Michelle Yu has been a life long horse lover who has turned her passion into a career. A railbird at a young age, Yu idolized Charlsie Canty and knew that someday she wanted to be able to talk horses. At 22, she moved to Kentucky and attended school at the University of Louisville. She played polo for U of L and also worked on the backside for various trainers. The highlight of gigs was surely a summer with the Asmussen barn at Saratoga when Curlin was en route to Horse of the Year honors. While in Kentucky, Yu worked for TVG as a production assistant, field producer and then contributor. A full time job offer brought her back to California where she served as a host and analyst. After several years at TVG, Yu branched out to work for Fox covering football but returned to racing as the simulcast co host for Santa Anita. Yu is also in heavy rotation on HRTV as a host and analyst and also serves as the simulcast host for Los Alamitos Thoroughbred racing. She has been a part of the Breeders Cup social segments and world feed and is living out her childhood dreams.
Yu resides in Orange County, Ca with her husband, their dogs and of course, horses.