth. There are a ton of good horsemen out there.
Three words that define what Thoroughbred racing means to me: It’s my life.
Favorite all-time Thoroughbred: Hesa Big Star
Personal best moment in the sport of Thoroughbred racing: My husband winning the Grade 1 Ballerina with Haveyougoneaway.
My favorite moment from the Saratoga paddock: There’s been too many.
Best food at Saratoga Race Course: Greenhouse salads
My go-to restaurant at Saratoga: Tough call. Hattie’s or The Wishing Well.
My favorite jockey: Ramon Dominguez
My favorite trainer (other than your husband!): Allen Jerkens
My heroes: my mom
Favorite non-Thoroughbred racing sports event I have attended: US Open – Andy Murray v. Novak Djokovic
Best book I recently read: “Giraffe’s Can’t Dance” (I only have time for Children’s books now.)
Favorite quote or motto: Be kind.
Favorite animal other than a horse: Dog. Jack Russell, specifically.
Favorite food: Anything in New Orleans
Favorite vacation spot: so far, Kenya
Favorite city: New Orleans
Favorite musician/band: The Rolling Stones
Favorite TV show: “Peaky Blinders”
Favorite hotel: the old Adelphi
Websites I visit daily: DRF, Equibase, xbtv
Favorite movie about horse racing: “Casey’s Shadow”
Alma Mater: Towson University
Favorite dessert: ice cream
Favorite drink: vodka and tonic
Favorite tech gadget: iPhone
Twitter Handle: @maggiewolfndale
Best bet for beginners: exacta box
Best advice for a new horseplayer: Listen to Andy Serling or Jonathon Kinchen.
What’s your pick: waking up for Saratoga sunrises or late nights on Caroline Street? I’m old now. Saratoga Sunrises.
No. 1 Bucket-List item: Arc d’Triomphe