all in The Life

Amplify Horse Racing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit promoting education and careers in the Thoroughbred industry to youth and young adults, has reopened its mentorship program application for 2022. The program formalizes the process of pairing young adults interested in pursuing a Thoroughbred industry career with experienced industry professionals who can offer guidance.

Few can match H. Joseph Allen’s experience as a breeder and owner. The Bronx, N.Y., native is best known for having bred and owned War Front, who competed from 2004-2006 before he was retired and developed into a prized stallion. He also co-owned Just a Game with Peter Brant, his cousin. She won the 1980 Eclipse Award as champion turf female.

It is a timeless moment captured in grainy black-and-white. Almost 50 years later, the photo of a jubilant Penny Chenery, her arms out-flung as if in full flight, has become one of racing’s most iconic images. By the gods’ good grace, I was at Belmont that magnificent day in 1973, standing two tiers above the Chenery box, and vividly recall a small figure in a pale dress waving in exaltation to the world at large.

Season 5 of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s popular live webcam series Foal Patrol is now available online at

Foal Patrol is a one-of-a-kind collection of live cameras following the daily activities of in-foal mares produced by the National Museum of Racing. Millions of people throughout the world have viewed the popular webcam program since its inaugural season in 2018.

OwnerView announced Nov. 12 that Boat Racing has been named the 2021 New Owner of the Year, sponsored by 1/ST RACING. The award will be presented during the final panel of the 2021 Thoroughbred Owner Conference series Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. ET.

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