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: "Bayern" by Kathryn Lindquist
Short Excerpt - "To fans of Thoroughbred horse racing, the name "Bayern" may evoke images of the undefeated colt and potential Derby entry. But to a traveler, "Bayern" conjures images of striking mountains, Christmas markets and Biergartens. In German, "Bayern" means "Bavaria" one of the most culturally rich and beautiful destinations in Europe. In other words, it is the best in travel and perhaps the best in racing, too..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Owner: "Ron Paolucci" by Kristen Neiding
Short Excerpt - "If you're wondering if there's a typo in the stable name, let me assure you, there's not. Loooch is actually the correct pronunciation of the third syllable of owner, Ron Paolucci's surname (pronounced "Pay-o-Loooch-ee").
While Ron Paolucci may be best known for his Breeder's Cup winning filly, Ria Antonia, Loooch Racing actually consists of 50-60 horses at tracks across the country..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Trainer: "Hal Wiggins" by Kate Weissmuller
Short Excerpt - “Hal Wiggins was born into a Thoroughbred horse racing family. As the son of a Texan racehorse trainer, Hal came to adore horses at a young age, especially Thoroughbred racehorses. Wiggins was taught by his father how to care for a horse, train a horse, and always do what is right for the horse. Hal’s father raced his horses on small Midwest tracks. Hal knew that he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and hopefully make a difference..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Jockey: "John Velazquez" by Sarah Troxell
Short Excerpt - "Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez, popularly known as “Johnny V,” was born in Puerto Rico in 1971 and got his riding career under way by attending a jockey school there. Fellow Hall of Fame rider Angel Cordero Jr. (shown left with Velazquez) was an influential force in Velazquez’ career once Velazquez moved to the U.S. and Cordero has been his agent for over ten years.
Velazquez has been a fixture in many top races..." CLICK HERE to read more!