John Wilkinson

John Wilkinson Managing Editor As Horse Networks managing editor, John wrangles the passionate outpouring of content from the community and is always on the hunt for new stories to tell. A Kentucky bred, thoroughbreds are his passion but he believes all equines are created equal. Some of John’s most revered work includes long form pieces such as, “Ruffian’s Last Dance.” For more about John, Read Carley’s story “Compromising Photos of John.


Old Barn Buddies

Every morning, Donnie MacAdams wakes up before dawn and heads downstairs to check on his roommates and deliver breakfast. It has been his routine for…

1 week ago


Versace Goes Horse With New Fashion Line

High fashion and horses have long been cushy bedmates, and for good reason. Equestrian sports attract the well-heeled, and the well-heeled are attracted to…well, heels.…

2 weeks ago

Horse Health

The Lameness Detective

“Visualizing lameness is an art,” Dr. Larry Caudill tells me on a bitter winter morning at the Thoroughbred Training Center in Lexington, KY. Nearby, a…

4 weeks ago


Behind the Scenes With American Pharoah

In the loaded world of sports, rarely does a horse breakthrough to mainstream acclaim. To draw the general public’s waning attention away from the daily deluge of…

1 month ago


Behind the Scenes at Lane’s End Farm

Driving into Lane’s End Farm is a bit of challenge. Between the impossibly green pastures stretching into the horizon, jaw-dropping barns and world class horses…

2 months ago


Elisa Wallace Has a Ph.D. in OTTB

Elisa Wallace knows a good horse when she sees one. Problem is, she’s capable of bringing out the good in every horse she encounters. So it was…

2 months ago


Arrogate Catches Chrome in The Classic

The crowd was ready. Packed into every nook and cranny of the Santa Anita grandstand on Saturday to witness America’s horse, their horse, take his rightful…

2 months ago


Beholder’s Last Stand

Gary Stevens has seen some things. The kinds of things only visible from the saddle in a career spanning nearly four decades and 28,700 races.…

3 months ago