Gaudet, Wolfendale Break New York’s Glass Ceiling

On Thursday, August 10, as the New York Racing Association’s Talking Horses television show began, two women sat behind the desk, ready to handicap that day’s Saratoga card for the thousands on-track and watching on television and the internet. That in itself was noteworthy, given the paucity of women on the NYRA broadcast until recently.…

Meet Maggie Wolfendale (Morley)

She is one of the faces of New York racing, on-screen every racing day, in the paddock pre-race offering analysis of horses’ appearance, in the winner’s circle post-race interviewing happy connections. But the woman so closely identified with the tracks on the NYRA circuit is a product of generations of mid-Atlantic racing, and she didn’t…