Hi, I’m Candice! Thanks for stopping to read my blog:)
I am the email marketing manager for HorseRacingNation, one of the fastest-growing horse racing sites in America. At HRN, I work with an awesome group of passionate racing fans who are dedicated to advancing the sport into the 21st century. Part of that goal is Derby Wars, the social horse racing tournament site. I got to help with this from the ground floor, and it was totally cool!
I also work with a stable of talented bloggers, a herd of outspoken fans and commentators, and a huge list of hungry email subscribers! However, what I put in this blog is my own. I keep this page for myself and am not under the editorial eye of HRN. Any opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of HRN or Derby Wars. SO, if I say something you don’t like, don’t complain to them, just comment here 🙂
I am originally from Memphis, Tennessee, where I spent 5 years rockin and rollin as a tour guide at Elvis Presley’s Graceland.
My loyalties lie with the University of Memphis Tigers (Journalism, 2006) and the University of Arizona Wildcats (RTIP, class of 2011). I am a proud alumna of the Race Track Industry Program (RTIP).
Some of my favorite Thoroughbreds include Thunder Gulch and his son Point Given; Real Quiet, the horse who broke my heart and showed me what it felt like to finally witness a Triple Crown winner if only for a few minutes; Skip Away, a champion 3 years in a row and the last great handicap runner; Silverbulletday, wonder filly; Secretariat, Dr. Fager and John Henry. I have met a lot of great folks through a shared love for Barbaro, and donate when I can to laminitis research. I am a staunch supporter and rabid fan of BOTH Zenyatta AND Rachel Alexandra, and believe both fillies were done a disservice when they couldn’t split Horse of the Year 🙂 Game On Dude 4 LYFE