Thoroughbred Owner and Breeder Magazine

Combined forces

Gwénaël Monneraye and Lucie Lamotte’s La Motteraye Consignment is not only a joining of names but also of a passion and work ethic that has seen the young business grow rapidly more » Read More...

Enchanted by glorious uncertainty

Nearly 40 years after having his first runner, owner/breeder Jeff Smith is still as enthusiastic as ever about the sport he loves, and there’s nowhere he’d rather be despite British racing’s comparatively lowly financial rewards more » Read More...

Still dreaming ahead

David Simcock is hardly a veteran of the training ranks but he considers Dream Ahead his defining horse and the best he will ever have. There remains, however, stacks to look forward to more » Read More...

It’s in the power of the cross

Rise of Teofilo – bred on the successful Galileo/Danehill match – bodes well for Frankel more » Read More...

Remembering a truly great racemare

Godiva’s story may not be widely known but 75 years on from her death, the Guineas and Oaks heroine deserves recognition more » Read More...

Frankel renews old rivalries in the ring

First-crop yearlings by Frankel and Nathaniel set the scene for a thrilling European sales season more » Read More...

A passion cultivated

Barry Hills worked his way from a 16-box yard to a state-of-the-art complex with room for 180 horses; still sending out a steady stream of winners, he can reflect on a wonderful career more » Read More...

Frank views

Andrew Franklin was the man behind Channel 4 Racing for three decades and though he is no longer involved in broadcasting the sport he loves, he has no regrets more » Read More...

Believe and Hope

Simon and Mags Hope celebrated their first Classic success with Make Believe – an important landmark for their growing concern at Aston Mullins Stud in Buckinghamshire more » Read More...

Fastnet Rock sails to Group 1 double

Qualify and Magicool seal memorable dual-hemisphere landmark for Coolmore sire more » Read More...

Golden Horn a proper Derby horse

Cape Cross colt's initial absence from the entries for the Classic entirely understandable on pedigree more » Read More...

New words of wisdom from Willett

Wartime memoirs with racing reflections from one of the founders of the European Pattern more » Read More...

Three new members for ROA Council

Charlie Parker, Lynn Douglas and Paul Duffy join 13-strong team for four-year term more » Read More...

Zoffany takes commanding lead in freshman contest

Stakes-race treble at Royal Ascot boosts Coolmore star’s standings but Canford Cliffs is in hot pursuit with Group double more » Read More...

Moon rises to defeat French duo

Coronation Cup falls to Richard Hannon's stable, providing a first Group 1 win for Pat Dobbs more » Read More...

Valiant quest

Golden Horn failed to find a buyer in the ring and lacked the stamina to win the Derby – so thought his owner/breeder Anthony Oppenheimer, who will send his homebred to Epsom with the hope of fulfilling a lifelong ambition more » Read More...

Steering the good ship Ascot

Guy Henderson enjoyed a long career as a commercial lawyer, but when the opportunity came to apply for the position of Chief Executive at Ascot, he took it – now comes the challenge of a first Royal Meeting more » Read More...

The revival of Rahinston

Harry and Lorna Fowler are well known in National Hunt circles and have their sights set on restoring their famous family farm to its former glory more » Read More...

Whipping up a Storm

The late Storm Cat’s influence was felt in early-season Classics in the UK and US more » Read More...

Makfi rises and it’s not Make Believe

Dubawi's Classic-winning son is creating a favourable impression this season with a Guineas winner of his own more » Read More...

A Classic milestone

Last month at Newmarket our columnist witnessed his 250th British Classic, the first, Ragusa’s St Leger in 1963, coming after a teenage labour of love crafted in ink more » Read More...

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...