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NYTB, SUNY Cobleskill Launches Purebred Industry Course


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New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc., and SUNY Cobleskill will partner to offer an accredited course for upperclassmen in the Animal Science program to experience all aspects of the livestock and racing industries. Purebred car. The pilot program will be offered to 15-20 junior college students who have met the prerequisites.

The course, which runs from late August to early December, aligns with the NYTB’s goal of reaching out to students interested in equine studies and finding the next generation of the workforce and riders. leader in the racing and livestock industry. The goal of the program is to introduce students to all aspects of the thoroughbred racing and crossbreeding industry through a consistent schedule of Zoom sessions and on-site visits.

Expected schedule of the course:

  • August: An introduction to the track and visits to the governing offices of the New York Racing Association and the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs;
  • October: Breeding and Sales–via Zoom and attending the NYTB October Workshop and Fasig-Tipton Saratoga October Mixed Sales;
  • September: In-depth horseback tour at Saratoga Racecourse and horse wellness visit via Zoom and at Rood & Riddle in Saratoga Springs;
  • November: Visit the livestock farm directly and via Zoom.

NYTB President Tom Gallo and SUNY Cobleskill Associate Professor of Animal Science, Raymond Whelihan, collaborated to develop the program.

“Give them direct access and exposure to the myriad of jobs and careers in our industry. We are grateful to begin this pilot program with Ray Whelihan and SUNY Cobleskill,” said Najja Thompson, CEO of NYTB. “It has limitless future potential in partnering with more schools in the future to help ensure a knowledgeable and dedicated workforce for the immediate future of hybridization and racing. Thoroughbred.”

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This story was posted in Top News and tagged Animal Science, university courses, Najja Thomson, New York Racing, New York Purebred Breeder, Raymond Whelihan, SUNY Cobleskill, purebred breeding, purebred race, tom galo.

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