The Blood-Horse Regionals

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

01/29/11 West Coast: Special Treatment

  • January 25, 2011
  • File Size 4.9MB

As a heart surgeon who helped develop coronary bypass surgery—a procedure performed on more than 1.5 million people a year—Dr. Mark Dedomenico has dedicated his career to improving the lives of humans...

01/22/11 Southeast: Diamond ‘Dude’

  • January 18, 2011
  • File Size 2.5MB

The Thoroughbred business is a family affair for Donald Dizney, who has been involved in breeding and racing for more than 20 years. Go to the website for his Florida-based Double Diamond Farm and you...

01/22/11 Southwest: Cedar Creek Takes Root

  • January 18, 2011
  • File Size 3.5MB

Cedar Creek Ranch near Grenville, N. Mex., is pretty much in the middle of nowhere, and Richard and Connie Snyder seem to like it that way. Nestled in the northeast corner of the Land of Enchantment, the...

01/11/11 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic: Dealing In Delaware

  • January 11, 2011
  • File Size 2.4MB

A lifetime of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice has all come together to make Bessie Gruwell one of the most respected women in racing, not only at her home base of Delaware Park but in the Mid-Atlantic...

12/25/2010 Midwest: Hoosiers Go Higher

  • December 21, 2010
  • File Size 6.2MB

Indiana is known as the “Crossroads of America” because of its central location and interstate highway system. The state’s horse racing industry has benefited from a geographical perspective, given Indiana...

Northeast/Mid-Atlantic: Family Affair

  • December 14, 2010
  • File Size 2.1MB

Ronnie Houghton had just finished talking about the 300-acre farm he and his wife, Betsy, own in southeastern Pennsylvania. Two-hundred Thoroughbred broodmares, weanlings, yearlings, and racehorses dot...

12/18/2010 West Coast: Still Soaring

  • December 14, 2010
  • File Size 5.6MB

Larry Mabee loves to watch people at the racetrack. The regulars in particular fascinate him because they come every single day and make up the backbone of the sport. “You need to recognize them,” Mabee...

12/11/2010 Southwest: Crowne Jewel

  • December 07, 2010
  • File Size 1.9MB

Perfect days are daily occurrences in sunny Puerto Vallarta, the popular resort town on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Especially if you own a 50-foot sailboat and a 30-foot fishing boat, each complete with...

11/16/2010 West Coast: Sharp Shooters

  • November 16, 2010
  • File Size 4.7MB

You look at Steve Bajer and John O’Hara moving around the sales at Keeneland each September and November, and they seem like two guys who took a wrong turn on the way to a fishing trip. Bajer, 62, and...

9/25/2010 West Coast: View from the Top

  • September 21, 2010
  • File Size 5.6MB

When Martin and Pam Wygod decided last June to sell their River Edge Farm near Buellton, the California breeding industry reeled. River Edge, after all, stood some of the state’s leading stallions. Would...

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