Eimear Mulhern: young people should be involved a lot more in organising racing

Eimear Mulhern: young people should be involved a lot more in organising racing

As chairman of the Goffs sales company for the past 13 years and owner of Abbeville Stud in County Kildare, Ireland, Eimear Mulhern is one of the leading figures in the European bloodstock industry. Among her many other roles, she is also a director the French sales company Arqana, a director of Horse Racing Ireland, a committee member of Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, and a council member of the Irish Thoroughbred Read more

Jockeys who ride into their 60s: this is how it’s done

Jockeys who ride into their 60s: this is how it’s done

Who’s the oldest jockey still active in Thoroughbred racing around the world? It’s not 55-year-old U.S. Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, who is the oldest rider currently in the TRC Global Rankings top 500. It’s not the famed Brazilian Jorge Ricardo, who has ridden more Thoroughbred winners than anyone ever (he’s approaching 13,000). Ricardo will  be 57 at the end of this month. It could, however, Read more

Children of Secretariat: the playful last night of a much-loved mare

Children of Secretariat: the playful last night of a much-loved mare

A little more than a month after Albany’s Secret’s 30th birthday (last April 28), the temperatures in northern Alabama rose into unbearable territory and the Secretariat mare suddenly stopped eating. Her best friend, a Tennessee Walking Horse named Major Influence, several years her junior, also stopped eating, perhaps in a show of solidarity. Two days elapsed, and Karen Chillcott was on the verge of panic.

How Irish Champions Weekend has quickly become embedded into racing’s psyche

How Irish Champions Weekend has quickly become embedded into racing’s psyche

The building blocks for Irish Champions Weekend - the fifth edition of which takes place tomorrow and Sunday - had been there for a while. You just needed somebody to come up with the blueprint and put it all together.

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