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: "Willis Horton" by Kristen Neiding
Short Excerpt - "In the weeks leading up to the Eclipse Awards, most fans were looking forward to two things: who would win Horse of the Year, and another acceptance speech by Willis Horton. When he accepted the 2013 Champion 3-Year-Old Male award for Will Take Charge, Willis Horton entertained the audience by poking fun at himself and holding the stage long after the music played; then the crowd gave him a standing ovation for his efforts.
Willis Horton hails from a small town in Arkansas, where he’s worn many hats throughout the years: parts store owner, turkey farmer, feed mill owner, and Searcy County Judge, but the career he’s most known for is turning his family’s construction business into D.R. Horton, America’s largest home builder.
Horton had horses as a child..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Trainer: "Ronald 'Ron' McAnally" by Kate Weissmuller
Short Excerpt - “Ronald “Ron” McAnally is one of the most honored and respected Hall of Fame trainers in North America. He was born on July 11, 1932 in Covington, Kentucky. When he was a young child, McAnally’s mother passed away, placing him and his siblings in an orphanage called the Covington Protestant Children's Home. McAnally attended the local high school and served his mandatory years with the United States Air Force after his high school graduation..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Jockey: "Eddie Arcaro" by Sarah Troxell
Short Excerpt - "When Eddie Arcaro was born in the early 1900's in Ohio, there was nothing in his immediate family background to suggest he would become one of the most well-known jockeys ever, or that he would become a jockey at all, for that matter. There was one thing about his childhood that somewhat helped him on that road, however. According to his autobiography, he had to stick to a special diet due to issues digesting certain foods and this could very well have contributed to him staying small even as other kids of his age reached a more typical size.
Another occurrence of his childhood that steered him towards the races..." CLICK HERE to read more!