Colin’s Ghost tells the history of thoroughbred racing through primary sources and contemporary news accounts with the occasional observation about the current racing scene. Here you will find stories of the horses, courses, and people that have found a place in the deeply fascinating history of horse racing.
Colin’s Ghost frequently publishes new articles from Derby prep season to the Breeder’s Cup.
In 2008, the Daily Racing Form’s Steve Crist called Colin’s Ghost one of “…the best of the current blogs…” and “…among the most interesting racing journalism being practiced anywhere.” In 2011, the Paulick Report wrote, “If you are a fan of largely unknown horse racing history, Colin’s Ghost is a must read.” Greg Hall of the Louisville-Courier Journal called this site, a “great racing blog worthy of mention” and a “fascinating look into racing’s past.” In 2017, Brisnet tweeted “Kevin’s historical write ups are required reading for fans of the game.”
You can also check out my work at Hello Race Fans, where I am a contributing editor, as well as articles written nationally for CBS Local, where I have published Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup content.
If you have comments, questions, criticisms, or story ideas, please contact Kevin Martin at kevin[AT]colinsghost.org. Thanks for reading!
Historic images and text found on Colin’s Ghost are in the public domain and/or used under the Fair Use provision of the United States Copyright Act.