Erin Shea
After American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, and after taking in the moment and attempting to beat the crowd out of Belmont Park, I did something that has become part of my routine of watching any sporting event: I checked Twitter. It seemed that everyone -- even those who weren’t on the bandwagon of a possible Triple Crown winner before the...


Are first-season sire fees too high in Australia?

There are strong arguments in Australia that some of the freshman stallions for the upcoming breeding season are among the best ever.

Thrills aplenty for the new partnership behind undefeated Lady Eli

When the undefeated Lady Eli, last year’s winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, enters the starting gate for Saturday’s Belmont Oaks she will continue what her co-owner Jay Hanley calls an “u

Spendthrift in Australia: New market, familiar emphasis on value

B. Wayne Hughes’s Spendthrift Farm extended its reach to Australia this year by purchasing Yallambee Stud in Victoria.

Husbands: Back - with a vengeance

Gary Kemplen wasn’t quite sure what to expect when he stepped into the hospital room to see his fallen rider.

New British university course aimed at developing management excellence in racing

British racing has taken a significant new step towards developing leaders for the future by launching a special university course.

Fleming vs. Australian Stud Book: The curious case of Eau d'Etoile

The debate about artificial insemination might have run its course in global horse racing, but what about the equally polarising issue of embryo transfer?

Is the Irish Derby becoming a race for the girls?

When Salsabil lined up in the Irish Derby in 1990, she had history as well as eight colts against her.

Gold Cup at Santa Anita: Enduring through the decades

Back in 1979, beloved Triple Crown winner Affirmed added the G1 Hollywood Gold Cup to his resume in unforgettable fashion, prevailing after a long stretch duel and setting a new all-time earnings record.

Nursery of champions: The remarkable success of Camas Park Stud

They’ve been conjuring up champions on both sides of the Atlantic for years, featuring Breeders’ Cup and Arc wins and a host of other memorable G1 triumphs around the world

Looking back: Top class off-track Thoroughbreds of yesteryear

After Touch of Class sailed over the final jump in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, guaranteeing a first-ever gold medal for United States in both team and individual show jumping, the petite, bay mare s