• The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    Increase awareness of the diverse career options in the Thoroughbred industry
  • The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    Give participants access to leaders in all facets of the Maryland Thoroughbred industry
  • The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    Highlight various paths for pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred industry
  • The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    The Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program will:

    Address a critical need to attract and retain experienced employees
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MTCP flagThe Maryland Horse Industry Foundation (MHIF) is pleased to announce the group of six selected to participate in the second Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program (MTCP). They are Lauren Carter (University of Maryland), Brianna Higgs (Centenary University), Camille Lee (University of Maryland), Amber Roher (University of Kentucky), Farrah Staebell (Colorado State University) and Kandace Tignor (University of Findlay). Participant bios are available at marylandhorseindustryfoundation.org.

Willie White, MHBA president, said, “I find the people throughout the Thoroughbred industry to be some of the most passionate individuals I know. Young people often struggle to find a way to carry that passion on in finding a career path. The MTCP provides its participants with exposure and experiences that can give them real direction in determining how they can continue with their love of horses while developing that meaningful career. We are very proud of the program’s success as the result of Jordyn’s efforts and total commitment to the participants. I look forward to meeting this year’s group and learning more about their plans for the future.”

For the second year, EMBRACE THE RACE® will partner with the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program to provide participants with a collection of EMBRACE THE RACE® gear to wear during the program and beyond. Mike DeAnzeris, President & Founder of EMBRACE THE RACE® said, “EMBRACE THE RACE® believes in the aspiration for excellence. We produce iconic apparel and accessories that celebrate that never-ending pursuit. As a founding sponsor, we are extremely proud to once again welcome the impressive members of the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program to the horse racing industry. We are especially proud to be working with Maryland Horse Breeders Association again on this innovative initiative.”

About the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program

The MTCP is an educational program presented by the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation, the charitable arm of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association. The second installment of the MTCP will run from June 4-9. During this time, participants will have access to leaders of the Maryland Thoroughbred industry during site visits that explore everything from breeding and sales to aftercare, racetrack management and beyond. Learn more at marylandhorseindustryfoundation.org or contact Jordyn Egan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Be sure to follow the participants on their journey via social media @MarylandTB.

About EMBRACE THE RACE®

Inspired by our horse racing heritage and the Saratoga community we call home, EMBRACE THE RACE® produces iconic apparel and accessories that celebrate the pursuit of excellence. EMBRACE THE RACE® is the exclusive provider of The Apparel for the Horse Racing Lifestyle® and The Official Apparel of Horse Racing®. Shop online today and Wear What You Love™ embracetherace.com. Call 844-888-RACE(7223) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more. Follow us on social media @embracetherace.

FAQ's

  • What is the MTCP?

    The MTCP is a career development initiative started by the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation with the purpose of increasing awareness of the diverse career options in the Thoroughbred industry, giving participants access to leaders in all facets of the Maryland Thoroughbred industry, highlighting various paths for pursuing a career in Read More
  • Who can apply?

    The program is open to United States residents between the ages of 17 and 22. Read More
  • When are applications due?

    Applications for the 2019 MTCP are due April 19, 2019. Read More
  • What are the dates of the 2019 MTCP?

    The 2019 program will run from June 3-8. Read More
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Sample Schedule

Day Topic
Monday Intro, Industry Overview & MHBA/MML/MAT
Tuesday Training & Rehabilitation
Wednesday Stallion Operations
Thursday Breeding and Raising Young Horses
Friday Sales company and consignors
Saturday Racetrack Management and Day at the Races