Jockey World's Monthly Feature Articles
Our Featured Articles are produced by our very own Jockey World Members who are students of horse racing. They feature prominent names in racing - then and now - of top owners, trainers, jockeys and horses in the game!
Featured Horse: "Texas Red" by Kathryn Lindquist
Short Excerpt - "Although he has but two wins to his name, Texas Red has already been singled out as one of the early favorites for this year’s Run for the Roses. His devastating late turn of foot threw the competition aside in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and set up for a sophomore season that will prove the best is yet to come..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Owner: "Willis Horton" by Kristen Neiding
Short Excerpt - "In the weeks leading up to the Eclipse Awards, most fans were looking forward to two things: who would win Horse of the Year, and another acceptance speech by Willis Horton. When he accepted the 2013 Champion 3-Year-Old Male award for Will Take Charge, Willis Horton entertained the audience by poking fun at himself and holding the stage long after the music played; then the crowd gave him a standing ovation for his efforts.
Willis Horton hails from a small town in Arkansas, where he’s worn many hats throughout the years: parts store owner, turkey farmer, feed mill owner, and Searcy County Judge, but the career he’s most known for is turning his family’s construction business into D.R. Horton, America’s largest home builder.
Horton had horses as a child..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Trainer: "James P. Conway" by Kate Weissmuller
Short Excerpt - “Horse racing Hall of Fame trainer James P. Conway won over fifty different graded stakes races. Many of these graded stakes were won multiple times. This remarkable track record makes James P. Conway one of the greats of horse racing history.
James P. Conway was born on August 4, 1910. Following World War II, around age 35, Conway worked a variety of backstretch jobs. In 1946, Conway began his professional career as a thoroughbred race horse trainer..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Jockey: "Johnny Longden" by Sarah Troxell
Short Excerpt - "Johnny Longden was born in England in 1907, and raised in Canada, but he found most of his fame for his prowess in the saddle in the U.S. He actually did not decide to become a jockey until the age of twenty, and there is little to suggest he had much horse experience before that. It didn't matter, though. He quickly established himself as a major force in the racing world. While he primarily rode in California, two of his most notable career achievements – one as a jockey, and one in his post-saddle days – came in the United States' most famous Derby..." CLICK HERE to read more!