Amplify Horse Racing Launches Website & Virtual Education

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:

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

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.”

For more information about educational opportunities in horse racing, please email, or visit

Idaho Quarter Horse Racing Division (May 27, 2020)

As of May 1st, we are still talking about running the:
BITTERROOT FUTURITY and DEBRY @ Pocatello Downs, Pocatello, ID
Trails - July 17, 2020 -- Finals July 31, 2020

IDAHO CUP FUTURITY & DERBY @ Pocatello Downs, Pocatello, ID
Trails - Sept 20, 2020 - Finals - Sept 27, 2020

If the races don't run we will refund your money. Also if you haven't already purchased your
2020 membership dues or you won't race until they are paid. You must also have your state
license taken care of through the Idaho Racing Commission.

Miki Whitney
IQHA Racing Division Secretary
PO Box 97
Emmett, ID 86317


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