Meet Ronnie Houghton
Ronnie Houghton is the outrider here at Hazel Park Raceway, pictured here on horse Mingo. As an outrider, Houghton is responsible for maintaining a safe environment on the racetrack for both riders and horses. Houghton's been here at Hazel Park for "a long time." He raced from 1959 to 1980, racing at Hazel Park starting in 1970. He's been an outrider here on an "off-and-on basis" since 1976. His son is jockey T.D. Houghton.