Thoroughbred Owner and Breeder Magazine

Fortune favours the brave

Bill Gredley emerged from working class roots in London’s East End to make his mark in the property business while the commercial world no longer holds him in thrall, the same cannot be said of his thoroughbreds more » Read More...

Kremlin’s power

He’s not sure if he’s got the biggest string in Newmarket, but what is certain is that trainer Roger Varian – boosted by Sheikh Mohammed Obaid’s support – has a lot to go to war with more » Read More...

Chrome’s signing a golden opportunity

Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup star a worthy addition to Taylor Made ranks more » Read More...

Pattern problems

The 20 years from 1980 were a bastion of calm and sense as far as the European Pattern was concerned – expansion from the turn of the century is neither rational nor justifiable more » Read More...

Laying down roots

A partnership formed on National Hunt racecourses led to major Flat ambitions at Apple Tree Stud for Paul Dunkley and former jockey Robert Thornton more » Read More...

Kerry’s dream start

Kerry Lee was born to train and dreams of winning the Grand National – it won't happen this year but she has still enjoyed a superb debut season more » Read More...

A jockey forever dazzling

Darryll Holland would top many a list as the best jockey never to have been champion, but a new job back at his old stomping ground with the Hills family in Lambourn may yet see him right that wrong more » Read More...

Power to the mares as Annie prevails

Outstanding performances should encourage more owners and trainers to buy mares more » Read More...

Celebrating a champion filly

La Flèche was the best of her sex in the 19th century and the centenary of her death is cause to recall a career that yielded three Classics, the Gold Cup and Champion Stakes more » Read More...

Shooting for glory

Paul and Clare Rooney’s blue and yellow silks have rapidly become a familiar sight at British racecourses; a victory in either the Gold Cup, Grand National or Derby would do the Scottish-based owners just fine more » Read More...

Sizing up Henry

Henry de Bromhead has established a successful stable – but there’s always room for more quality, says the man chasing Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott in the Irish trainers’ table more » Read More...

Changing of the guard

With the redoubtable Alflora now in retirement at the Hockenhulls' Shade Oak Stud, the baton passes to newcomer Telescope, who is being well supported in his first season more » Read More...

Uncle Mo top of the class

America’s champion sire of two-year-olds heads list of Triple Crown nominees and Experimental Free Handicap qualifiers with his first-crop three-year-olds more » Read More...

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...

On the hunt for the next star jumps sire

Soldier Of Fortune and Coastal Path have impressed with first few French crops 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...