FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Contact: Robert Bolson, Director of Corporate Marketing
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REMI BELLOCQ TO BE THURSDAY'S GUEST ON BLOODHORSE.COM "TALKIN' HORSES"
Lexington, KY - Remi Bellocq, CEO of the national Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA), will be the online guest on Thursday, March 13, at noon ET for this week's edition of BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" www.BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses sponsored by TrueNicks.com. The HBPA, which represents owners and trainers, is involved with many important facets within the industry, including licensing, ownership, and medication. Bellocq, the son of acclaimed equine cartoonist Pierre "Peb" Bellocq, has spent a lifetime around the horse industry. Raised in New York and New Jersey, Bellocq had an opportunity to witness some of racing's greats on the New York racing circuit. He has also traveled extensively throughout the world as an amateur jockey having ridden throughout North America and Europe. He and his father founded the Amateur Riders Club and Bellocq most recently scored a win in the 2007 Coolmore Challenge at the High Hope Steeplechase in Lexington.
In addition to his family background and hobby interests in horses, Bellocq has extensive experience in racetrack management, including executive positions at Garden State Park, Longacres, Turf Paradise, and Santa Anita Park. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program. Continuing the family tradition, Bellocq relaxes by cartooning and has had work appear in racing industry publications and with the Lexington Herald-Leader "cartoons to the editor" feature.
How to participate in the BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses"/ask questions:
Questions for Remi Bellocq can be submitted in advance now or during the online discussion by going to http://www.BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses. The same Internet address will also carry BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" webcast on Thursday. BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" is sponsored by TrueNicks.com and offers an entertaining and engaging opportunity for racing enthusiasts to talk online one-on-one with high-profile insiders, newsmakers and legends of the Thoroughbred industry.
Racing enthusiasts are invited to join in the discussion or simply enjoy and monitor the informative "Q&A" session as it occurs by visiting http://www.BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses at noon ET on Thursday. Each edition of BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" is archived online and available 24/7 for later reading.
For more information, visit: http://www.BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses.
BloodHorse.com was voted the #1 horse industry Web site in 2007, 2005, and 2002 by the American Horse Publications Association, and was previously selected as a Top Seven Equestrian Web site by Forbes magazine. It is the preferred choice of industry professionals and racing enthusiasts alike for up-to-the-minute racing news and information. From award-winning, comprehensive editorial to fan-favorite Breeders' Cup and Triple Crown Mania channels and the engaging BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" weekly feature, there is something for all Thoroughbred racing professionals and enthusiasts. BloodHorse.com is operated by Blood-Horse Publications, the Thoroughbred industry's foremost publishing company. Blood-Horse Publications also publishes The Blood-Horse, the leading weekly Thoroughbred racing and breeding news and information magazine; the award-winning The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, a monthly equine health care magazine; TBH MarketWatch, a newsletter for Thoroughbred investors and recipient of the prestigious Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) for 2006 and 2005; the official Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup souvenir magazines; Auction Edge; and Keeneland magazine. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also publishes equine-related books and videos under the Eclipse Press banner, and operates a family of award-winning Web sites including TheHorse.com, StallionRegister.com, ExclusivelyEquine.com, the official store of Blood-Horse Publications, BloodHorseNOW.com, and the new TrueNicks.com.
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