Mikolay’s first exposure to racing came at a young age, attending Arlington Park with her family. In 2001 Mikolay secured an internship at Arlington, which she parlayed into another job as co-host of Horsin’ Around on Fox Sports Chicago. A graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago, she is the racing analyst at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the second year. A 32-year-old native of Elk Grove Village, Ill., Mikolay has performed similar duties at Hawthorne Race Course in Chicago and Presque Isle Downs in Erie, Pa, which she still works at during their summer meet for four seasons. In addition to hosting the daily Churchill Downs Simulcast Network production of live Fair Grounds racing, Mikolay co-hosts the pre-race Fair Grounds Today show. She also contributes to FairGroundsRaceCourse.com as both a handicapper and blogger.