Janine Starykowicz is a Thoroughbred owner and publisher of Chicago Barn to Wire, and also works in retail marketing. Janine started Chicago Barn to Wire in July 2000 to cover horse racing in Chicago and Illinois, both Thoroughbred and harness. She's also been active as a grassroots advocate for both national and state-based non-profit organizations dedicated to reducing equine cruelty and neglect through education and legislation. Prior to this, Janine was involved in political and non-profit fundraising. She has a degree in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University Bloomington.