Morrisville State College equine students had a lot to cheer about last week when a second horse claimed victory at the Finger Lakes Racetrack.
The most recent win, June 12, went to Hot Idea, a brown mare trained by Clyde Cranwell, associate professor and director of the college’s thoroughbred program.
It’s the college’s second win of the season. The first win on June 9, went to Don’t Back Down, a bay gelding trained by Cranwell.
The college has 11 horses in training for the 2015 season; four stalled at Finger Lakes Racetrack and seven more being trained at the college to compete.
“Our students and staff work very hard with these horses,” Cranwell said. “It is very gratifying to see them cross the finish line.”
A unique feature of the college’s thoroughbred program is a summer option where students can gain actual experience racing horses at the Finger Lakes Racetrack with Cranwell. The college has been racing at Finger Lakes Racetrack since 2007.