“As the current Chair of the TOC Owner Relations Committee, I will survey members for feedback on their interests and needs, and I would like to initiate a regular forum on race days for women to learn about the sport and racehorse ownership.”
I have spent more than 20 years in education as a school counselor (K-adult students), faculty member at the graduate and community college levels, and Director of Lindsay Unified’s Family Resource Center. I founded Shamrock College & Career Planning, which provides pro-bono services for first generation college students. Much of my career brought me in contact with the migrant farmworker communities and families of the Central San Joaquin Valley.
My interaction with horseracing began in 2012 when Hronis Racing owned 19 horses and we spent periodic weekends at the track. Since then, with my husband, Kosta, and his brother, Pete, the world of horseracing has become a significant part of my life. My passion, interest, and love for the sport has grown along with the size of our barn and champions: Accelerate (Breeders Cup Classic and 2018 Older Male Dirt), Stellar Wind (2015 3-Year-Old Filly), Rock Your World, Higher Power, Catalina Cruiser, Cistron, Gift Box, Iotapa, and Lady of Shamrock. Hronis Racing was named Leading California Owner by Money Won in 2017-2020, Leading Owner by Number of Wins in 2018, and Leading Owner by Number of Stakes Wins in 2019. In 2020 we had 23 wins from 168 starts, including three stakes wins.
Since being appointed to fill a vacant TOC board position last Fall, my respect for all the TOC does to advocate for the sport and owners has inspired me to want to continue serving on the board making a constructive difference for the industry. As the current Chair of the TOC Owner Relations Committee, I will survey members for feedback on their interests and needs, and I would like to initiate a regular forum on race days for women to learn about the sport and racehorse ownership.