Thoroughbred Women's Network is now available to assist young women
November 11, 2017 8:41 AM
by Robert Mann
The Thoroughbred Women's Network is now available to assist young women looking to break into the thoroughbred business. The creation of the non-profit was announced during a panel on women in racing at the Ownerview National Owner Conference during Breeders' Cup week at Del Mar earlier this month.
Anna Seitz, marketing and client coordinator at Fasig-Tipton a major thoroughbred auction company, and Donna Barton Brothers, retired jockey and current television commentator say its purpose will be to help connect young women with mentors in their desired field, help current women in the business connect with each other, and showcase female success in a male-dominated business.
Eventually, the network may offer grants to help women start their own businesses in racing. The Thoroughbred Women's Network is accessible via Facebook and has established a website, thoroughbredwomensnetwork.org.