The Blood-Horse Regionals

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

03/28/09 Midwest Regional: Mastering Michigan

  • March 24, 2009
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As breeder/owner Marilyn McMaster looked at splashy photographs of yearlings galloping across lush pastures, her favorite gray mare posing beneath a weeping willow tree, and her intricately self-built...

03/21/09 Southwest Regional: Early to Rise

  • March 19, 2009
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There once was a Louisiana breeder who purchased broodmares in the $7,500-$10,000 range. But last November he bought a mare for $65,000, and in January he spent $85,000 for another. Tom Early smiles when...

03/07/09 Northeast Regional: Under Plank

  • March 19, 2009
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The temptation—as the red-roofed foaling and broodmare barns have gone up, the white-board fencing began stretching across the perimeter, and a string of horses settled in—is to dwell on the glory days...

03/07/09 West Coast Regional: Future at the Fair

  • March 05, 2009
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Download PDF Fairplex Park will launch what may be only the beginning of a complete makeover at the Barretts March sale in Pomona, Calif. The $1.3-million facelift is turning the Barretts sale pavilion...

02/28/09 Northeast Regional: Halls of Fame

  • February 24, 2009
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Download PDF Five years ago, New Jersey residents George and Lori Hall were avid Thoroughbred racing fans, scrambling to find a babysitter to watch their daughter on weekends so they could enjoy a few...

02/28/09 Midwest/Canada Regional: Fleet Field

  • February 24, 2009
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Download PDF Sometimes breeders have to wait a long time to see their labor blossom to fruition. On other occasions they have to wait a really long time. But for Mike Carroll and John C. Harvey Jr., the...

02/21/09 Southwest Regional: Star of Louisiana

  • February 17, 2009
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Download PDF Though she has been a major Thoroughbred breeder and owner in Louisiana for nearly three decades, Evelyn Benoit says until recently some people in the industry saw her as a bit of a laughing...

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

  • February 10, 2009
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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
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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
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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...

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