The Blood-Horse Regionals

Stories about North American farm owners, racehorse owners, and breeders from the pages of The Blood-Horse magazine.

02/14/09 West Coast Regional: Making a Difference

  • February 10, 2009
  • File Size 3.1MB

Download PDF Bob Fletcher well remembers the long, hard road to sobriety. He spent 41/2 months in and out of Arcadia Methodist Hospital near Santa Anita Park, both his racetrack job and his marriage in...

02/14/09 Southeast Regional: Bubbly Spirit

  • February 10, 2009
  • File Size 680kB

Download PDF Edward Seltzer was only a year out of college and was partaking in his usual game of gin rummy with a bunch of buddies when one of them made him an unusual offer. He told Seltzer he had just...

02/07/09 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional: Fit For a Hero

  • February 03, 2009
  • File Size 2.5MB

Download PDF After brief stints as a jockey agent and as an aspiring trainer, Bob Haynes has found his niche in the Thoroughbred business as an owner, certified by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s...

01/31/09 Midwest/Canada Regional: "Cam-do Attitude"

  • January 29, 2009
  • File Size 1.5MB

Download PDF Camelia Casby isn’t the first person in Thoroughbred racing who learned about the game the hard way. However, she stuck it out, found a certain level of success, and possesses a positive outlook...

01/24/09 Southwest Regional: Lover's Lane

  • January 20, 2009
  • File Size 1.8MB

Download PDF When it comes to cowboy hats, chicken fried steak, and high school football, the old saying that everything’s bigger in Texas is definitely true. Among the few exceptions to that rule are...

01/17/09 West Coast Regional: Plan Ahead

  • January 20, 2009
  • File Size 1.7MB

Download PDF In 2004, on a farm adjacent to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California’s Central Valley, a bay filly was born that would change everything for breeder Carol Anderson...

01/03/09 Southeast Regional: A Real Corker

  • January 06, 2009
  • File Size 2.6MB

Download PDF Nora Figliolia has a problem. She can’t bring herself to watch races in which horses bred by her and her husband, Al, run. And so increasingly, she’s missing some of the better events on the...

12/13/2008 West Coast Regional: Pioneer of the West

  • December 09, 2008
  • File Size 2.2MB

Download PDF Kathy Walsh’s training career intertwines so thoroughly with Washington’s Longacres Race Course that many people think she hails from the Pacific Northwest. Four times the leading trainer...

12/13/2008 Northeast Regional: Name Game

  • December 09, 2008
  • File Size 1.3MB

Download PDF As the world deals with the ongoing economic crisis, Thoroughbred owner and breeder Larry Goichman can rely on an old racing adage in these tough times: no one has ever committed suicide if...

12/6/2008 Southeast Regional: Bay Watch

  • December 02, 2008
  • File Size 2.8MB

Download PDF Once you come to Tampa Bay Downs, we expect you will return,” said Stella F. Thayer, president and treasurer of the Oldsmar, Fla., track. Horsemen and fans have been doing that this decade...

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