Critically acclaimed author and former champion steeplechase jockey Sean Clancy brought a new and engaging aspect to Bloodhorse.com’s Triple Crown Mania coverage when he began his new Blog "The Inside Rail" .
The Blog is available online 24/7. Clancy is the author of the soon-to-be-released "Barbaro: The Horse Who Captured America’s Heart", published by Eclipse Press, and author of "Saratoga Days" and co-author of "The Best of the Saratoga Special." He has also written for the Daily Racing Form, The Blood-Horse, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred and Newsweek among others.
Through his blog, Clancy will discuss the book and his experience writing it. He also will report live from the scene, talking about what races he’s watching, what Derby contenders he likes, and much more.. In addition he will respond to reader comments submitted to his routinely-updated Blog.
Clancy rode steeplechase races professionally for 13 years, winning a total of 152 races and a national championship in 1998. He was the 10th highest winner of all time upon his retirement in 2000. His father, Joe Clancy Sr., trained flat and steeplechase horses and instilled in sons Sean and Joe Jr. a love of racing.
Clancy’s connections to Barbaro, the ill-fated winner of the 2006 Kentuckyk Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), are many. He grew up in Unionville, Pennsylvania, home of Barbaro’s owners, Roy and Gretchen Jackson; Barbaro’s trainer Michael Matz; and Barbaro’s temporary home, University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. Clancy lives in Landenberg, Pennsylvania, hometown of Barbaro’s primary veterinarian, Dr. Dean Richardson, and his office is in Fair Hill, Maryland, Barbaro’s training grounds.
Clancy is editor/publisher of ST Publishing, based in Fair Hill, Maryland. ST Publishing produces The Saratoga Special, Steeplechase/Eventing Times, The Special at Keeneland, Thoroughbred Racing Calendar, and other projects.
Thoroughbred racing fans can read Clancy’s Blog and post their thoughts and comments at http://blogs.bloodhorse.com/clancy. Bloodhorse.com’s complete Triple Crown coverage is found at Triple Crown Mania.