Jockey Wins Inaugural Catch A Riding Star Race Two Weeks into Career
Mallory Strandberg had an eventful week last week as she notched her second career win in as many days in the North American Racing Academy's inaugural Catch A Riding Star race on Saturday at Turfway Park.
The Catch A Riding Star race showcased NARA graduates, in addition to young European jockeys.
“The idea here was to create an international race for kids who had gone to racing schools,” said Remi Bellocq, executive director of equine programming at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. “Hopefully this will translate to where we can send Mallory or other riders to go ride somewhere in Europe.”
A native of Danville, Washington, Strandberg was aboard St. Armands for owner/trainer George S. Bush in the six-furlong contest. She graduated from NARA last year.
Turfway and the Kentucky HBPA donated their share of the handle from the race to NARA to help feed the school's horses.
To learn more about the race, see the first posted video at Talk of the Track.