Winter / 2014

Our brand new winter issue is here. And it brings you some of our best stories ever. Like a “from the saddle” view of the Grand National, a portrait of super trainer Criquette Head-Maarek and a visit to one of the most exciting racing countries right now–Turkey.

  • Grand National - 10 minutes of fame

    The Grand National is probably the most well known horse race in the world.
    Controversial. Loved by some. Hated by others.
    But what is it really like from the inside?
    From the back of a horse?
    Richard Dunwoody rode The National 14 times and won it twice. This is his story.

    Head of the class

    When Treve won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for the second year in a row, it was not only a fantastic performance by the filly, it was also a trainer’s victory.
    Many had doubts about Treve’s capacity before the race, as her results leading up to it had been all but satisfying. However, as it turned out, trainer Criquette Head-Maarek gave the filly exactly the right build up.
    This is the story of a trainer who goes her own way, and who shows that it’s not a man’s world.

    Gallop Magazine’s Ida Pyk spent a morning with her in Chantilly, France.

    Where the WEST meets the EAST

    Turkey is a country that loves its horse racing and where the sport is bigger than ever. There is racing at two of the nation’s nine racecourses almost every day of the year, and the 5,000 races annually amount to total prize money of $170 million (€136 million).

    We give you the story about racing in Turkey.


    Amanda Duckworth is Gallop’s U.S. Editor. In her younger days, she she cared for Cigar in the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park. This is her personal portrait of one of racing’s biggest stars ever,