Jessica’s writing has appeared across many magazines, both in and out of racing. Here is a small sample of her published work.
The Holy Spirit
Jessica looked at the rise and rise of Queensland sire Spirit Of Boom for the 2019 Magic Millions magazine.
The Sport Of Queens
A unique interview with lady in racing Susie Montague, executive producer for the 2019 film ‘Ride Like A Girl’. (Magic Millions magazine 2019)
Lead feature on record-breaking Winx for the 2018 annual Magic Millions magazine.
Being With Buff
Jessica looked into one of the great partnerships in recent Australian racing - Queensland superstar Buffering and strapper Melanie Sharpe - for the 2017 Magic Millions magazine.
The Orient Express
Published in July 2016, this feature explored the rising tide of Chinese investment in Australian and New Zealand racing and breeding.
And They’re Racing...
RM Williams OUTBACK magazine commissioned Jessica for their lead Christmas feature in 2014 on rural racing across Australia.
The super cost of Australia’s race riders
For TRC in January 2015, a comprehensive feature on the 2014 ruling on jockey superannuation
Charley’s heroes and champions
Jessica caught up with racing legend Bob Charley to talk about his new book on art and horse racing.
The Oxycodone patch poised to transform racing
This story appeared on TRC in July 2014, and caused a storm of controversy. Read about it here.
Digging Holes in the Hunter
Jessica revisited the controversial mining issues in the Upper Hunter Valley for ‘Inside Breeding’ magazine, July 2014.
Spending the Greenback at Easter
The US presence at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale generated some interest. Jessica talked to Spendthrift Farm about their inaugural presence in Australia in 2014 (for ‘Inside Breeding’ magazine).
OTI Racing and their French horse
Jessica spoke to Australia’s OTI Racing about their exciting French purchase, the NY-bound Gailo Chop, in May 2014. This for Thoroughbred Racing Commentary.
The Greatest Easter Show on Earth
A feature look at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale for Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, April 2014.
A Legend in his own Lunchtime
Widden Stud’s Lunchtime ranks as one of the most significant sires in Australian history. Jessica wrote this profile piece on the great stallion for ‘Inside Breeding’ magazine in 2012.
The Reverse Shuttle phenomenon
Jessica took a good look at the growing popularity of reverse shuttling, case studying Lonhro, Exceed And Excel and Fastnet Rock (for ‘Inside Breeding’, June 2012).
Breeders battle the miners over Doyle’s Creek
Fifteen per cent of the proposed Doyle’s Creek mine sits under the paddocks of Coolmore Stud. Jessica outlined one of the Hunter’s greatest battles for ‘Inside Breeding’.
The real and present danger of commercial infertility
Infertility and sub fertility are real and present problems in the breeding industry. Jessica looked at Cigar, Wanted, Foreplay and New Approach (‘Inside Breeding’ June 2011).
The first Tori horses in Australia
OUTBACK magazine commissioned Jessica for this piece on the first Tori horse stud in Australia – Dundee Stud in the picturesque Snowy Mountains (December 2011).
Eyes on the prize – Sydney jockey Hugh Bowman
This publication-leading feature on Sydney’s premiership-winning jockey Hugh Bowman revealed much more to the man than his riding.
A vintage crop
Jessica visited the ageing, amiable Vintage Crop at the Irish National Stud, and wondered if the national stud model could work in Australia.
Brush with Fame
Jessica caught up with famed Sydney equine artist Alister Simpson in 2009 for ‘Racing Life’ magazine.
Art For Art’s Sake
Multi-million-dollar artist Gemma Lynch-Memory caught up with Jessica one afternoon in Bathurst for OUTBACK magazine.
Summing up lives
The challenge of writing with brevity was exercised in this piece for OUTBACK magazine - a photo essay that required Jessica’s words.
The Old Stable at Newmarket, Randwick
One of Jessica’s earliest classics - a profile of the heritage-listed, state-protected Old Stable on the grounds of Sydney’s Newmarket sale yards
For a read of the articles that Jessica has contributed to TRC, click here