About Mary Cage
Mary Cage, a 19-year-old avid fan of horse racing, has been around horses all her life, having owned, shown, and judged them for as
long as she can remember. She began writing her own horse racing blog, Past the Grandstand, in August 2011 and has since been
published with the BloodHorse's website, the American Quarter Horse Association's magazine America's Horse, and Southern Racehorse Magazine. Blogging about the sport of horse racing combines her love for horse
racing and writing. In her personal horse experience, she has won several horse judging contests at major stock shows and, in the show ring, is a Texas 4-H State Champion and Appaloosa Youth World Championship Show Top Ten finalist.
Mary has always aspired to have a career with horses and since
her love for horse racing began, she has dreamed of pursuing a career in the
Thoroughbred racing industry, possibly as a writer and marketing/communications specialist. She is currently attending West Texas A&M University, where she is majoring in Agricultural Media and Communication. With this blog, she hopes to show readers horse racing through the eyes of a young fan as she writes about assorted horse racing topics.