Lady and The Track | May 23, 2017

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Meet the LATT Team…


kari- wardAbout Kari Ward, Lady and The Track’s House Handicapper;
Kari is an avid horse racing fan who caught the bug in 2006 from some horse racing fanatic friends. After attending the 2012 Breeders’ Cup with her sister, Kari became a fanatic. In addition to her full-time job as a Licensed Massage Therapist, writing about horse racing has become a part-time passion and hobby. Kari lives in beautiful Arizona but was born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and is a true Okie at heart. She loves to hike, play the ponies, eat, drink, and be merry. She is very passionate about horse racing and the preservation of the horses after they are done racing.
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Lizzy ParkAbout Lizzy Park, Track Fashion Extraordinaire;
Lizzy is a fashion and beauty enthusiast. She loves to help women look and feel their best. Many women can feel overwhelmed by trying to find the right look, and Lizzy loves to help give tips and advice to help people put their best foot forward and feel confident in what they are wearing. Lizzy loves the pomp and circumstance of race day fashion and loves that horse racing is one of the few sports where getting dressed is an integral part of the whole experience. Lizzy hopes to help those at the track win big in the fashion department.
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Sigi MendozaSigifredo Mendoza, South American Horse Racing Handicapper;
Sigi Mendoza resides in Venezuela and contributes to Lady and The Track by sharing his knowledge of South American Thoroughbred horses. Sigi is a strong handicapper and enjoys sharing tips on unknown horses that only he has an eye for. Sigi has been following the sport since he was a child, and his horseracing passion is a family tradition. Sigi’s favorite tracks are Santa Anita Park, Belmont Park, and Maronas in Uruguay. Sigi has a strong connection with racehorses because he was once a runner himself but is now retired due to injury.
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Casey LaughterCasey Laughter, Photographer, Contributor & Pedigree Specialist;
Casey was bitten by the horse racing bug when she saw Funny Cide race into the history books. Only in fourth grade then, she immersed herself in all the research she could find. Having always been fascinated with bloodlines and pedigrees, Casey has followed her passion by researching and writing. Now a journalism major in college, Casey is following her dream of working in the equine industry.
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Reinier MacatangayReinier Macatangay, Horse Racing Contributor
Reinier regularly attended California racetracks at a young age and studied racing history and past performances. As an adult, Reinier began a racing-themed Tumblr blog which reignited his interest. After attending the 2012 Breeders’ Cup and visiting Churchill Downs in 2013 and contributing to sites such as ThoroBid and ThoroFan, he vowed to permanently stay involved in racing through writing. Oddly enough, he can no longer look at numbers such as 109 without thinking, “Wow, that’s a good six furlong time!”
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Jessica SmithJessica Smith, Assistant Editor
Jessica started following horse racing in middle school after watching Smarty Jones in the 2004 classics. She is currently in the process of receiving her degree in environmental studies, biology, and English, but she ultimately has intentions to be involved in horse racing. Jessica really wants to be a jockey but is certainly open to pursuing any other division of the industry. When it comes to writing, she especially likes to examine pedigrees, but she is just as comfortable handicapping races.
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Jessica SmithLaura Pugh, Horse Racing Contributor
Laura Pugh has always been a horse lover, previously showing hunter/jumpers, but was bitten by the racing bug in 2002, when she watched War Emblem’s Triple Crown attempt. From that point she fed her thirst for knowledge of the sport with books, reading series such as the Black Stallion and Thoroughbred Series. Laura has continued to follow her dream by becoming even more involved in the racing industry as a freelance writer for, Horse Racing Nation and her own blog Horsin’ Around.
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