Arabian Finish Line

Arabian Finish Line was Joe's first regular writing job, and the one he has held the longest.

Joe's column "Making Claims" has appeared monthly in Arabian racing's foremost publication since April 2011, and is one of the magazine's longest-running active features. He discusses a broad range of topics in "Making Claims," ranging from current issues in the Arabian racing industry to the quirks and traditions of the racetrack experience. 

Though "Making Claims" debuted in the spring of 2011, Joe began working with Don and Bobbi Patscheider of Arabian Finish Line the previous year, writing features and covering the Michigan and Kentucky beats. He is now part of the magazine's new makeover, led by editor Stephanie Corum. 

In addition to his work with Arabian Finish Line, Joe is a member of the Arabian Jockey Club's Graded Stakes Committee, helping decide the graded and listed stakes status of Arabian races in North America.

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"Making Claims"

Making Claims - January 2014
"Racing needs a crowd, and there’s no debating that. But there needs to be room, too, for the introvert."

Making Claims - October 2013
Discussing the controversial issue of cloning racehorses with three of Arabian racing's top North American breeders.

Making Claims - October 2011
A look back on a visit to the quirky Van Wert County Fair races and how these small meets could save horse racing.

Making Claims - May 2011
Listing five of the best racetrack foodstuffs, featuring the Ellis Park cheeseburger and the Turfway Park grilled cheese sandwich.