UPDATED 8:41 AM ET SEP. 30, 2019
ARCADIA, Calif. — As the daughter of a jockey, Christina Blacker spent nearly every day of her childhood at the Santa Anita race track.
In fact, she was born into a community dedicated to horses and the sport of racing.
“My mom actually scheduled a c-section on a Tuesday because there was no racing that day so my dad could be here for when I was born,” Blacker said.
She was just four-years-old when she first jumped into a saddle herself and fell in love with thoroughbreds.