Thoroughbred Owner and Breeder Magazine

Trip tests no longer fashionable

Once upon a time campaigning horses over a variety of distances was not uncommon, but while that flame still flickers in Australia it has been nearly blown out in these parts more » Read More...

William the conqueror

William Haggas has come a long way since improving 50-rated handicappers was his main concern, but the Classic-winning trainer, who recently enjoyed a memorable York Ebor meeting, remains ambitious to have better quality horses for better quality races more » Read More...

Pivotal moments

From her organic conversion, to selecting the right stallion and culling mares, Lady Bamford understands the importance of doing the right thing – and the results speak for themselves more » Read More...

Sea-Bird a memorable first in more ways than one

So good was the field for the 1965 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe that our columnist sought a temporary passport to make his first overseas trip – 50 years on, he’s still so glad he did more » Read More...

Darley launches new breeders’ club

Lifetime breeding rights the reward for using four new stallions in first three seasons for cost of one nomination more » Read More...

A marathon, not a sprint

Industry shouldn’t be too hasty to judge a stallion in his early years at stud more » Read More...

‘Never volunteer to cover a bloodstock sale’

That was the advice given to our columnist as a cub reporter, but was happy to have ignored the warning more » Read More...

The Kentucky Kid still Oh So Sharp

It is 30 years since Steve Cauthen completed the fillies’ Triple Crown in the St Leger, but it was memories of the best horse he ever partnered, Affirmed, which came flooding back recently when American Pharoah captured the US Triple Crown – and the nation’s hearts more » Read More...

Voltigeur result shows the riding rules are not great

The winner almost always keeps the race even when the stewards know an offence has been committed more » Read More...

A Choice boost for French stallion ranks

The Aga Khan's experiment of reverse-shuttling Australian champion sire Redoute's Choice looks to have paid off more » Read More...

Born to train

Hugo Palmer admits he was “treading water” in Britain as he embarked on the path towards becoming a trainer – it was his time in Australia working for icon Gai Waterhouse that really gave him the self belief to take out a licence more » Read More...

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...