Overview:

As WVS continues to evolve, our goal of being a hands-on thoroughbred operation means that we will continue to offer barn and farm visits and paddock viewing to our Club members.   When we launched in 2017, we were a smaller operation and able to provide one-on-one barn visits at the request of Club members.  Now in the fall of 2018, we are creating a new program to make visits beneficial to both the trainers and Club members.

Due to the Club’s increased size of membership, barn visits will become scheduled events planned on a quarterly basis. These visits will be scheduled, organized, and hosted by the ambassador chosen for each region. Club Members will NOT contact trainers for special barn visits. 

Club Members will be able to have paddock access at most tracks. Access to paddock means standing in the viewing area, NOT near the stall with the trainer and horse. 


Program Details:

  • Farm visits

    • Will be scheduled by our Farm Ambassador

    • Two official WVS visits will be held each quarter

      • Date will be announced at least two weeks in advance

    • Farm rules:

      • Do not feed horses (ours or others) without direct permission

      • Do not pet horses (ours or others) without direct permission

      • When inside our barn, it is crucial that you be aware of your surroundings and stay in the specified area at all times.

      • The ambassador and/or farm manager are in charge during visits. 

      • All health questions should be directed to TK, NOT the barn manager.

  • Barn visits

    • Will be scheduled by region’s Track Ambassador

    • One official WVS visit will be held each quarter

      • Date will be announced at least two weeks in advance

    • There may be other barn visits scheduled if TK and/or Michele are visiting a track and have enough time to plan a group outing.

    • Barn rules:

      • Do not feed horses (ours or others) without direct permission

      • Do not pet horses (ours or others) without direct permission

      • Do not enter other barns

      • When inside our barn, it is crucial that you be aware of your surroundings and stay in the specified area at all times.

      • The ambassador and/or trainer are in charge during visits. 

      • All health questions should be directed to TK, NOT the trainers.

  • Morning training

    • At most tracks this falls under barn visits, as only licensed individuals are able to access the area

    • Two tracks at which our horses are stabled make morning workout open to the public

      • Delaware

      • Gulfstream

      • For only these two tracks club members are welcome to attend morning training based on their schedules

  • Track visits 

    • Do not have to be scheduled

    • Club members are always welcome to be part of winner’s circle pictures even if they are not members of the winning horse

    • Appropriate Track Ambassador will hold one official WVS gathering each month

      • Date will be announced at least one week in advance

    • Paddock access by track

      • ARKANSAS

        • Oaklawn

      • DELAWARE 

        • Delaware Park

          • Grassy area inside the fence and horse path

      • FLORIDA

        • Gulfstream

          • Paved area outside horse path

        • Gulfstream West

        • Tampa

      • KENTUCKY

        • Churchill

        • Keeneland

        • Kentucky Downs

      • MARYLAND

        • Laurel

          • Rail outside paddock area

        • Pimlico

          • Inside the glassed area or at the rail inside the paddock area

        • Timonium

          • Rail outside paddock area

      • NEW JERSEY

        • Monmouth

      • NEW YORK

        • Belmont

        • Aquaduct

        • Saratoga

          • Grassy area inside the fence and horse path

      • PENNSYLVANIA

        • Penn National

        • Parx

      • WEST VIRGINIA

        • Charles Town

          • Rail overlooking the paddock