Erin Shea
 Around the time of the Kentucky Derby I always get a number of questions about the race, horses, Kentucky, etc. -- everything ranging from “What happens in the infield?” and “Who do you like?” to stranger things such as “Don’t they hold the Derby at the Kentucky Horse Park?” I’m sure this happens to a number of other horsey people, especially those who have ever called Kentucky home. However,...


Lovely Maria flying the flag as Airdrie Stud goes from strength to strength

As Brereton Jones stood at Churchill Downs in June 2012 celebratin

Photos of the week: May 20, 2015

Scenes from Woodbine, Newbury, Belmont, Pimlico, Kranji, and Tokyo.

Ireland's season set to burst into life at 'the Place of the Running Horse'

It’s been pottering along for nine weeks but, save for a handful of largely inconclusive classic trials, the Irish flat season has barely made a mark on the international racing landscape so far.

Why American Pharoah could be a special case in the annals of Triple Crown history

“The past is a different country: they do things differently there.”

Bonomo Q&A: 'Our job is to make racing the best it can be'

As the New York Racing Association’s recently appointed chairman of the reorganization board of directors settles into his new role, the differences between Anthony J.

All eyes on Free Eagle as Moyglare Stud looks to build on Haefner's legacy

It’s been one of the world’s leading racing and breeding operations for half a century, producing outstanding winners of some of the world’s greatest races, including the Melbourne

Social media leads former racetracker to long-lost love

Talk with anyone who has worked on the racetrack long enough, either as a hot walker, exercise rider, trainer, or groom, and without fail the same opinion will come through in every conversation: Racetrac

Coaxing the Kiwis to Australia's jumps races

Australia’s flagship jumping festival wrapped up last week at Warrnambool, and after a successful, casualty-free three days on the track, Australian jumps racing is celebra

American Pharoah, KY Derby also-rans hold strong hand in Preakness

The field for the 140th Preakness is set, and the octet that will go postward includes five runners from the Kentucky Derby.

Preakness marks a stern test for Divining Rod and a milestone for Team Delacour

Since 1970, only seven Preakness winners didn’t compete in the Kentucky Derby.