Erinn Higgins

Hong Kong Steward Urges U.S. To Adopt Widely Accepted Disqualification Rules

It’s often true that major change in horse racing is reactive more than proactive, that one watershed event prompts change that heretofore seemed less necessary. Some in American horse racing are left wondering whether this year’s Kentucky Derby will be that moment for stewarding in U.S. races. That was certainly the message from the International […]

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Drape: Higgins Breaking Barriers In The Steward’s Room

Erinn Higgins has been at home on the racetrack since she was a child. Her father, Bill, worked for many years as an assistant to trainer Allen Jerkens, and one of Erinn’s earliest memories is being lifted onto a stable pony on the backside at Saratoga. In college, Erinn earned a master’s degree in animal […]

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Higgins Set To Become First Female Steward At Saratoga

Saratoga will see its first ever female steward during the upcoming meet as 27-year-old Erinn Higgins takes the stand. Higgins told America’s Best Racing that to her knowledge, she is the first female steward at any NYRA racetrack, though not the state–Martha Oberlies worked at Finger Lakes in the 1970s. Higgins grew up assisting her father, […]

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