A day with Trainer Shelbe Ruis

“Race days, they’re exciting. It’s the days we work for. We work to get them ready to run.”

“It’s really exciting to win at a big track like Keeneland. It’s our first time there, our first meet. To be able to win there and see them do good after you work so much with them is really rewarding.”

“Being a young woman in the Thoroughbred business, I look up to other female trainers who are having successful careers such as Kathy Walsh.”

“I am so proud of what she can see in a horse, and how diligent she is running her barn. One thing I can say, she earned it all because I have been tough on her from the beginning.” -Mick Ruis