Author Archives: John Wilkinson

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It’s Reining at WEG!

While clustered chaos was the order of opening day at the 2018 World Equestrian Games, the Indoor Arena offered sweet respite to patrons in search of conditioned air, a dry...

Team Therapy

Like any top level equestrian event, the Palm Beach Masters is a bustling ecosystem of equine professionals and practitioners moving in methodical bursts from one job to the next. The...

Star-Studded Saturday at Saratoga

Travers Day at Saratoga has always served as one of the sport’s grandest stages; a Vegas-esque buffet complete with delectable appetizers culminating in the main course: The Travers Stakes. Back...

Lady Eli Fights On

How do you measure a horse's will to win? Past performances are the logical starting point, but statistics only tell part of the story. Horses can amass a heap of...

The Queen’s Plate: Come and Get It

Here's a handy little trivia nugget for you... What is the longest continuously run horse race in North America? Kentucky Derby? Belmont Stakes? Preakness? Travers? Nope. If you read the...

The King of Canada: Northern Dancer

On the evening of September 17, 1962, dozens of horsemen gathered just outside Toronto for the annual thoroughbred yearling sale at Windfields Farm. The farm's owner, Canadian business tycoon E.P....

You Bet Your Ascot!

Ascot Racecourse has been staging horse races since its establishment in 1711 by Queen Anne. Her Majesty was enjoying a ride near Windsor Castle, so the story goes, when she...

Rolex Kentucky Is Now Just Kentucky

The ultimate target for any brand is to become synonymous with a certain experience. For a runny nose there's Kleenex. Q-Tips keep your ears clean, Chap Stick helps maintain smooth,...

Horse Rehab With Will Coleman

What a difference a year can make. Back in April of 2015, Olympian Will Coleman finished 6th overall at the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* on his then 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse...

Dream On!

The First Saturday in May could not have come soon enough for Todd Pletcher. The venerable trainer who has won (*cue the Eagles*) everything, all the time, brought his usual...

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