STORIES

An early August morning in Newmarket. Ed Dunlop’s string is on its way to Warren Hill.

Newmarket, a town that is all about horse racing

It’s early morning in Newmarket, 60 miles from London. The town is awakening. Hardly any traffic – maybe one or two garbage trucks. And a couple of ...
JetBoat Xtreme in Surfers Paradise.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

The Gold Coast is the kind of place where racing lovers can take their not-so-racing-loving family members for a week of racing events without creating trauma. ...
Turfers Paradise The Magic Millions Carnival starts with a party on the beach—with horses.

Turfers Paradise

Australian horse racing is more than just the Melbourne Cup. At the Gold Coast in Queensland, you can experience racing in an environment that at first ...

Welcome to Florida

Birds fly south for the winter in the USA, and so do people. Often, many of the best race horses, trainers and jockeys find themselves in ...

BEING AP

Making a living from a sport where breaking your body is part of the game, AP McCoy might not strike you as a man of fear. ...

Lucky until The End

[dropcap]In 1834, [/dropcap]at the age of 6, Elias Jackson Baldwin and his mother, father and three siblings moved from Hamilton, Ohio, to an 80-acre farm in ...
Morning exercise at Meydan.

The guy with the golden smile

The best-kept secrets are often hiding from the spotlight. The Guy with the Golden Smile is one of them. We’ve met Dihigi Gladney, the exercise rider ...
Victor Espinoza dips down his ten-million dollar winning whip.

The Espinoza revolution

The winning jockey in the 2016 Dubai World Cup was Victor Espinoza. A 44-year-old rider recognized as one of the world’s best. “Why do you guys ...
Dubai and Burj Khalifa.

Turning sand into GOLD

Twenty-five years ago, the United Arab Emirates was like a desert flower in the sand waiting patiently for the rain to make it blossom. In 1996, ...
Melbourne Cup 2015.

Girls – Rule the world

In its 155-year history, the Melbourne Cup has been won by female owners, trainers and horses. And now, finally, by a female jockey. When a 100-1 ...
You can almost see how quiet it is…

Swedish racing

Stockholm, Sweden, is one of the northernmost racing cities in the world. Unlike how it’s done in many other countries, Sweden does not have a system ...
Roccam Shots.

ELINA BJÖRKLUND

Once in a while you just fall upon photos that won’t let you go. That is what happened when we were invited to like the Facebook ...
Sunday Silence

SUNDAY SILENCE

Twenty five years after his greatest moments on the racetrack, Sunday Silence remains a cautionary tale about bias and a story of triumphant victory. The near black ...
Happy colours and happy mascots everywhere.

Go racing Gangnam style

South Korea is small — only about the size of Maine or Ireland — but it is home to some 50 million people. Of course, 75% ...
Horse Racing Kenya

Racing in Kenya

The sport of horse racing knows no borders. It does not relate to GNP or religion. Where there are people and horses, there is horse racing. It’s as ...
Black Type.

BLACK TYPE

Horse racing is full of its own special words and expressions. Sometimes it’s hard to understand. What does ”Group Races” mean? And what is a ”Black ...
The Epsom Derby (1851—Jean Louis Théodore Géricault. Painting at Le Louvre in Paris.)

The Classic Races

In racing, you’ll often hear expressions like “The Classics” or “the Classic races.” To be a Classic winner is extremely meriting to a racehorse and has a huge ...
Photo Special: Jon Franklin

JON FRANKLIN

In the summer of 1994 Jon Franklin and three work colleagues from a William Hill betting shop drove down from London to the Glorious Goodwood race ...

Northern Dancer

When you talk about horses that make history, Northern Dancer has a place of his very own. Standing a mere 14.3 hands tall (150 cm) and ...

How to be in big races

Highclere is a name that has a certain ring to it. Highclere Castle is one of the truly classic British homes, located just outside the racing ...

BLACK CAVIAR – the wonder mare

Her name is Black Caviar. During the four years between April 18, 2009 and April 17, 2013, the wonder mare affectionately known as Nelly left her mark not just ...

Things to do in Saratoga

Saratoga might be one of the few places anywhere in the world that gets so many visitors in spite of a total lack of beaches. Saratoga ...
With 12 rocking chairs, one wouldn’t mind to sit here in the company of old friends.

SARATOGA – history, health & horses

A small town. A three hour drive from New York City. 150 miles from the coast. Forty minutes from Albany. This is where you find a ...
3-time winner of the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris, Mid Dancer with rider Sylvain Dehez at Auteuil finishing 2nd on his seasonal reappearance April 2012. This is one horse I think I would have enjoyed riding! Photo: Richard Dunwoody

RICHARD DUNWOODY

Richard Dunwoody has been in more photos than most. Winners photos that is. During his career as a jockey he rode 1,699 winners in the UK ...
A quarter horse can do 0-400 m in just over 20 seconds. Compare it to a powerful car that might do it in about 13 seconds, and you get the idea…

QUARTER HORSE RACING – American speed

Drag racing on horse back. Pure speed. All horse. If you are looking for the fastest equine on Earth, look no further than the quarter horse. ...
Even the tack used in the race reflects which Contrada a horse is running for.

Palio di Siena

Two times per year the medieval city of Siena in Italy explodes in a symphony of horses, riders and colors in a way that can make ...