LEXINGTON, KY (May 12, 2020) – Amplify Horse Racing, an initiative to welcome and educate newcomers about the Thoroughbred industry and promote opportunities for involvement, has launched its website: amplifyhorseracing.org.
On May 19, the Amplify team will host a live virtual Q & A for individuals interested in learning how to be involved in the horse racing industry. To sign up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amplify is a grassroots organization that was started in 2019 by second-year Godolphin Flying Start trainee Annise Montplaisir, and Madison Scott of Solis/Litt Bloodstock. To date, Amplify has provided enhanced educational experiences for 136 youth, young adults and their families, reached over 1,000 students with educational material, and raised $30,000 for college scholarships. This has been made possible through collaborations with leading horse racing industry organizations, and youth programs including the 4-H Horse Project.
“Our goal for Amplify has been to become ‘Step One’ for newcomers to learn about the Thoroughbred industry,” said co-founder Annise Montplaisir. “We want this website and the resources we’ve curated to be a roadmap from basic to technical learning, and how to become involved and attain a job.
“The horse racing industry should be as accessible as possible for young minds to gain exposure, ask for advice and develop a career path.”
“We want to protect, promote and connect this incredible industry with those interested and passionate,” said Price Bell of Mill Ridge Farm, and a driving-force of Horse Country, an educational tour initiative in Lexington, Kentucky. “There are a multitude of opportunities within our sport whether it be with a horse, camera, lab equipment, rasp, microphone, or any other job our industry touches. It is our responsibility to open doors and help people walk through.”