Other Publications

Thoroughbred Times

Stewards veto Hansen's color request - February 2012
Kendall Hansen's wish to color his near-white horse's tail in a race was met with resistance from multiple tracks. This story looks looks at where some racetrack officials on the Kentucky Derby trail stood on the issue.

All in the family - July 2012
The Seitz family's Brookdale Farm became the first operation in history to consign top two finishers of both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in the same year with I'll Have Another and Bodemeister in 2012. The multi-generation business has had much success over the years.

Wolf's Pack - July 2012
Jack Wolf has built one of racing's elite ownership syndicates in Starlight Stables with the philosophy of keeping the circle small.

Guiding the next generation - December 2011
An inside look at the North American Racing Academy, featuring interviews with Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron and his students.

Catching up with Cigar - September 2012
I had the dubious honor of writing the last page of editorial copy and having the last photo in the Thoroughbred Times print magazine. At least it was a fun story.

Buyers prepare for marathon Keeneland September sale - September 2012
A look at how buyers prepared themselves for the two-week Keeneland September yearling sale, which featured an expanded select Book 1 in 2012.

The Michigan-Bred Claimer

The case for small tracks: A top ten - January 2011
A counterpoint piece against the idea that horse racing would better if its lower-level venues closed up shop to strengthen the larger tracks.

Breeders' Cup Mercenary Song Part 3: The Aftermath - December 2010
A look back at the eventful day after my first Breeders' Cup as a reporter, highlighted by a face-to-face encounter with eventual Horse of the Year Zenyatta.

Yellowstone Downs: Kind of a big deal - October 2010
What looked like a small-time Montana track by its entries turned out to be a bigger event than expected. Anecdotes and photos abound for the unique venue.

Business Lexington

All in a day: Keeneland and The Red Mile - October 2012
A first-person account of attending two marquee race cards held in the same city at the same time - Thoroughbred racing's Keeneland Race Course and harness racing's Red Mile in Lexington, Ky.

Midwest Thoroughbred

Henry Mast: Making an impact in Indiana - May/June 2011
Henry Mast found success selling flowers and racing horses in Michigan. Then, the eventual TOBA Small Breeder of the Year turned his attention to Indiana and kept on winning.