Welcome to Journeyman Journals

Our new blog spot for everything equine.  

General industry news is easily accessible from the many different online magazines and blogs. In creating Journeyman Journals we want to highlight some aspects of DAILY equine living that you might not see from these publications, giving updates on such things as Journeyman Stud stallion progeny, foaling, sales and daily farm life.

We get tours visiting Journeyman Stud almost daily with tourist and general racing fans who want to visit the inner workings of the Thoroughbred industry.  Journeyman Journals will be an convenient way for us to “stay connected” with these new friends.

One common goal industry wide is to generate new interest in our sport for all ages, but especially  from young people. In the 1930’s our sport was graced with the likes of Seabiscuit and War Admiral and their great racing rivalry helping to make horse racing the most watched sporting event, more so than even baseball.  The excitement of horse racing has not waned, but there is a need to do a better job of teaching people HOW to enjoy it. 

With Journeyman Journals we hope to Connect, Communicate and Educate and have fun in the process while having a streamline conversation with our breeders, fans, and community.

Journeyman Journals

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
In recent years, more and more retired Thoroughbred organizations have appeared, trying to make sure our retired athletes have a forever home and purpose...
Friday, May 17, 2013
This upcoming Saturday, marks the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the Triple Crown. Over the past three years, this has been the race that concerned trainers when making their bid for the Triple Crown.
Friday, April 26, 2013
April 6th marked an important day for Florida racing when Tampa Bay Downs hosted its 11th annual Florida Cup Day, a showcase day for Florida breds. The connections of Tampa Bay Downs created six stake races to be contested the first Saturday of April.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Each month we plan to profile a different horsemen in Journeyman Journals. This will allow novice fans and current racing enthusiasts the opportunity to get to know people behind the scenes. A little background information can go a long way in attracting a fan base...
Friday, April 05, 2013
Thoroughbred racing is a sport where horses can quickly come in and out of fashion. A weekend of racing can make all of the difference in a stallion’s career...
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
From January to June the normal day on a Thoroughbred farm especially for a breeding and foaling operation is one few people get to experience but even for veterans of many foaling seasons it is always a special time of year...
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
There are 3 categories of mares to deal with during the breeding season. A maiden mare is one that has never been bred, a barren mare was bred the previous year and did not conceive and the foaling mares as explained in our previous post...
Friday, March 29, 2013
March 30th marks the 18th running of the Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest race with a purse that values $10 million. The world’s best horse’s will line up to compete for $10 million, and the victor could etch their name as one of the leading thoroughbred earners of all time.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
In June of 2012 Churchill Downs Inc., made a huge alteration for how thoroughbreds qualify for the Kentucky Derby. Since 1986, the final field for the Derby has been determined by Graded Stakes Earnings...
Friday, March 22, 2013
In the next few weeks there are many exciting events to look forward to. Excitement will be building with Kentucky Derby qualifiers in full throw...