Donna Barton Brothers

Former Jockey

Donna Barton Brothers is a former jockey who retired from riding professionally in 1998. Shortly after retiring from riding she began to work in television and has covered horse racing and other horse sports for TVG, ESPN, NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network. She is also the author of a book about horse racing, “Inside Track: Insider’s Guide to Horse Racing”. 

My interest in the TAA began with a basic interest in thoroughbred aftercare and the frustration that came from wanting to donate to aftercare programs but not knowing which ones were trustworthy. When the TAA was created as both an accrediting body for aftercare organizations and a fundraising arm to assist them, I knew it was a win-win and wanted to be involved in any way I could.