all in The Life

Mark Beal is a public relations professional, adjunct college professor, and author who also owns racehorses. In addition to being a managing partner of Taylor, a sports PR firm, he has written books utilizing his experiences as a professor including his latest, “Decoding Gen Z: 101 Lessons Generation Z Will Teach Corporate America, Marketers & Media.”

Get his insights on Generation Z, horse racing, and racehorse ownership in the 10 questions below.

1. How long have you been a Thoroughbred owner?

Jonathon Kinchen climbed the horseplaying summit in 2015 when he won the NHC Tour Championship, which occurred less than two years after he began playing in tournaments. Get to know the University of Texas alum in this fun Q&A.

What I do for a living: Real estate investor

What I like about Thoroughbred racing: The excitement, the colors, the puzzle, the competition, the history, and the opportunity to leverage your opinion.

If I wasn’t in my current job, I would be a: Professional horseplayer

Jeff “Chappy” Chapman is a VIP Player host at Santa Anita Park and hosts the Morning Line Sports Show every Saturday morning on Angels Radio from 8 – 9 a.m. PT.

Mike Joyce works as a host, handicapper, and reporter for horse racing TV network TVG. The Southern California resident grew up in the Chicago area and graduated from University of Colorado Boulder. Get to know him and his thoughts on horse racing, sports, and life in the fun Q&A below.

What I do for a living: I wear makeup and talk about horses running in circles. 

Washington native and Oregon alumnus Neil Everett works as a SportsCenter anchor, but he is also a fan of horse racing. Get his take on sports, racing and more in the fun Q&A below.

What I do for a living: ESPN broadcaster

What I like about Thoroughbred racing: The horses are so beautiful … and the gambling.

If I wasn’t in my current job, I would be a: Bartender

Best advice to someone considering becoming a Thoroughbred owner: Horses eat a lot and go to the vet often.

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