I Am Horse Racing: Jay Slender

09.03.2019

Starter Jay Slender is positioned on the inner rail for every race, but so rarely seen. His job is to ensure a fair and safe start for all and if he's doing his job correctly you'll probably never notice you're looking right at him. He heads a stellar crew of assistant starters and he'll be the first to tell you that "your crew makes you." An ever-present smile under his signature fedora coupled with a jokester attitude makes him a very popular and recognizable figure on the racetrack, but don't let the laidback surfer persona fool you, he's all business. The gate crew has one of the most dangerous jobs on the racetrack and he takes no chances, ensuring horses and humans are always following procedure, making for a fun and safe afternoon had by all. Meet Jay Slender, he is horse racing.

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