“I knew it was going to be racehorses for me.”

Photo courtesy of Keri Wolfsont

Photo courtesy of Keri Wolfsont

At 5:35 a.m., Keri Wolfsont responds to a direct message within seconds. Every morning’s busy, but this one is particularly so, the eve of the Colonial Cup card in Camden, where she and a half dozen equine charges await tomorrow’s races.

The assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard, Wolfsont is based at his farm in West Grove, Pennsylvania. But when your boss is a man who trains more than 100 horses and runs them in a handful of states—over both the flat and jumps—you get used to life on the move.

Yet despite a peripatetic lifestyle, Wolfsont has, at age 24, firmly established herself in the Mid-Atlantic, recent developments further cementing the region as her home.

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