Amplify Horse Racing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to promoting education and careers in the Thoroughbred industry, has announced the opening of registration for behind the scenes educational tours at Saratoga Race Course for youth and young adults, along with additional programming throughout the month of August in Saratoga Springs, NY.
On Monday, August 1 from 5:30–7:30 PM, community members, racing fans and industry employees are invited to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (NMRHOF) to attend “Amplifying the Future of Racing,” a presentation about education, workforce and international opportunities in the Thoroughbred industry, hosted by Amplify Horse Racing and Together for Racing International. In addition to creating awareness for new and existing programs, the presentation will highlight real-life experiences of individuals who have been impacted by some of these initiatives. This event is free and open to the public.
Amplify will host all-day behind-the-scenes educational tour experiences for youth and young adults ages 15-25 on Wednesday, August 10; Friday, August 12; Wednesday, August 17; and Friday, August 19. Now in their third year, the “Experience Saratoga” tours with Amplify Horse Racing offer attendees the opportunity to learn about the typical day of a racehorse, along with careers and organizations that make racing possible. Participants will get to speak with a multitude of racing professionals throughout the day while watching morning training, visiting the NMRHOF and attending the day’s races.
For the second year in a row, Amplify will partner with the Cornell Cooperative Extension service to offer tours for their youth programs, including the Advanced Equine group and Animal Ambassadors. Each year, 4-H youth from across the state apply to be selected into the Advanced Equine program. Once selected, trainees complete assignments and learn valuable skills about leadership. Animal Ambassadors is a free program for Saratoga County 4-H members who apply and are accepted. Its objectives are to connect youth with animal industries and offer opportunities to develop leadership skills.
On Sunday, August 21 from 10:00 AM–2:00 PM, Amplify Horse Racing will be represented at the Saratoga County Horse Farm Tour hosted by CCE Equine, an adult education program in the Capital Region. This drive-it-yourself tour event is open to the public, and will include a list of participating farms across Saratoga County.
To learn more about these programs, register for a tour or find out how you can visit with an Amplify representative in Saratoga, visit https://www.amplifyhorseracing.org/saratoga-tours/ or contact Annise Montplaisir at [email protected]