Show: Arabian Racing Radio
Description: Welcome to Arabian Racing Radio! Highlighting the sport of Arabian racing – covering the events, horses and people of the industry around the world. It includes features on endurance and other athletic disciplines where racehorses may compete as a second career. This is the first podcast to focus on the Arabian horse. Hosts of Arabian Racing Radio will be Stephanie Ruff, of Homosassa, Fla. and Joe Nevills, from Georgetown, Ky. Ruff is the publisher and editor of Arabian Finish Line, and Nevills is a monthly columnist for the magazine and is well-versed in pedigrees and handicapping.
Published: Twice a Month on the 15th and 30th
Stephanie Ruff, previously known as Stephanie Corum, has been devoted to horses ever since she first read Walter Farley’s The Black Stallion as a child. She started riding Shetland ponies at age 8 and moved on from there. Stephanie has competed in hunter, jumper, equitation, and eventing, but now she concentrates mainly on dressage. She owns an Arabian/Dutch
Warmblood mare and purebred Arabian filly.
Stephanie has a Master’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky where her focus was on equine genetics. From there she moved onto the Arabian Jockey Club in Colorado and the Arabian Racing Cup, where she became well-versed in the Arabian racing industry. When she started her freelance writing business, SC Equine Enterprises in 1998, she began
writing “Equi-Tech”, a monthly column for Arabian Finish Line magazine. She has since written hundreds of articles for a wide variety of equine magazines including Modern Arabian Horse, The Horse, Stable Management and Chronicle of the Horse. She has written The Inside Track, a monthly newsletter for the Eastern Arabian Racing Alliance, for 18 years.
In 2014, after the sudden passing of Arabian Finish Line editor Bobbi Patscheider, Stephanie took over the editing and publishing duties of the magazine. In a short period of time, she has modernized the magazine, added a digital version, revamped the Stallion Guide, created an international presence, updated the website, and added an extensive social
media presence. The magazine and its associated brand are being read worldwide by more and more people every month.
Twitter – @arabfinishline
LinkedIn – Stephanie Ruff
Joe Nevills is a longtime columnist for Arabian Finish Line, where his monthly section “Making Claims” tackles topics in the Arabian racing world and beyond from a viewpoint all his own. He is also sales editor of the Daily Racing Form, where he specializes in coverage of Thoroughbred breeding and auctions, and he can be found across multiple platforms as “The Haiku Handicapper.”
A Michigan native, Joe picked up on horse racing while following his grandfather’s stable at Great Lakes Downs and Mount Pleasant Meadows. He began his writing career as an intern for Thoroughbred Times, then maintained a Michigan-centric racing blog “The Michigan-Bred Claimer” through the remainder of his time at college, while also taking freelance assignments. He eventually moved to central Kentucky to take a full-time position with Thoroughbred Times, and later with the Daily Racing Form.
Joe’s accolades include the 2015 Ron Rippey Award for Handicapping Media and A.R.A.B. of Michigan’s 2012 Judith Cooper Award for service to the state’s Arabian racing industry. He is also a two-time finalist for the Media Sovereign Award, Canada’s highest Turf writing honor, and earned an honorable mention for the Media Eclipse Award, North America’s top prize for Turf writing, in 2013 for his essay “Finding Charley.”
Having come up in one of the sport’s smaller circuits, Joe has maintained an appreciation for the obscure and out-of-the-way parts of horse racing, and can find as much enjoyment at a dusty bullring as he can at the Kentucky Derby.
Twitter – @DRFNevills