Amy Euler was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She has always loved being around horses and became a racing fan for life when Barbaro won the Kentucky Derby in 2006.
Since delving into the racing industry, Amy’s fondest memories have been at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, where she had the opportunity to meet some of racing’s brightest stars including Bob Baffert and American Pharoah. She also made the trip to Sunland Park for the 2017 Sunland Derby, where she watched Hence overcome the very fast-closing Conquest Mo Money.
Before starting her second year working at Rillito Park Race Track, Amy went to Pima County Supervisor meetings to support racing in Tucson. Fortunately the county approved the 2017 Winter Meet and gave a million dollar donation to help build new barns. In 2017, Amy worked as a Racing Ambassador at Rillito. Her duties included making an easy-to-read tip sheet that informed attendees about what bets were accepted, the history of racing in Tucson and fun facts. She also helped with fundraisers for the barns and doing other duties as assigned.
She also participated in a Thoroughbred Sales Prep class at the campus farm, where she worked with three horses that were going to be sold. The main horse she was assigned to was a bay gelding, whose name was Wilbur. He was a stocky looking Thoroughbred by Papa Clem out of the Tizdejavu mare Tiz Bellissima. Voted least likely to succeed, Wilbur or Mr Dejavu as he was later named, went on to win races at Turf Paradise and Arizona Downs. Amy was definitely a proud horse mom and likes to think those extra few minutes in the round pen helped him succeed!
Amy graduated from the University of Arizona, in the Race Track Industry Program, equine path and is interested in the training and social media aspects of the industry. She looks forward to increasing her hands-on experience with horses and establishing herself as a confident woman in the horse racing industry. So get ready for a wild ride as Amy interns at Past the Wire, you will be seeing her in the Winners Circle!