Thoroughbred Racing Commentary
  Dave Briggs was named winner of the 2014 Media Sovereign Award for writing for a six-part series on slots in Ontario racing published by Thoroughbred Racing Commentary in April 2014. The Sovereign Awards, initiated to celebrate the champions Thoroughbred racing in Canada, were presented at ceremony in Ontario on April 10. It was the first Sovereign Award for Briggs, 45, a horse racing columnist...


Undefeated Dortmund carries heavy memories of breeder's Ky Derby dream

Birds were beginning to sing to the dawn when the plane fell out of the clouded summer sky, shattering lives and scorching a swath of sweet Kentucky bluegrass.

Walden Q&A: Winstar CEO talks Ky Derby, scouting elite stallions

Elliott Walden, a third-generation horseman from the Bluegrass State, has experienced the Kentucky Derby from myriad angles during the course of his 30 years working in the racing industry.

Ky Derby is a priceless asset - how can US racing take better advantage of it?

Everyone closely involved with horse racing has experienced something like this: A new acquaintance or a casual contact, perhaps a fellow airplane passenger or a chatty cabbie, asks, “Have you ever won th

How the KY Derby contenders measure up on pedigree

Fans of American Pharoah can take heart from the fact that, as a son of Pioneerof The Nile, he is the only descendant of Fappiano likely to line up in the Kentucky Derby.

Memories of Giant's Causeway as a potential new Coolmore star is readied for classic glory

You can plot the graph of Gleneagles’ odds for next Saturday's Qipco 2,000 Guineas quite easily.

Union between KY horsemen, tracks shows evolving mindset on aftercare

At the close of the second Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit in March 2008, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and The Jockey Club, underwriters and hosts for the event, released eight r

Record-breaking Tapit filly highlights strong renewal of OBS Spring Sale

The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training continued its upward progression in 2015, featuring a record price for the auction house and an increase in average for the thi

How NY's Gallagher's Stud has built a reputation for runners

There was no grand idea at first. Jerry Brody and his wife Marlene, simply wanted to have a little farm upstate in Columbia County, New York. Horses weren’t even in the picture.

Why Mubtaahij has a real shot to win the KY Derby

The numbers don’t lie: never has the Kentucky Derby been so prone to foreign invasion.

'Unforgivingly selective' buyers, but DBS Breeze-Up market advances again

There might have been no record-breaking transactions at this year’s DBS Breeze-Up Sale in Doncaster but such was the depth of trade for the better horses that the auction house ended the day by celebrating a recor