Joe Clancy started his journalism career at the University of Delaware in 1986, with a first byline about the presidential bid of Pete du Pont (the campaign obviously did not go well). Since then, Joe has covered high school sports, college sports, semi-pro baseball, the lifeguard Olympics, a pumpkin chunking competition, the odd Phillies and Orioles games and any number of topics involving Thoroughbred racing – for The Saratoga Special, Steeplechase Times, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred and others. He’s been published in the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Baltimore Sun, and also The Whale newspaper, the Cecil Whig newspaper and The Softball News. He is a writer, editor, publisher and owner of ST Publishing, Inc., parent company of thisishorseracing.com and The Saratoga Special. In 2012, he was named editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, a monthly print magazine published by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association. In 2014, he won an Eclipse Award for excellence in writing about Thoroughbred racing for an account of the Preakness Stakes for Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred. In 2022, he received the Old Hilltop Award from the Maryland Jockey Club for covering Thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction. He lives in Fair Hill, Md. with his wife Sam and their Labrador Retriever Katie. Joe and Sam are the parents of sons Ryan, Jack and Nolan.
Sean Clancy is a writer, editor, publisher and owner of ST Publishing, Inc., parent company of the thisishorseracing.com Internet site. He also runs Sean Clancy Bloodstock and Riverdee Stable, specializing in turf and steeplechase horses. Riverdee Stable has included Grade 3 winner Eagle Poise, Grade 2 chaser Valdez, Saratoga winner Apse among others. A former champion steeplechase jockey, Sean rode Eclipse Award winner Flat Top, bought and sold two-time Eclipse Award winner and Hall of Famer Good Night Shirt and won his own Eclipse Award for writing when chronicling an estate auction of Hall of Fame trainer Sidney Watters in 2009. Sean lives in Middleburg, Va. with his wife Anne and son Miles, but can be found wherever horses run.
The racing bug bit Tom Law in his formative teenage years, as it often does to those who grow up in Saratoga Springs. Other sports that involve finish lines were equally compelling-specifically cross country running and track and field – and the two intertwined at different points of his life, sometimes so much he was forced to leave The Pink Sheet and Daily Racing Form at home when they become a distraction during cross country practice warm-ups at Saratoga High. The distraction eventually became a career and it took him from a sports writing job at The Saratogian, where he covered racing seasonally in upstate New York to an award-winning career as a writer and editor for Thoroughbred Times magazine in Lexington, Kentucky. Tom became the managing editor of ST Publishing, Inc., parent company of the thisishorseracing.com in 2013, and relocated to his hometown. Tom is president of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters and a former president of the Saratoga Stryders running club.