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Out of the Gates: A short documentary

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In this short documentary, follow Amelia Hauschild, a 16-year-old jockey, as she prepares for her first race as a professional and deals with the challenges of being a female in a male dominated...

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In the shadow of the wall: A tribe divided

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An in-depth look at how President Trump’s border wall threatens to separate the already divided Tohono O’odham Indian...

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Out of the Gates: Youngest female jockey in the West off to good start

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PHOENIX — As the Sunday morning sunshine illuminates the turf at one of America’s oldest horse racetracks, jockeys of all ages walk their horses along the rows of stables and prepare for the completion they look forward to every weekend. On Jan. 22, though, one name is on everyone’s mind: Amelia Hauschild. As the morning commotion continues, the Tucson jockey walks through her morning warmup followed by camera crews and a barrage of friendly banter from other jockeys. At 16, Amelia is one of the youngest female jockeys on the West Coast — and that specific date was her first race as a professional. In a predominantly male sport, Hauschild and the handful of other females at the Turf Paradise racetrack in Phoenix compete alongside veterans of the sport, edging toward the finish line and a larger prize. “Being...

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