Jockey World's Monthly Feature Articles
Our Featured Articles are produced by our very own Jockey World Members who are students of horse racing. They feature prominent names in racing - then and now - of top owners, trainers, jockeys and horses in the game!
Featured Horse: "Ben's Cat" by Kathryn Lindquist
Short Excerpt - "It has become rare in racing today to see a horse race past age three, or have a career that spans over forty races, but Ben's Cat has managed both in his lifetime. On Nov. 29 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, 8-year-old Ben's Cat won the $200,000 Fabulous Strike Handicap for a third time in a fabulous win by 3 1/4 lengths after circling the field in the homestretch. He earned his highest Beyer Speed Figure ever in this start, his 45th.
Ben's Cat made his debut..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Owner: "Stavros Niarchos, Flaxman Holdings Ltd." by Kristen Neiding
Short Excerpt - "As Americans, we tend to think of the Breeders' Cup as the Eclipse Awards Championships. In the weeks leading up to the races this year, there was much discussion about the four three year old colts in the Classic, and the implications for Horse of the Year...
...With so much focus on the Classic three year olds, some of the other storylines were lost. For instance, did you realize that the Japan-bred winner of the Mile, and the dominant New York turf horse share something in common? Something they also share with two-time Mile winner, Miesque, and champion sire Nureyev? They all campaigned under owner Stavros Niarchos, or his banner, Flaxman Holdings Ltd..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Trainer: "Christophe Clement" by Kate Weissmuller
Short Excerpt - “On November 1, 1965 in Paris France, Christophe Clement was born into a long line of horsemen beginning with his grandfather who owned racehorses, then his father who was a successful French racehorse trainer. Because of his father, Christophe grew up on his training farm in Chantilly, France. Christophe’s brother, Nicholas Clement, trained the winner of the 1990 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe out of the barn in Chantilly.
After Miguel Clement, Christophe’s father..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Jockey: "Florent Geroux" by Sarah Troxell
Short Excerpt - "When Florent Geroux was growing up, his father worked as a jockey and then began training horses. This put the younger Geroux in the midst of the racing world from the beginning, and he eventually enrolled in the riding academy Afasec at the age of thirteen. When he began riding professionally, he went on to become a leading apprentice in France.
Geroux first rode at Keeneland in the fall of 2007, after coming to the United States to ride for trainer Patrick Biancone..." CLICK HERE to read more!