Since October 2011 Remi Bellocq has served as the Executive Director of Equine Programming for Bluegrass Community and Technical College which, since 2006, remains North America’s most successful accredited vocational racing school and home of the North American Racing Academy (NARA). NARA is quickly becoming a key workforce provider offering certificate and degree programs for those seeking careers as either riders and/or horsemen in the horse racing and breeding industries. To date, NARA Jockey Pathway students have won over 1,800 races and nearly $29 million in purse earnings. Likewise, Horseman Pathway students regularly find employment as grooms and assistant trainers with top U.S. trainers such as Todd Pletcher and Ken McPeek. Prior to his current position, Remi was Executive Director and CEO of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association. And before moving to Lexington in 2001, Remi spent 18 years working in various management positions at race tracks across the country – most notably Santa Anita Park. A native New Yorker, Remi is a 1984 graduate from the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program and currently lives with his wife Bridget and son Alex in Lexington where he also dabbles as a cartoonist – a pastime he inherited from his father, the noted Daily Racing Form cartoonist Pierre “PEB” Bellocq.