Lead a winning career right out of the gate.
If you have a passion for harness or thoroughbred racing, the SUNY Morrisville Associate of Applied Science degree in equine racing management provides a direct entry into these exciting fields.
The program emphasizes hands-on participation in the breaking, care, training, conditioning and racing of Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds through requisite courses such as equine anatomy and physiology, stable management, breeding management, nutrition and training.
In this program, you are able to focus on whichever type of racing you are interested in and gain ample hands-on experience in the field of your interest.
If your interest is in Standardbred racing, on a daily basis you'll be able to work one-on-one with assigned horses and, upon your successful completion of the United States Trotting Association driver/training test and other mandated requirements, are able to race those horses on the New York county fair circuit or amateur driving events at a local pari-mutuel track.
If your interest lies in Thoroughbred racing, you’ll be prepped to obtain a New York Racing Association licensure, allowing you to work in groom or as an exercise rider or assistant trainer.
You also will learn and train in some of the finest equine facilities in the country. SUNY Morrisville’s Equine Center features the nation’s only half-mile harness racing track on a college campus, in addition to the state-of-the-art Equine Rehabilitation Center (ERC) and the Equine Breeding and Training Center.
Additionally, if you are interested in continuing your studies, SUNY Morrisville also offers a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree in equine science with a concentration in racing.