Donna Barton Brothers did not set out to follow the path blazed by her mother, Patti, by becoming a jockey. And yet she rode from 1987-98 and ranked as the second-leading money earner of all time among women when she retired.
Barton Brothers did not set out to be an on-horseback reporter who covers major races for NBC Sports. And yet she has admirably filled that role since 2000, conducting insightful interviews that are widely applauded.
None of this happened by chance, of course. Whatever she undertakes, she prepares for success.