Thursday, December 3, 2009
Contact: Robert Bolson, Director of Corporate Marketing
Blood-Horse Publications
(859) 276-6809;

Special issue to feature the Year in Review and a massive 2009 Auctions Digest

Lexington, Ky. - The Blood-Horse will publish a special December 26, 2009-January 2, 2010 combined issue that will feature a Year in Review, recapping the top Thoroughbred industry stories of 2009, and include a massive 2009 Auctions Digest. Also included as a special bonus is Blood-Horse Senior Correspondent Steve Haskin's unique and personal viewpoint of the entire decade, 2000-2009. The Auctions Digest of 2009 includes detailed hip-by-hip information organized by sire on weanlings, yearlings, juveniles, and broodmares sold at all major North American sales. With this special 100-page section, readers can easily research each and every transaction from January to December. The issue will automatically be mailed to subscribers to The Blood-Horse and be available on newsstands beginning Tuesday, December 29.

"Combined issues have become routine in the publishing world and weekly publications such as People, BusinessWeek, and Sports Illustrated now publish various combined issues," commented Publisher Stacy V. Bearse. "This year, we also decided to muster our resources to produce a blockbuster issue that will go to press on December 28 and be received by subscribers on or about January 1. Of course, and our electronic newsletters will continue to deliver up-to-the-minute news and analysis."

The Blood-Horse is the leading Thoroughbred racing and breeding news and information magazine and is published by Blood-Horse Publications, a multimedia publishing company that traces its roots to 1916. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also publishes the award-winning The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, a monthly equine health care magazine; The Blood-Horse MarketWatch, a newsletter for Thoroughbred investors; the official Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup World Championships souvenir magazines; Auction Edge; and Keeneland magazine. 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,,,, the official store of Blood-Horse Publications, and

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Dec. 3, 2009


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