Kentucky 2019

Students in 2019 had the opportunity to take a four-day, three-night trip to Louisville and Lexington.


Horses running in field

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.


Lane's End

Students meet champion A.P. Indy

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

Elise Jackson presents to students

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

Kathy Berkey teaches students at the Keeneland 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.


Columbiana Farm

Students stand with horse

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

Students at the barn of Ron MoQuette while he shares the ins-and-outs of life as a trainer

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

United Tote presentation

The visit gave students a behind-the-scenes look at the Churchill racing operations. They were treated to several presentations within CDI.


Derby City

Inside Derby City entrance

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.