Thoroughbred Owner and Breeder Magazine

Horn of plenty

Golden Horn, Europe’s top-rated racehorse of 2015, may be the flagship signing for Darley but Dalham Hall Stud will be welcoming more than one new face this season more » Read More...

Loder and wiser

David Loder always had a good feel for National Hunt horses, even in his days of training Sheikh Mohammed’s young bluebloods – now he is a more contented trainer going about his business in a quieter and less stressful way more » Read More...

Licence to thrill

James Reveley takes his cross-Channel commitments seriously, riding a winner at Pau on Christmas day, and his prioritising of France could make him a champion jockey more » Read More...

Knights on different Turf

Sir Anthony McCoy richly deserved his knighthood in the New Year’s Honours List, but let’s be clear that his and Sir Gordon Richards’ personal bests do not stand comparison more » Read More...

Completing the circle

Two generations later, Muhaarar’s arrival at Nunnery Stud takes Shadwell’s stallion operation back to where it started – with a champion sprinter more » Read More...

Slow burn sparks

Nico de Boinville struggled for rides in his early days; now he has a Cheltenham Gold Cup in the bag and built partnerships with two of the best chasers in Britain more » Read More...

Life of Brian

Brian Ellison has gone from 20-odd horses to 130 and is approaching the 1,000th-winner mark – not bad going from one of eight children of a shipyard worker more » Read More...

A gifted writer, innovator and mentor

Our columnist pays tribute to the impact of the late Peter Willett’s authoritative writing on bloodstock and his role in the creation of the Pattern and European Breeders’ Fund more » Read More...

Lizzie the thirst

Lizzie Kelly’s high-profile wins last season did not give her career the lift she hoped it might, but she is determined to kick on and enjoy a successful time in a male-dominated sport more » Read More...

The fightback starts now

Despite the retirement of his stable stars, a virus in his yard and loss of a significant number of his string, Donald McCain insists there is plenty to look forward to at Bankhouse stables more » Read More...

Figures lead to worry

The General Stud Book – and the information it contained – has long fascinated our columnist however recent trends in the bloodstock world are a real cause for concern more » Read More...

Coleman’s just mustard

No-one would begrudge Richard Johnson a first championship, but it’s not just an ambition for Aidan Coleman, it’s a realistic prospect more » Read More...

Racing’s trust in Rust

Former bookmaker Nick Rust has made a big impact in his first year as Chief Executive of the British Horseracing Authority but as he explains, there is plenty of hard work ahead in the areas of fixtures, funding and racing’s finances more » Read More...

Horn’s heritage

Could inbreeding to Nureyev be key to the Derby and Arc winner’s success this year? more » Read More...

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...