The Blood-Horse Regionals

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

3/5/2010 Midwest / Canada: North Stars

  • March 08, 2010
  • File Size 3.5MB

The mid-to-late 20th century in Thoroughbred racing is commonly described as the “golden years” of the sport, referring to the strength, stamina, and sheer brilliance of a number of that time period’s...

2/27/2010 Northeast: Big Time

  • February 24, 2010
  • File Size 5.1MB

Sal Simeone was shopping at the 2004 Ocala Breeders’ March sale of 2-year-olds in training with one goal—a common dream shared by all horsemen: to discover that special horse that would put him on top...

2/20/2010 West Coast: Establishing a Legacy

  • February 22, 2010
  • File Size 3.2MB

When multiple graded stakes winner Papa Clem became available for stud duty in late January, Pete Parrella and several other prominent California breeders immediately leapt into action. They were determined...

2/13/10 Southeast: Pleasant Passion

  • February 09, 2010
  • File Size 2.3MB

Joe Barbazon admits to having had a bad case of butterflies in his stomach just prior to the $3-million Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Turf (gr. IT) last November at Santa Anita Park. The nerves were understandable...

2/13/10 Southwest: All in, In Oklahoma

  • February 09, 2010
  • File Size 4MB

Saturdays for high school students usually mean sleeping late, goofing off with friends, or perhaps attending a sporting event, depending on the season. Not for Joe Carter. A native of Tulsa, Carter spent...

2/6/10 Northeast: Mighty Penn

  • February 09, 2010
  • File Size 6.9MB

One of Mike Jester’s most vivid memories of an afternoon spent at the racetrack occurred April 14, 1977, a day he decided to visit Garden State Park in Cherry Hill, N.J. In mid-afternoon, after being invited...

1/16/10 Northeast: Growing the Garden

  • January 14, 2010
  • File Size 2.2MB

With the loss of two major racetracks over the years and continuous battles with the Atlantic City casinos and state legislature to get slots, New Jersey racing is struggling to remain competitive with...

1/16/10 West Coast: A Gem at Emerald

  • January 14, 2010
  • File Size 3.1MB

Recognition in the Thoroughbred industry comes slowly, if at all, for a horseman who plies his trade in the great Northwest. But for Howard Belvoir—a trainer, owner, and breeder who got his start in the...

1/9/10 Southwest: Triple Threat

  • January 06, 2010
  • File Size 850.2kB

The travel arrangements were made. The horse was ready to go. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate. Snow in Louisiana? So Richard Owens ended up watching the $750,000 Boyd Gaming’s Delta Jackpot...

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