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Women excel at horse racing coverage and reporting. The following women who do great on horse racing coverage on TVG, HRTV, ESPN, NBC and paddock shows: The women who currently cover racing Christina Olivares, Nancy Ury, Michelle Arnold, Michelle Yu, Joanne Jones, Millie Ball, Becky Witzman, Carolyn Conley, Caton Bredar, Zoe Cadman, Jill Byrne, Jeannine Edwards, Donna Barton-Brothers, Jessica Pacheco, Beulah Twins, Elissa Blowe, Renee Kierans, Alyssa Ali, Katie Mikolay, Dawn Lupul, Crystal Lergier, and Mary Rampellni (not in broadcasting but love her picks on the daily racing form).
The previous names are Lesley Visser, Charlsie Cantey, Robin Roberts, Sharlene Hawkes, Jennifer Burke, Eleanor Mondale, Suzy Kolber, Priscilla Hojiwala, Claudia Simon, Julie Krone, Gina Rosenthal, Bonnie Bernstein, Christine Gabriel, Jan Rushton, Liane Davis, Jill Baffert, Molly Ryan, Catherine Crier, Thea Andrews, Rhonda Collins, Melissa Stark, Jessica York, Patti Cooksey, Lauren Massarella, Becky Dixon, Julie Moran, Elfi Schlegel, Lisa Dergan, Phyllis George, Sharon Smith, Jenny Orensteen, Mary Ellen Sarama and Mary Ann Grabavoy.
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Jill now works for HRTV. Am assuming she'll be used for their on-site events and maybe in-studio like the way TVG did to Jill. The reason why she's moving to HRTV because of her promotion at Churchill Downs as it's Director of On-Air Communications so that's why it was impart of her Churchill Downs deal. I forgot to add Jessica Paquette the Suffolk Downs paddock analyst. I think Joanne Jones is the best female analyst as I think she's first, second is Christina and third is Alyssa Ali though she doesn't give out any selections at Arlington Park but she does give out the paddock notes on the Arlington Park signal when the horses are warming up as that's my trifecta. For superfecta I say Jessica Pacheco.
p.s. the person who put down Caton and Gary Stevens well Fanny Salmon was also involved on the broadcast as well as I forgot to put her name in their also and forgot to add Meredith Gleaves on the list as well on the women in racing category. I could be foregetting names as if any of the women who are involved in broadcasting in racing am sorry for foregetting your name.
All the ladies are quite good, and I especially like Carolyn Conley and Millie Ball, I think because they are former exercise riders. They are extremely knowledgeable and Carolyn seems very skillful at discussing nuances that she observes with the horses. Millie of course, gives very good insight on the international scene which I enjoy. I think Millie has worked with several different equine disciplines as well, so she brings an extremely deep and extensive background to the table.
What happend to these two people?
Remeber Jennifer Burke? The former paddock host at both Monmouth Park and Gulfstream Park. She also contirbuted to horse races on ESPN as well. What happend to her?
Remeber Molly Ryan? The breif paddock host at Arlington Park? She also served as a reporter for horsin around tv
Since you are making a master list of every woman who ever had anything to do with horse racing and television, what about Thea Andrews?
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