Why North America leads the world – for this week at least

Why North America leads the world – for this week at least

James Willoughby picks out the jockey, trainer, owner and sire who made the biggest impact on the TRC Global Rankings in the week that ended on Sunday.

Who are the most successful female trainers at the top level?

Who are the most successful female trainers at the top level?

The owners of North America - the continent, not the horse - may appear to have largely turned their backs on female jockeys when it comes to letting them ride their horses in the best races, but they are clearly better disposed towards female trainers.

How Victor Espinoza’s recovery has been held up by flaws in the workers’ compensation system

How Victor Espinoza’s recovery has been held up by flaws in the workers’ compensation system

Two weekends ago at Santa Anita, it looked like jockey Victor Espinoza’s road to recovery was nearing its end.

The Pegasus: here’s hoping they keep overcoming the challenges

The Pegasus: here’s hoping they keep overcoming the challenges

The announcement in 2015 by the Stronach Group and Gulfstream Park that they were to launch the Pegasus World Cup Invitational in January 2017 was greeted with a number of criticisms. Some naysayers suggested the inaugural $12 million purse was too extravagant, while others felt it would be difficult to get top-level participation in January.

Ten top horse racing pop songs

Ten top horse racing pop songs

There are a multitude of songs about horses, but only those specifically related to horse racing – or at least making explicit reference to the sport – have been considered suitable for selection here.

It is not enough just to consider any old equine matters, thereby ruling out massive hits like America’s ‘Horse With No Name’, the Osmonds’ ‘Crazy Horses’ or ‘The Horses’ by Daryl Braithwaite (the song now synonymous Read more

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