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THE DOWNLOAD: Horse Barn Wins! Jockey Wins!

By Cody Kitaura/Dateline on March 13, 2018 in University

The Horse Barn has a new resident: Al By Myself, or Celine, a world-show-caliber American quarter horse, donated to the university. Read more about this horse that is being likened to a “Maserati."

Just a jockey? Hardly!

Horse race, finish line photo
Ferrin Peterson, fourth-year veterinary student, aboard Lovely Lioness in second race Sunday. (Golden Gate Fields)
Jockeys throw water on first-time winner.
When throwing cold water is a good thing.

See that jockey on the No. 5 horse, first across the finish line? That’s Ferrin Peterson, a fourth-year veterinary student, winning her first race! It happened Sunday (March 11) at Golden Gate Fields in Albany.

"Along with riding in races, Ferrin is currently a veterinarian student at UC Davis and has worked with numerous barns and veterinarians on the Golden Gate Fields backstretch," according to track announcer Matt Dinerman, quoted by LA Times horse racing columnist John Cherwa.

“After the big win, Ferrin was treated with buckets of cold water and shaving cream from her fellow riders. ‘That was the greatest feeling!’ quipped Ferrin.”

‘The Art of the Matter’

After fourth-year art studio major McKinna Salinas took an introductory class in wildlife ecology and conservation, she translated her curiosity through a series of oil paintings representing the lectures that inspired her. Hear from her in the video above, and read more in this feature story.

UC Davis on Friday notified prospective members of the Class of 2022 that they were admitted, and a collective cheer rang out over social media. See some of the celebration by searching the hashtag #New2UCDavis.

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