Michelle Borisenok, founder and president of Brown Road Racing, is offering women a unique opportunity to experience racehorse ownership. Inspired by a vision of women and families at the racetrack, Borisenok created Brown Road Racing in 2018 with a focus on education and camaraderie for women interested in the sport. The partnership currently consists of seven partners, with Borisenok at the helm.
Borisenok's commitment to women's advancement includes donations to the BOLD Women's Leadership Group at her alma mater, the College of Saint Rose. Her first horse, Gotta B Bold, named after the BOLD scholars, became the starting point for Brown Road Racing's success.
The partnership's horses are primarily trained by Ray Handal, selected for his transparency and equine welfare approach. Their victory in the 2021 Cicada at Aqueduct Racetrack with Just Read It marked a turning point for the partnership, solidifying their presence in the industry.
Borisenok aims to share the entire journey of the horse from birth to retirement with her partners, fostering a personal connection and a unique experience. Alongside Brown Road Racing, Borisenok operates Old Tavern Farm in Saratoga Springs, where they breed and raise horses for sale or racing.
As she continues her venture in the racing world, Borisenok emphasizes the importance of highlighting women's achievements in the industry to inspire future generations of women. Her dedication to empowering women and sharing the excitement of racehorse ownership underscores her vision for Brown Road Racing and the community at large.