The Gallop Out

Marcie Heacox's Multimedia Coverage of     Thoroughbred Horse Racing

About Me

I was born December 1, 1987 in Bellflower, California. I've lived in Southern California all of my life, spending nearly all of it living in Apple Valley in the high desert. As a little girl, I  liked to draw dolphins, orcas, dinosaurs, and horsies. Lots of horsies. I eventually lost interest in the first three, but my interest in horses has continued, despite never having one to call my own. 

I became interested in horse racing primarily because of easy accessibility to it on TV. When I happened to click on over to Fusaichi Pegasus winning the 2000 Kentucky Derby, I was hooked. My first ever day at a racetrack was when my first favorite horse, Azeri, lost the 2003 Lady's Secret B.C. Hcp. at Santa Anita Park, ending her 11-race win streak. I was so crushed that I vowed I would never go to a racetrack again. That didn't last long.

I am self-taught in photography, drawing and painting. In March 2010 I graduated with honors from Cal Poly Pomona with a B.S. in Communication (emphasis in journalism) and am currently working as a freelance writer/photographer for a variety of outlets. I've also worked hands-on with the horses as a hotwalker for multiple top trainers. My other interests besides horse racing include movies, sports, general photography, general art, video games, rally car racing, and offroad dirtbike riding.


2008 profile in "California Thoroughbred"

2012 story in the "Daily Racing Form"



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