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: "Dortmund" by Kathryn Lindquist
Short Excerpt - "The Kentucky Derby is just a few months away, and with the world preparing to converge on Churchill Downs for the run for the roses, horsemen, horseplayers and fans alike are searching for their future champion. That winner have yet to emerge from obscurity or may be right under their noses, and his name, in fact, may be Dortmund..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Owner: "Ralph Evans" by Kristen Neiding
Short Excerpt - "Ralph Evans was introduced to thoroughbred racing as a child in the 1940s, when his uncle would take him to Thistledown and Randall Park. Later, Evans got a summer job with the valet for the two tracks, which he described as a great job since he worked midday to evening, leaving mornings and nights free. Eventually, Evans moved on, and found success on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Trainer: "Ian Wilkes" by Kate Weissmuller
Short Excerpt - “Currently ranked 13th on Blood-Horse’s list of top trainers, Ian Wilkes is climbing up the rankings to compete with some of the most well-known trainers for the title as best trainer of 2015.
Ian Wilkes was born almost fifty years ago on May 25, 1965 in Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia. He was raised on a dairy farm, which taught him how to care for animals. When he turned 16-years-old, Wilkes began working as an exercise rider and groom for Australian trainers Colin Hayes..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Jockey: "Christophe Soumillon" by Sarah Troxell
Short Excerpt - "Christophe Soumillon was born in Belgium into horse racing roots. His father rode in steeplechase races and when his son was old enough to seek a career, those horse racing roots led him to an apprenticeship at Chantilly Racecourse in France. The younger Soumillon won his first race at the age of sixteen, winning on a 75-1 longshot named Bruno. He was named the French champion apprentice in 1999, and his career is primarily based in Europe to this day..." CLICK HERE to read more!