TDN Europe

Adam Houghton Appointed Associate Editor of TDN Europe

Adam Houghton has joined the TDN's burgeoning team in Europe in the role of associate editor. Based in Yorkshire, Houghton has spent the last eight years working for Timeform and Sporting Life. He was shortlisted for the HWPA Racing Writer of the Year award in 2022. The TDN's senior vice president Gary King said, "We are delighted to welcome Adam to the TDN's European team. The wealth of experience and knowledge he gained working for Timeform/ Sporting Life will only enhance our editorial coverage. Adam's appointment is also a testament...

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Brian Sheerin Appointed Sales Editor

Brian Sheerin has been promoted to sales editor for TDN Europe and will oversee the publication's extensive coverage of bloodstock auctions across all sectors. Sheerin, who is based in Dublin, joined the TDN in May 2022 as an associate editor after six years working for the Racing Post in Ireland. "The bloodstock sales calendar in Europe is growing all the time and, since Brian joined TDN, it is an area which he has embraced," said TDN's European editor Emma Berry. "Through his extensive contacts and knowledge, Brian will undoubtedly continue...

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Award-Winning Sports Writer Paul Hayward Joins TDN

Author and award-winning sports journalist Paul Hayward has joined the TDN's team of writers in Europe and will feature as a regular columnist. Based in England, Hayward's early years in journalism were spent working for the Racing Post before branching out across other sports in his role as chief sports writer for various national newspapers, including The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian. He has been Sports Writer of the Year at the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards on five occasions and is the author of England Football: The Biography 1872-2022....

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Cullen Birkett Named TDN Europe's Business Development Manager

Alayna Cullen Birkett has been promoted to Business Development Manager at TDN Europe. Cullen Birkett joined the company as TDN Europe's Marketing Manager in 2017, upon graduating from the Godolphin Flying Start programme, and has prospered in that role ever since. Cullen Birkett has established strong relationships with the company's European-based clients as well as contributing to the ever-growing TDNtv. She has also initiated a series of improvements on the company's social media platforms. Gary King, TDN's Senior Vice President, said, "We are delighted to promote Alayna to Business Development...

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'I am Delighted That he has a Top Miler in Baaeed – I had Been Waiting for That'

Kick-starting a new weekly Q&A series in TDN Europe, former champion trainer John Oxx, whose spellbinding career will forever be remembered through his masterful handling of Sea The Stars (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}), Sinndar (Ire) (Grand Lodge) and Ridgewood Pearl (GB) (Indian Ridge {Ire}), sat down with Brian Sheerin to talk all things racing and breeding. The dual Derby-winning trainer speaks about Epsom, how delighted he is that Sea The Stars has a top-notch miler in Baaeed and his life in retirement.   Brian Sheerin: There are few weeks in...

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Brian Sheerin Joins TDN Europe

Brian Sheerin has joined the TDN as Associate Editor of TDN Europe. Based in Dublin, Sheerin has extensive knowledge and experience of the racing and bloodstock industry having spent six years with the Racing Post in Ireland, as well as contributing to the Irish Field and Racing TV. Prior to his journalistic roles, he worked as head lad for trainer Martin Lynch and for Galway Racecourse.  Gary King, TDN's Senior Vice President, said, "We are delighted to welcome Brian to the TDN's European team. Having someone based full-time in Ireland,...

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Kelsey Riley to Join Cornett

Kelsey Riley will join Cornett, the award-winning, Lexington-based marketing agency, as a Senior Account Executive. Riley will lead the marketing team for Lane's End Farm. Riley joins Cornett after 10 years with Thoroughbred Daily News, including seven years as International Editor, a role that included managing the editorial content of TDN Europe and traveling to sales and races globally. Riley is a graduate of Darley Flying Start (now Godolphin Flying Start) and has a degree in media studies and journalism from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto, Canada. Riley succeeds...

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TDN Website Now Geolocated

As of Tuesday, Aug. 14, the Thoroughbred Daily News website is now geolocated, offering users in different regions of the world the information they most want to see first. In America, you'll see the traditional homepage, with mostly American content. In Europe, you'll see an all-new European homepage, with mostly European stories, videos, race replays and video features. Stories of mutual interest will appear on both pages. At the top of the page, we offer a handle toggle button so that readers can toggle back and forth between regions. Downloads...

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