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: "Affirmed" by Kayla Jarvinen
Short Excerpt - "Foaled on February 21, 1975, Affirmed was born at Harbor View Farm in Florida. Bred and owned by Lou Wolfson, during his racing career, Affirmed was trained by Laz Barrera. Starting off as a two-year-old at the track, he raced through his four-year-old year and made up half of the great Affirmed/Alydar rivalry..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Owner: "Jim Rome" by Kristen Neiding
Short Excerpt - "For most owners, when your star racehorse comes to the end of her racing career, you expect to have a bit of a lull in your stable. Not so, for Jim Rome’s Jungle Racing LLC.
Mizdirection ran her final race in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint on November 2, 2013. Two days later, she entered the Fasig Tipton auction ring in Lexington, Kentucky, and was sold for $2.7 million. The following weekend, two year old gelding, Shared Belief, made his first start for Jim Rome..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Trainer: "Ben Jones" by Kate Weissmuller
Short Excerpt - “Not many thoroughbred racehorse trainers have the honor of saying they have won the Kentucky Derby a total of six times. Most trainers have not won the Run for the Roses one time. Benjamin Jones, better known as Ben, is a member of the very elite club of thoroughbred trainers who have won the Kentucky Derby. Ben stands out because he has won what many call “the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” six different times..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Jockey: "Gary Stevens" by Sarah Troxell
Short Excerpt - "Gary Stevens, like many jockeys, began riding at a very young age, and channeled those early riding experiences into a love for horse racing when he rode his first Thoroughbred at the age of 12, according to his autobiography. It was the beginning of a deep love for the sport and the thrill of being involved with fast horses and the track which many racing enthusiasts know so well..." CLICK HERE to read more!