Marion E. Altieri calls herself a racing essayist--this allows her the freedom to write for many racing and other equine-related media, and to use adjectives frequently. (She loves adjectives. And absolutely adores alliteration.) She served as Editorial Director of Equicurean magazine for the first two years, and currently writes for several Thoroughbred- and Arabian-related publications: Desert Mirage, Arabian Finish Line and Galopp Magasinet, to name a few.
(The most challenging gig of her life was that of editing a book about Iraqi Purebred Arabians--originally written in Arabic, translated into English. That job stretched her intellectual, spiritual and emotional muscles, she reports--the author became a dear friend, and a colleague with whom she'd love to work, anytime.) She has blogs on Saratoga.com and SaratogaRaceTrack.com, and continues to wait for her opp to write the screenplay for The Next Great Horse Racing Movie. She's jazzed about "Eye on Saratoga"--bringing Saratoga workouts, racing, etc., to your HRN doorstep--and to "The Dish on Arabians," a new blog about an ancient breed.
She's thrilled about joining the HRN team--to be a member of the Nation--and looks forward to a long, healthy and horse-ful relationship with her colleagues.