Lauren Mendenhall

How Long Have You Worked At Herringswell Stables? It will be 5 years this April (2018). 

How Did You First Get In To Horses? I didn’t really have a choice about riding. I grew up on a farm and my mother had already gotten a pony for me before I was even born. But I can’t say that I would have wanted it any other way!

What Was Your First Job With Racehorses/On The Track? My first job on the track was actually as a vet-tech at Delaware Park for 3 years before I started galloping. 

What Is Your Favorite Racing Memory? My favorite racing memory is when Dancing Rags won the G1 Alcibiades at Keeneland. I was such a special moment and I was so proud of her!

Any Other Fond Memories? While this isn’t necessarily a “racing” memory, I will always look back on when I first started riding for Graham. I had never galloped on the track before and for a week straight, he would stand on the rail of the Tapeta track at Fair Hill and hold up one finger so that I would remember to only go a mile and slow down. I have no idea why I never got fired…