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Ky Racing Spotlight: Ferrin Peterson, Bill Morey and Ky Sen. Robin Webb

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022) — Veterinarian-turned-jockey Ferrin Peterson, trainer Bill Morey and Kentucky State Senator Robin Webb are this week’s featured guests on Kentucky Racing Spotlight presented by the Kentucky HBPA this Friday from 6-7 p.m. ET on Louisville’s ESPN 680 AM/105.7 FM.

Ferrin Peterson DVM, who also is a jockey, is helping veterinarian Dr. Nathan Chaney during Keeneland’s January sale – and then will ride at Turfway Park on the weekend. Joe Clabes photo

Peterson rode part-time at Golden Gate Fields while working on her veterinary medicine degree at the University of California Davis, plunging into riding full-time after achieving her DVM in 2019. She rode in Southern California, Monmouth Park and the mid-Atlantic before relocating to Kentucky last fall with an eye on Turfway Park’s long winter meet. Peterson spends her non-racing days assisting in surgeries at an equine clinic. This week, she’s helping another veterinarian with sales work at Keeneland.

Morey, who relocated his stable from California to Kentucky in mid-2019, captured Turfway Park’s holiday meet title the past two years. His stable includes 3-for-3 Marissa’s Lady, winner of Churchill Downs’ $200,000 Fern Creek and Turfway’s $100,000 Gowell Stakes, along with the stakes-winners Visitant and Hush of a Storm.

Kentucky State Senator Robin Webb with jockey John McKee at Ellis Park last summer. Joe Clabes photo

Program hosts Joe Clabes and Jennie Rees also welcome Senator Webb, who is from Grayson and represents Boyd, Carter and Greenup counties. The straight-shooting Webb is an attorney with expertise in equine law as well as a horsewoman, sportswoman, stateswoman and proud advocate for her East Kentucky district.

Bill Morey (right) accepted his second Holiday meet training title from Turfway Park racing secretary Tyler Picklesimer. Coady Photography

In addition to airing on ESPN 680-AM/105.7 FM, the region’s sports-talk leader, Kentucky Racing Spotlight will be streamed live at espnlouisville.com, on the ESPN 680 app and the TuneIn and iHeart apps. The replay will be available on espnlouisville.com under the podcasts tab.

Kentucky Racing Spotlight is sponsored by the Kentucky HBPA, Louisville Thoroughbred Society, NKYTribune.com and Davis Innovation.

Check out Kentucky Racing Spotlight’s Facebook page and @KyRacingSptlght on Twitter.

Previous shows archived at


Jan. 7: Spendthrift Farm general manager Ned Toffey, Keeneland vice president for sales Tony Lacy, Thoroughbred Racing Society’s Gene McLean and KY Representative Adam Koenig.

Dec. 17: Horse owner Chester Thomas, trainer John Ortiz and Kentucky State Senator John Schickel

Dec. 10: KY Senator Damon Thayer, Louisville Thoroughbred Society’s Gene McLean and retiring jockey Robby Albarado.

Dec. 3: Horse owner Mike Mackin of Lucky 7 Stable, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale and Horse Racing Nation’s Ed DeRosa.

Gene McLean takes Jennie on a tour of the Louisville Thoroughbred Society

LTS video: Part 1

LTS video: Part 2

Jennie Rees is a communications and advocacy specialist in the horse industry who spent 32 years covering horse racing for The (Louisville) Courier-Journal before taking a corporate buyout. In addition to handling communications for the Kentucky HBPA, Rees is Kentucky Downs’ publicity director, manages in-season racing publicity for Ellis Park and serves as a consultant to the National HBPA. Other projects include the Preakness Stakes, Indiana Grand’s Indiana Derby Week and work for various HBPA affiliates and horsemen’s associations.