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.


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…

3 months ago


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…

4 months ago


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?…

5 months ago


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…

5 months ago


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…

5 months ago


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…

6 months ago


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…

7 months ago


Carl Hester: Nip Tuck Valegro

As the dressage world continues to grapple with the retirement of its biggest star, Valegro, leave it to Carl Hester to remind us that we…

8 months ago