Horse trainer honoured for literacy workJeannie Spence helps jockeys, grooms, maintenance workers improve their livesBy Sarah Dobson10/24/2011|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/25/2011 Years ago, Jeannie Spence put herself through university as a barrel racer and jockey on the B-circuit track in the British Columbia interior — once even breaking her neck and collarbone after a spill on the track. She went on to become a primary school teacher and thoroughbred trainer. But Spence has also devoted her days to a different type of teaching at the racetrack — helping jockeys and other behind-the-scenes workers on the backstretch learn to read. Her dedication was recognized recently by ABC Life Literacy Canada with the 2012 Dr. Alan Middleton Workplace Literacy and Learning award, presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution towards increasing workplace literacy and essential skills in the community. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.