In addition to his work in digital media and public relations, James is internationally published as a feature writer in horse racing. His work has appeared in Hoof Beats magazine and on the Standardbred Canada website, among other outlets.

Among James' favourite recent feature pieces — on horse racing and hockey — are:

JW2020TrittonsThe Move of a Lifetime Amid COVID-19

published in April 2020 on the Standardbred Canada website

Moving halfway around the world is a daunting enough leap of faith on its own. To do so during the onset of a global pandemic is surely orders of magnitude more nerve-wracking, but Australian horsepeople Shane and Lauren Tritton are hopeful that the American Dream is worth every bit of the effort they've invested.

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JW2020HBA Numbers Game

published in the November 2019 edition of Hoof Beats

“When your horse is in front, coming down the stretch, it is as big of a thrill as you can imagine.”

In the 20 years since Aberdasher first gave him the thrill of victory in 2000, Ed O’Connor has shared the winning experience with hundreds of owners through his VIP Stable. In recent years, ownership syndicates like his have spread the thrill of victory to thousands of North American harness racing participants, but the landscape hasn’t always been so rosy for those who don’t have the means or desire to shoulder the entire risk and reward of a given horse.

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JW2020CannonCannon Building Toward Next Generation of Delaware Hockey

published in June 2019 on the Delaware Hockey Night website

Sean Cannon fell in love with hockey at a young age in his native New York. Now, as the hockey director at the Patriot Ice Center in Newark, Del., Cannon is determined to spread that love of the game with Delaware’s next generation of hockey players.

(Note: Sean Cannon is currently the hockey director of First State Ice Hockey LLC, but his mission remains the same.)

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