Plenty to whet all appetites at Goffs November Sale
Once again, the Goffs November Sale, which starts its five-day run next Monday (November 18), consists of two excellent catalogues that promise to set Europe’s winter breeding stock sales circuit off on a strong footing.
Harry Herbert: my big worry over the future of racing
Harry Herbert is one of the best-known figures in world racing - and one of the busiest. As if he didn’t have enough to do in his full-time job as Chairman and Managing Director of the hugely successful Highclere ownership syndicate and its prestigious, Derby-winning Royal Ascot Racing Club offshoot, he’s also a member of the Jockey Club, a director of Newbury Racecourse, a global ambassador for the new $20 Read more
Horses of the Year: American schizophrenia is now a thing of the past - but maybe not in Europe
If 1971 seems like a long time ago, join the club. A quick inventory of the immediate area surrounding this desk reveals only a handful of personal relics lingering from the era: a four-volume set of the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald, a high school signet ring, a small knife bought in Norway for my late brother, the soundtrack album to ‘The Wild Bunch’ in vinyl.
I is for Isaacs - and the extraordinary influence of the bloodstock empire he created
Nowadays, owners use all sorts of techniques to name their horses, whether calling them after beloved friends and family members or using the animals’ own personalities as inspiration. But in the first half of the 20th century, Colonel E.R. Bradley made famous the technique of starting all his horses’ names with his own initial - B.
Social outrage and a looming crisis, but there’s plenty to celebrate on the track
It has been one of the strangest Melbourne Cup weeks in my experience, and I have attended 36 Cups. Attitudes are different, and the public perception of racing and Cup Day in Australia is changing dramatically. It is still a public holiday in Melbourne, and it may as well be for the rest of the country, but with social media delivering a message from the anti-racing faction so strong about Read more
TRC Global Rankings Insight
#1 Ranked 10 November 2019