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By Susan Salk on August 18, 2010
With a head full of dreams about becoming a veterinarian, Lindsey Memering will pack up and head off to college this month, temporarily leaving behind her horse with storybook looks. Atreyu, named after a character in The NeverEnding Story, will cool his heels while Lindsey begins biology studies at Albion College in Michigan. But the leading man in Lindsey’s life for the last three years, and who has taught her as much about being a good horsewoman as she has taught him about hunters and jumpers, will remain her primary motivator. Ultimately, Lindsey, 19, hopes to enter veterinarian studies and […]
By Susan Salk on August 15, 2010
Once on the fast track, Sharla Sanders was running the broker desk at a major subprime mortgage lender and overseeing 45 employees before the economic sea change forced her to look for a second career. Two years after her employer closed its doors, Sanders found a career helping ex-racehorse Thoroughbreds get new jobs after their racing days ended. “I always had a dream that I was going to do something for racehorses, and then I lost my job. I consulted for another mortgage company for a year, but when that job ended as well I thought, ‘It’s now or never,’ […]
By Susan Salk on August 9, 2010
Just four weeks after giving birth by cesarean section, top Suffolk Downs jockey Tammi Piermarini rode to victory on Opening Day this year—three times. On that sunny afternoon, with her long hair streaming behind her, Piermarini won the first race of the May 15th opener, and set the pace for a great season. With 53 victories so far, she is in contention to become the most winning jockey at Suffolk Downs this year. And still, she’s humble about it. “I can win three, four or five races in a day, but in this business, you can be on top one […]