- Exclusive interview with – BELINDA STRONACH. The most powerful woman in the racing world.
- Hugh Bowman – Top of the World for the jockey from down under
- Shergar – Inside racing´s greatest drama
- Photo Special – Michele Ardu
- Tod Sloan – the inventor of modern day race riding.
- BUSINESS, ENTERTAINMENT & HORSE WELFARE
Belinda Stronach about how racing will become a sport of tomorrow.
The Stronach Group has in less than 20 years become one of the world’s great powers in horse racing – owning half a dozen racecourses and a major betting company. Belinda Stronach runs the group, and saying that she is one of the most influential persons in horse racing today is no exaggeration. Mats Genberg met her for a talk about the future of horse racing. A chat about entertainment, internationalism, horse welfare and living on a racecourse.
By: Mats Genberg Photos: the Stronach Group, Erin Gilmore, Kelly SerfossTop of the World - Down Under
Recently named the best in the world and the man who gets to ride one of the all-time greats, champion Australian jockey Hugh Bowman is at the peak of his powers.
By Shane McNally Photo Sharon Lee ChapmanInside racing´s greatest drama
Shergar lit up the racing world in 1981, winning the Epsom Derby by 10 lengths. He was set to become a superstar stallion, but events took a dark turn with kidnap, ransom, and an uncertain end making Shergar’s story one of racing’s greatest dramas.
By: Alex CairnsThe monkey on a stick
So – who else has one of those old English horse racing prints on their wall? Ever wondered how the jockeys could ride with those long leathers? Nowadays you never see riders that don’t have their irons jacked up so high that their knees are somewhere above the saddle. When did the riders start to look like monkeys on a stick? Well, Tod Sloan was the first!
by: Camilla Osterman