|The Columnists Archive has
articles from all the past Thoroughbred Daily News newsletters. Each columnist
has their own archive, available by clicking their name below. Comments,
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- Bill Oppenheim
- Bill Oppenheim is a Kansas native who has worked in
racing journalism since 1974. He is the co-founder of the newsletter Racing
Update, and served as the paper's editor until 1993, when he moved to Scotland.
Oppenheim developed a reputation as an independent observer of the sales scene
in the early 1980's, and he and the staff of Racing Update originated a number
of methods of stallion and sales analysis which have been adopted throughout
the industry. For the past five years he has written a weekly column for TDN,
as well as reporting from the major sales. He also works as a consultant,
primarily for pedigree analysis, in a private capacity.
- Andrew Caulfield
- Andrew Caulfield writes
a weekly column for the Thoroughbred Daily News on pedigree analysis,
a fascination which crystallised during the 12 years he spent as one
of the principal writers at Timeform, where he was responsible for
researching the pedigrees of all the two-year-olds. The former editor
of The Thoroughbred Breeder, Pacemaker and The European Racehorse,
he was also The Sporting Life's bloodstock correspondent for 12 years.
For the past eight years, he has written a weekly racing column for
Japan's Gallop magazine in Japan, and is also works as a bloodstock
consultant, principally for Juddmonte Farms.
- Alan Porter
- Alan Porter has been professionally involved with
Thoroughbreds for almost 30 years, has been a writer on racing and breeding for
more than 25 years, and has been planning matings for 18 years. Each week in
the TDN, he reviews the pedigrees of a major stakes winner from the preceding
weekend, with particular emphasis on observing pedigree patterns and affinities
which can then be reapplied by breeders in their mating plans.