1/12/2013 West Coast Regional: Generation Next

  • January 08, 2013
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Emily Wygod builds on a family tradition

by Lenny Shulman

Emily Wygod is on the right side of the Thoroughbred business. As the daughter of industry giants Pam and Marty Wygod, she has the benefit of their counsel and infrastructure when selecting bloodstock or needing advice. And on her own, she is a teaching instructor at Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, where she helps change the lives of people with disabilities through horseback riding.

Wygod, 27, has been groomed for these roles since the crawling stage. Her first years were spent on a farm in New Jersey, trail riding through the rural countryside. Summers entailed journeying to California, specifically Del Mar, where Emily would make the rounds at the racetrack, drinking in the atmosphere of the backstretch in the morning and the races in the afternoon.

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