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: "Ben's Cat" by Kathryn Lindquist
Short Excerpt - "It has become rare in racing today to see a horse race past age three, or have a career that spans over forty races, but Ben's Cat has managed both in his lifetime. On Nov. 29 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, 8-year-old Ben's Cat won the $200,000 Fabulous Strike Handicap for a third time in a fabulous win by 3 1/4 lengths after circling the field in the homestretch. He earned his highest Beyer Speed Figure ever in this start, his 45th.
Ben's Cat made his debut..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Owner: "Stavros Niarchos, Flaxman Holdings Ltd." by Kristen Neiding
Short Excerpt - "As Americans, we tend to think of the Breeders' Cup as the Eclipse Awards Championships. In the weeks leading up to the races this year, there was much discussion about the four three year old colts in the Classic, and the implications for Horse of the Year...
...With so much focus on the Classic three year olds, some of the other storylines were lost. For instance, did you realize that the Japan-bred winner of the Mile, and the dominant New York turf horse share something in common? Something they also share with two-time Mile winner, Miesque, and champion sire Nureyev? They all campaigned under owner Stavros Niarchos, or his banner, Flaxman Holdings Ltd..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Trainer: "Christophe Clement" by Kate Weissmuller
Short Excerpt - “On November 1, 1965 in Paris France, Christophe Clement was born into a long line of horsemen beginning with his grandfather who owned racehorses, then his father who was a successful French racehorse trainer. Because of his father, Christophe grew up on his training farm in Chantilly, France. Christophe’s brother, Nicholas Clement, trained the winner of the 1990 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe out of the barn in Chantilly.
After Miguel Clement, Christophe’s father..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Jockey: "Ramon Dominguez" by Sarah Troxell
Short Excerpt - "Horse of the Year Havre de Grace. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Hansen. Multiple Eclipse Award winner. Six winners in one day on a Saratoga card in 2012. Winner of the George Woolf Memorial Award in 2012, indicating the immense respect his peers hold for him. Any one of these mounts, achievements, or accolades could have been career pinnacles for a jockey. For Ramon Dominguez, though he always lets his accomplishments speak for themselves, they were just a natural effect of his skill in the saddle and his upstanding reputation on and off the track..." CLICK HERE to read more!