The Brunswick at Saratoga B&B to Host First-Ever Meeting of Women in Horse Racing Media.

Marion Altieri,New York writer

Marion Altieri,New York writer

…and you should be there.  Who is “you”?

You are a female who’s involved in horse racing media, in any profession, at any level.

You are a female who wants to become a horse racing media professional, but aren’t sure how or where to start.

You are a female student of journalism, broadcast journalism, English, or other major that you think may lead you to finding your vocation in the media that serves our beautiful sport.

Which kind of horse racing?

Well, in Saratoga (Saratoga Springs, New York, USA), two versions of horse racing happen every August:  Thoroughbred (flat) racing—including Steeplechase—and Standardbred (harness) racing.

My Longines PenIn other parts of the country, racing of Arabian horses, American Quarter Horses and other breeds are very popular. (And, might I add—would be quite welcome here in Saratoga, as well.  It happens that I’m a rabid fan of Arabian racing, and grew up riding Quarter Horses.)

Regardless of the horse breed and racing of your choice—you are warmly invited to join us on Tuesday afternoon, August 2nd at 12Noon in Saratoga to explore the creation of this new and exciting professional organization, Women in Horse Racing Media.

Do you have questions for women who’ve worked in the industry for years?  This is the gathering for you.

Might you be interested in starting a local chapter in your hometown, and thereby help other women explore the possibilities?

Are you itching to get together with other women who encounter the same professional joys, frustrations and vision for the future of media in our sport?

Yes?  Great!  Meet us at The Brunswick at Saratoga B&B—which, BTW, at 143 Union Avenue—is insanely-conveniently located within spittin’ distance of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame—and across Union Avenue from our historic, magnificent Saratoga Race Course. Walking distance to the Oklahoma (Training Track); Fasig-Tipton and downtown.

If you’d like to stay at The Brunswick at Saratoga B&B, give Kate Amello or Tom Amello a call at (518) 584-6751.  For more information, and to confirm that you’ll join us, email me at or contact me on Facebook.  (We kinda-sorta need at least a ballpark number of attendees by July 31st, so that Tom, Kate—and I!—aren’t overwhelmed.)

We hope you can join us on Tuesday, August 2nd in Saratoga—let me know if you have questions, and definitely, to RSVP.