Janice L. Blake is currently loving living near New York City and riding Thoroughbred race horses on the New York circuit of Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga. She is married to hall of fame jockey Braulio Baeza and has a calico cat named Pumpkin.
Janice began her riding career at the age of thirteen, working as a guide on a livery trail in Michiana Shores, Indiana. Following her passion for riding horses, she discovered barrel racing, eventing, dressage and, eventually, horse racing.
Janice started exercising race horses for P. Noel Hickey in Chicago, Illinois and moved on to riding Thoroughbred sale horses for Eddie Woods in Ocala, Florida. At Tampa Bay Downs, Florida, she won her first race riding Friendly Goose, trained by Jason Stodgill. Riding Thoroughbred race horses has taken Janice all over the United States, to Brazil and sundry places in between.
Visit her online at www.janicelblake.com or on facebook at How to Exercise a Thoroughbred Race Horse.