all in The Life

Thoroughbreds in North America all celebrate their birthdays on Jan. 1, so as soon as the New Year rolls around, so does “foaling season” – that magical time that lasts from the beginning of January through the late spring when racehorse babies are born.

Tom Pedulla is interviewing prominent owners, trainers and jockeys for America’s Best Racing as they travel the Road to the 147th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 1 at Churchill Downs.

In their ongoing effort to celebrate and promote horse racing, the team at Old Smoke Clothing Co. periodically highlights their collaborations with various industry partners. Through a Q and A format, readers can learn about the people behind some of the industries best operations, as well as how Old Smoke’s Custom Services have helped to grow their brands.

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced that it will again be hosting an online photo contest for horse lovers to celebrate their equine companions.

The contest opens Feb. 1, and entries will be accepted through Feb. 28. Horse enthusiasts are encouraged to submit original photos of horses representing all breeds, backgrounds, and disciplines on Grayson’s website.

Patrick O’Neill, nephew to two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill and bloodstock agent Dennis O'Neill, had a different interest from most college kids when he was an undergraduate student and a member of the football team at Brown University.

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