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 Ruff. 

In early 2018, Stephanie and Joe founded "Arabian Racing Radio," a podcast centering on Arabian racing in North America, and North American bloodlines and connections racing globally. The hosts discuss happenings on the track, in the industry, and elsewhere, and interview a wide range of guests in the Arabian racing ecosystem. 

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 - October/November 2017

Quick and Rich debuted in a $7,000 maiden race at the modest Mount Pleasant Meadows. Four years later, he won the $100,000 President of the U.A.E. Cup at Churchill Downs. A look at the unlikely career trajectory from the perspectives of the author and the Michigan-based owners/breeders.

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.