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: "That's Horse Racing" by Kathryn Lindquist
Short Excerpt - "Jockey World's very own member and contributing writer, Kathryn Lindquist, attended this year's 2014 Belmont Stakes acting as Jockey World's on location correspondent to capture California Chrome's attempt at history. The following feature is an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the events that unfolded..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Owner: "Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth ll" by Kristen Neiding
Short Excerpt - "...we relish in stories of ordinary folks purchasing inexpensive horses, then rising to the highest levels of our sport, to win our most beloved races. And yet kings are still involved in horse racing, but in the US, our interaction with them is through stable names such as Godolphin, Darley, Shadwell, and Juddmonte. Unless we have a particular interest in, or a wager on, one of their horses, we don't particularly care whether they win or lose; we regard them the same as any other owner in the sport. In the UK, conversely, the most special days in racing are when their beloved Queen wins a major race..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Trainer: "Michael Ernest Millerick" by Kate Weissmuller
“Racing Hall of Fame trainer Michael Ernest Millerick is best known for his success along the West Coast circuit, and also his unique nickname “Buster.” Buster was born and raised in Petaluma, California on his cousin’s ranch - now the Larson Family Winery. This ranch was located in nearby Sonoma Valley and raised multiple types of horses. The Millerick family had the..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Jockey: "Rajiv Maragh" by Sarah Troxell
Short Excerpt - "Rajiv Maragh was born in 1985 in Jamaica, and like quite a few others who took up the jockey profession, he followed in his father's footsteps when he got a leg up in that career. He began galloping horses at farms and then rode competitively in the U.S. after graduating from high school. Initially he rode for his father, who became a trainer after concluding his own jockey career.
Maragh rode his first winner in Florida in 2004, but getting good mounts didn't come easily. However, he showed promise and that caught retired Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero Jr's eye, who..." CLICK HERE to read more!