This week, the Stronach Group, which owns Gulfstream Park in Florida, Santa Anita Park in California, and Pimlico Race Course in Maryland, announced the Ms. Racing Queen pageant, the lucky winner of which will “promote thoroughbred racing by representing the Stronach Group” at events like the Florida Derby, Santa Anita Derby, and Preakness—all of which take place at Stronach properties.
Ms. Racing Queen will earn $100,000 for her year of service; candidates should be between 18 and 30, “exceptional women with a strong interest in ethical education, humanitarian issues and the Thoroughbred Racing Culture.”
The application (which will take just a few minutes to fill out, a small investment for a possible salary of $100 grand—I’ve seen fast food restaurant applications that are more taxing) suggests that those lofty ideals might not be the highest priorities for the judging committee; interested candidates need submit only photos of themselves and certain personal information, such as their bust, waist, and hip measurements and their swimsuit size.
Read more at Forbes.com…