Students in 2019 had the opportunity to take a four-day, three-night trip to Louisville and Lexington.
Stonestreet opened it's gates to the RTIP and gave us a private tour on our last morning in Kentucky, courtesy of alum Hillary Neese.
RTIP graduate and director of stallion seasons Change Timm gave the students a tour of the facilities at Lane's End.
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
RTIP alum Elise Jackson was kind enough to give the students a tour of the Hagyard Equine Medical Facility on her day off. Hagyard is a crucial part of the Keeneland Yearling Sale the students visited the previous day.
Keeneland September Sale
While at Keeneland, we had the pleasure of meeting with RTIP alumni Kathy Berkey as she was preparing yearlings for consignment. Seeing the behind-the-scenes, from showing the yearlings to potential buyers and setting a reserve to the aftermath when the yearling sold and sold well, was exciting and informative.
A visit to Columbiana Farm to see RTIP mare Hinder and her Street Boss filly. Hinder was one of two mares purchased for the RTIP Bloodstock Project.
Churchill Downs Backstretch
While we hear in the classroom about how organizations like NYRA offer services such as health, wellness and daycare, it is difficult to understand the need for these services until you see it in person.
A Day at Churchill Corporate
The visit gave students a behind-the-scenes look at the Churchill racing operations. They were treated to several presentations within CDI.
While at Derby City the student heard from Tim Bryant, the president and general manager, about HHR machines and how they support purses in Kentucky.