I am Naomi R. J. Tukker, free spirit and your independent racing junkie, here to help newly found racing enthusiasts get familiar with this amazing sport. Contrary to common belief, you do not need a connection to the racing industry to get involved. You just need someone to give you the heads up, show you the thrills and spills of this illustrious industry.
By means of blogs, photography and explanatory features, I aim to guide you through the jungle of horse racing.
A bit about me:
You could describe me as an adrenaline junkie, outgoing vegetarian, but most of all a dedicated student of life.
“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”
– Michel Legrand
A mind-set resulting in a continuous journey, navigating me all over the globe. England, Scotland, South-Africa, Australia and Hong Kong, to name a few. It has been nearly five years since I left my home country the Netherlands, and I am not ready to call it a day just yet.
Currently juggling a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Media Communication, occasionally jumping on some blue-blooded baby racehorses in search for the next Golden Horn, and counting down the days until I get to visit another race meeting to stalk horse and human alike with my camera.
From being a bartender, shop assistant and model, to my previous settlement on the other side of the equator. Australia was my last home, working in marketing for the Southern Hemisphere’s leading thoroughbred auctioneering company and riding out for Group 1 trainers, based in Sydney. England is my current resort, where I am completing the last year of my degree. I did recently manage to escape the cold and wet for a temporary relocation; I spend a month in racing’s booming front-runner: the city of Hong Kong, whilst working with the English horses at the 2016 Jockey Club’s International Sale.
Horse racing is a discipline in its own right, whereby the love of the sport is what connects us all. A culture encompassing people from all walks of life, based on the interaction between human and horse.
“A race horse is the only animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time”
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