Thoroughbred Owner and Breeder Magazine

The full Monte

York racecourse Chairman Lord Grimthorpe describes his day job as Racing Manager to Prince Khalid Abdullah as the “best in racing” – and with Juddmonte’s operation producing homebreds of the calibre of Frankel and Kingman, it’s not hard to see why more » Read More...

The perfect fit

To breed thoroughbreds is to give a trainer an extra level of knowledge in preparing racehorses, believes Luca Cumani, and it has become a pursuit of excellence at Fittocks Stud, which is run by his wife Sara more » Read More...

Walking tall

George Baker can empathise with Joseph O’Brien’s struggle against the scales, but like his fellow giant of the weighing-room, height and weight haven’t stopped him enjoying a successful career more » Read More...

A grand inheritance

Dynaformer’s reputation for toughness lives on through a handful of his stallion sons more » Read More...

Flat championship hard to defend

I subscribe to The Times and always will – winning the Saturday Jumbo crossword is a big ambition! – but did not enjoy recent stance on the jockeys' championship more » Read More...

Staying gene pool must not run dry

TBA urges BHA and breeders to act now to protect British racing's diverse heritage more » Read More...

Adelaide retires to Coolmore Australia

Cox Plate winner to stand in New South Wales; Qatar Bloodstock's Charm Spirit to shuttle to New Zealand more » Read More...

Roderic O’Connor’s promising early start

Ballyhane Stud resident bred on same cross as Frankel notches a winner and a runner-up from first two runners more » Read More...

Magic start for Poet’s Voice

Richard Fahey-trained juvenile is first runner and first winner for Darley freshman more » Read More...

TBA urges action over decline of stayers

Racing programme requires rethink to encourage progression for three-year-olds more » Read More...

Many Clouds brings up National double for Aspell

Lambourn celebrates as Oliver Sherwood provides Trevor Hemmings with a third winner of Aintree's historic race more » Read More...

Up to the Mark

Sir Mark Prescott is closing in on 2,000 winners, not bad for a trainer who has never had, or wanted, more than 50 boxes – even when Sheikh Mohammed came calling more » Read More...

The first lady of Liverpool

As the first woman to occupy the post of Aintree Chairman, Rose Paterson is gearing up for her debut Grand National meeting more » Read More...

Classic engagements

Only a fraction will stand their ground but the list of French entries is worth perusing more » Read More...

McCoy given hero’s welcome at Cheltenham

Retiting champion jockey lands Grade 1 success aboard Uxizandre in the Ryanair Chase more » Read More...

Bullet hits the target in Queen Mother Champion Chase

Nicholls halts Mullins domination with a hat-trick of wins on day two of the Cheltenham Festival more » Read More...

Mullins the dominant force at Cheltenham

Ireland's champion jumps trainer lands unprecedented four Grade 1 contests in one day more » Read More...

Peter and Tom go head to head

As an eight-time champion jockey, Peter Scudamore, 56, needs little introduction. His father Michael, who died in July last year, rode 496 winners, among them the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Grand National, two of the races that eluded his son. In 2007, Peter’s son Tom, now 31, was appointed stable jockey to David Pipe, whose father Martin employed Peter in that capacity for seven years from 1986. Ahead of the Cheltenham Festival, both men discuss how their relationship has changed over the years and what it means to be a Scudamore... more » Read More...

The quest for the perfect jumper

In recent years, the Cheltenham winner’s enclosure has welcomed many French-breds – but top-class National Hunt horses emanate from a wide range of sources more » Read More...

Oliver’s hungry for more

His successful association with the Cheltenham Festival dates back to the 1970s but Oliver Sherwood is not content to dwell on past glories – a victory in jump racing’s blue riband would represent a crowning achievement for the Lambourn trainer more » Read More...

Pattern review makes sense

There are now more individual Pattern race winners than there were races in 1993, but at least the recently-announced alterations are welcome more » Read More...