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: "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: "André Fabre" by Kate Weissmuller
Short Excerpt - “André Fabre was born on December 9, 1945 in Spain. His father was a diplomat and their family lived a comfortable life in Europe. Fabre attended a university and graduated with a law degree but decided to pursue a career in thoroughbred horse racing.
To become acquainted with horses and the horse racing business, young Fabre worked in a stable as a groom in France. After obtaining ground and behavioral understanding of the horses, Fabre was promoted to schooling rider..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Jockey: "Florent Geroux" by Sarah Troxell
Short Excerpt - "When Florent Geroux was growing up, his father worked as a jockey and then began training horses. This put the younger Geroux in the midst of the racing world from the beginning, and he eventually enrolled in the riding academy Afasec at the age of thirteen. When he began riding professionally, he went on to become a leading apprentice in France.
Geroux first rode at Keeneland in the fall of 2007, after coming to the United States to ride for trainer Patrick Biancone..." CLICK HERE to read more!