Terese Karmel is a sports writer living in Storrs, Connecticut, with a special emphasis on Thoroughbred horse racing. Her stories have appeared in The Blood-Horse and many newspapers and magazines throughout the state. She has won numerous awards for profiles of sports figures. She is currently an academic advisor and an instructor in sports writing and news at the University of Connecticut. The picture was taken in the Saratoga race track club house. Her favorite place on the planet.