Jason Barkley earned his first career win as a trainer on Oct. 6, 2017, when Stella Nova pulled away to a 2 1/2-length on opening day of the Keeneland Race Course fall meeting. Find out more about the young, Kentucky-based trainer ...
What I do for a living: Train horses
What I like about Thoroughbred racing: It’s never felt like a job and you get to see the rewards of the work you put into the horses.
Dutch-born Esther de Jong has worked as a model for the likes of Vogue, Fendi, Dolce and Gabbana, and Calvin Klein, but she was raised in the trotting horse industry in Europe. Now living in Kentucky, she breeds Thoroughbred racehorses while also raising her son. Find out what she loves about horse racing and get her take on several fun topics in this Q&A.
What I do for a living: I am a mother of a teenage young man, a model, farmer, Thoroughbred breeder, and a “Jack of all trades.”
Longtime racing fan Gene Kershner made his hobby into a side gig – not only does he co-own an accounting firm, he also covers horse racing for The Buffalo News. Get to know the upstate New York native in the fun Q&A below.
What I do for a living: By day I am a certified public accountant and co-own a 107-person firm in Buffalo, N.Y., named Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP. By night and by weekend I am the turf writer for The Buffalo News and cover the U.S. Triple Crown, the Canadian Triple Crown, Saratoga, and the Breeders’ Cup.