About Horse Racing
Founded in 2022, the Horse Racing Women’s Summit (HRWS) has grown into a movement gathering national attention. The inaugural multi-day summit at Santa Anita Park and subsequent events brought together people from all facets of the horse racing industry with the mission of connecting and empowering women in horse racing. We look forward to continuing to inspire Summit members to be trailblazers, build networks, meet new friends, foster deep discussions, and ultimately Engage, Innovate and Invest!
TO REMOVE BARRIERS
Attendees are seeking a collaborative environment in which they can connect across industry pillars as well as influence the decisions that affect the trajectory of the industry.
Hearing stories from the careers of colleagues and mentors will help build a peer network through which women can expand their community within the sport. Educational and breakout sessions at the conference will empower women with the knowledge they need to build their careers in racing.
TO BUILD INCLUSIVITY AND LEADERSHIP
The Summit will promote inclusion in the horse racing industry and give a prominent voice to women, paving the way for overarching improvements in the sport. Horse Racing enjoys a vibrant fan base of women, and valuable contributions from its female workforce, but there is more to do to promote women in leadership and executive roles.
By establishing a mentorship program, the Summit will provide guidance on how to navigate common industry politics, creating a path for all to feel confident in pursuing a career in horse racing.
TO DEVELOP AND GROW THE SPORT
Women comprise an enthusiastic and vocal percentage of racing’s audience. Involving women in business decisions is key to the long term health and success of our sport, and the Summit intends to increase their participation at all levels.
HRWS Planning Commitee
Horse owner, TOC and TOBA Board Member, Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation Advisory Board Member, Shamrock Community Foundation/College + Career Planning Founder/Owner.
Executive Director, Thoroughbred Owners of California
Sr. Vice President of MedWest Realty and CEO of Stay Classy Horse Racing
Vice President, Industry Relations at 1/ST RACING & GAMING , Board of Directors, The Retired Racehorse Project & Advisory Committee, Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation.
Head of Marketing at MyRacehorse US and Co-Founder of GSS, The Marketing Agency.
Amy is the SVP & Executive Producer for Santa Anita Park and a member of Santa Anita's staff since 1986.
Graduate of The Ohio State University with degrees in Equine Science and Marketing, currently pursuing a Master's in Marketing at the University of Cincinnati. Lifetime racing fan and three-day event rider, previous participant in The Retired Racehorse Project.
Equine Administrator at the National Thoroughbred League & Social Media Manager for Bonne Chance Farm