Maggie Wolfendale first sat on a horse when she was two years old. Yes, two.
Instead of being sent to a day care center, she played in a racetrack barn, where her mother and father (also the progeny of horsemen) trained Thoroughbreds. These days, Wolfendale is a valuable asset to racing fans and bettors as she uses her sharp eye for horseflesh to sort contenders from pretenders in the paddock before races at New York tracks.
She was an exercise rider for years, rides horses in other disciplines and is married to trainer Tom Morley, an up-and-coming Englishman trying to make his way on the New York circuit.
Life with Maggie Wolfendale, some tips on spotting good horses, and more in the latest edition of Around the Track, recorded near the paddock at Belmont Park.
You can listen to Around the Track, hosted by Scott Jagow, below but you can also download it to your phone and listen at your convenience. It's available on iTunes, on android phones with the easy-to-use Horse Radio Network app, and other podcast apps.
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