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: "Dortmund" by Kathryn Lindquist
Short Excerpt - "The Kentucky Derby is just a few months away, and with the world preparing to converge on Churchill Downs for the run for the roses, horsemen, horseplayers and fans alike are searching for their future champion. That winner have yet to emerge from obscurity or may be right under their noses, and his name, in fact, may be Dortmund..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Owner: "Ralph Evans" by Kristen Neiding
Short Excerpt - "Ralph Evans was introduced to thoroughbred racing as a child in the 1940s, when his uncle would take him to Thistledown and Randall Park. Later, Evans got a summer job with the valet for the two tracks, which he described as a great job since he worked midday to evening, leaving mornings and nights free. Eventually, Evans moved on, and found success on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Trainer: "Kiaran McLaughlin" by Kate Weissmuller
Short Excerpt - “On November 15, 1960 in Lexington, Kentucky, Kiaran P. McLaughlin was born. McLaughlin attended the University of Kentucky until he decided to drop out and pursue a career in the horse racing business. First, McLaughlin became an assistant trainer for James Burchell, John Hennig, David Kassen, and then Tim Muckler. His most influential teacher was D. Wayne Lukas, who he began working for in 1985. With D. Wayne Lukas, McLaughlin was able to work with champions like Open Mind, Dynaformer..." CLICK HERE to read more!
Featured Jockey: "Rosie Napravnik" by Sarah Troxell
Short Excerpt - "Rosie Napravnik was born in 1988 in New Jersey, and known as Anna Rose Napravnik until she began riding professionally. Her family was not involved with racing, but they definitely gave Napravnik the opportunity to be around horses. Her father is a farrier, and her mother ran a training stable for event horses.
It wasn’t until seeing a horse racing documentary when she was seven that Napravnik knew she had found her calling..." CLICK HERE to read more!