(The following article was written by Keeneland’s Tom Thornbury and will be published in the December issue of Parade magazine in South Africa and has appeared on Paulick Report as well. Tom, one of Kentucky’s and Keeneland’s best ambassadors for horsemanship and good will, was kind enough to allow me to publish it here for US and international readers of … Continue reading A Kentucky boy in South Africa: Tom Thornbury’s latest trip
The Werk Thoroughbred Consultants office (@SireWatch) had tweeted some eNicks of prospective matings for Zenyatta on Twitter yesterday when my cell phone rang with Thoroughbred Times (@TTimes) reporter Jeff Lowe (@JeffWLowe) on the other end. He was writing a story for the online publication, no doubt had seen the tweets, and wanted my opinion (as I’m president of WTC, which owns eNicks.com) on … Continue reading @TTimes’ @JeffWLowe asks who’s best mate for Zenyatta?
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned here before that Thoroughbred Times Today, the daily newsletter for the flagship weekly, has asked me to contribute commentary pieces every other week. The editor of Today is Mike Curry, and his daily is actually one of many publications under the umbrella of the magazine that Mark Simon edits. … Continue reading Thoroughbred Times Today is free for subscribers to weekly
I was eating at a Japanese restaurant in Brooklyn last night when I got a text message from my Lexington-based friend Maria Borell (who’d read a tweet from Thoroughbred Times) that Empire Maker was headed to Japan. He is the latest in a growing list of stallions that will call Japan home in 2011. The triple Grade 1 … Continue reading Japan’s quest for next big sire continues with Empire Maker
Pedigree aficionados know that the determined Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame and the equally determined runner-up, that photogenic mare called Zenyatta, have similar bloodlines—a mixture of Roberto through Kris S. and Mr. Prospector. I’ve written about it here before. They were really the only two that figured to stay the trip as mature older horses in … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Classic: A tribute to two US breds that stay
I wrote this column for the Nov. 2 edition of Thoroughbred Times Today, the daily zine for the magazine that is free to subscribers of the weekly edition. Click here to read. Continue reading Breeders’ Cup lessons from John Gaines and John Nerud