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: "Dank: Looking for a Filly & Mare Turf Double" by Kathryn Lindquist
Short Excerpt - "Dank (adjective) disagreeably damp, musty, and typically cold. synonyms: damp, musty, chilly, clammy.
The definition above for the word “dank” is from the pages of the Oxford English Dictionary, but it does little to describe the champion mare who bears the same word for a name. Known most prominently as the filly who captured the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita Park, CA, Dank is a British Thoroughbred by Dansili, whose Grandsire was the great Danehill. She is now looking to do something that has never been done before, to win two Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf races, back to back..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Owner: "Sagamore Farm - Part 2: Kevin Plank" by Kristen Neiding
Short Excerpt - "Kevin Plank first saw Sagamore Farm while riding his bicycle, and although he had no deep interest in racing or horses at the time, it caught his attention – the trees cleared, and there was the expanse of green pastures, white fencing, and the red roofed barns.
At the time, Plank was focused on Under Armour, the sports apparel he invented. While Plank was playing college football, he was unsatisfied with cotton shirts, which get soaked with sweat, and become heavy and sticky. Plank knew that athletes needed a better product, so he invented Under Armour.
Likewise, Kevin Plank knew that Maryland needed horse racing..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Trainer: "Mark Casse" by Kate Weissmuller
Short Excerpt - “Inspired and encouraged by his father Norman Casse, Mark Casse fell in love with thoroughbred horse racing and breeding at the budding age of twelve. Casse was born on February 14, 1961 in Indianapolis, Indiana where his father operated a successful breeding business. The Casse family and business relocated to Ocala, Florida where Mark grew up on his father’s Cardinal Hill Farm.
Mark’s first job was mucking stalls at his father's barn in Indiana, where he learned horsemanship and responsibility..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Jockey: "Julien Leparoux" by Sarah Troxell
Short Excerpt - "Julien Leparoux was born in Senlis, France, on July 15, 1983. Senlis is not far from Chantilly, the seat of most horse racing activity in France. His father was a jockey who later became a trainer, and it didn’t take long for the younger Leparoux to follow in his father’s footsteps, and it took even less time for him to rise to the top as a jockey. He moved to the United States in 2003, working as an exercise rider for Patrick Biancone.
In 2005, Leparoux began his career as a jockey..." CLICK HERE to read more!