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Welcome to thebreedingshed – covering pedigrees and horse racing worldwide

thebreedingshed was created in late 2014 in order to combine two of my main interests; writing and thoroughbred pedigrees. I have no family background in the sport of horse racing, still less in the bloodstock industry. I studied to be a linguist, with racing no more than a hobby back then, but I am fortunate that I have now been earning a living for more than twenty years writing about horses, racing and pedigrees. Alongside what I do in my ‘real job’, thebreedingshed allows me to continue enjoying racing as a hobby and gives me the freedom to write about bloodstock topics of a personal interest. I try to write two or three articles per month as time allows.

As a first venture in creating a website, I have been encouraged by the data I have had from the first two full years of the existence of thebreedingshed. Visitor numbers and views more than doubled from 2015 to 2016, and readers from more than fifty countries visited the site in 2016. The top ten countries by views in 2016 were: UK (44.1%), USA (20.2%), Canada (7.5%), Australia (6.8%), Ireland (4%), France (3.3%), Germany (1.4%), Malaysia (1%), Japan (0.9%), New Zealand (0.9%).

John Ingles

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The best I’ve seen: Frankel at York before the 2012 Juddmonte International

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