If you aren’t reading Stride Magazine yet then you should be. It contains the best photography and writing in the thoroughbred racing industry. Their spread of Lookin at Lucky taking the Preakness is one of the finest pictures I’ve seen this year. The latest issue’s cover story by Ryan Patterson recaps the Preakness in full detail. It includes quotes from Martin Garcia, Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher, and Calvin Borel.
Another interesting story in this issue was about the Japan Derby. It was covered by Kate Hunter. Horse racing is very important in Japan and the purses are much larger than ours in most cases. If you haven’t read much about the Japanese Racing Assocation or some of their marquee events like the Arima Kinen and Japan Cup then I suggest doing so very soon.
This issue has a small piece about an outrider at Pimlico Race Course and his 20 year old mount, Bonivar. It talks about how he ran down Seeking The Title when she lost jockey Kent Desormeaux in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.