Intern's blog

From Our Grassland to Yours

As the end of 2015 approached, the UK team embarked on an unforgettable journey to Ireland—the land where many of the world’s best racehorses are bred and trained.

Behind the scenes of the Irish thoroughbred industry

Four months have swiftly passed since we first landed in Ireland. From stud farms, bloodstock sales, to various important industry institutions, we have been able to see what is involved in Ireland’s huge thoroughbred industry.

Witnessing history, or perhaps making history

37 years after Affirmed won Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, American Pharoah repeated history, capturing the Triple Crown for the first time since the new millennium. 31 years since its first race was held at Hollywood Park, Los Angeles, the Breeders’ Cup had a Triple Crown winner running. 79 years since opening for racing, Keeneland welcomed the Breeder’s Cup home to Lexington, where it was originally founded.

Ready for the Breeders’ Cup

After the summer’s last warmth, the cold wind of October is coming to Lexington, bringing drizzle to the pastures and people start to wear heavy coats and boots. But the cold never dulls their passions towards thoroughbred races in this “horse capital of the world” and the most exciting thing is absolutely the upcoming Breeders’ Cup.

Stallion Parade at Darley in Australia

The Hunter Valley is the horse capital of Australia and the second largest thoroughbred breeding base in the world. My team mates and I live, work and study here. We are here to experience the operation and development of the Australian thoroughbred industry.