The Blood-Horse Regionals

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

1/18/2014 Southwest: Rising Star

  • January 28, 2014
  • File Size 3.4MB

Dr. Linda Robbins grows Starfish Stallions near Hot Springs by Evan Hammonds Dr. Linda Robbins didn't return to Arkansas to start a new stallion operation; getting more involved on the racing side...

1/18/2014 Southeast: Beyond Pleasant

  • January 28, 2014
  • File Size 1.6MB

Helen and Joe Barbazon step up for Florida at Pleasant Acres by Michael Compton Destiny, some believe, is not a matter of chance but of choice. For Joe and Helen Barbazon of Pleasant Acres Farm near Morriston...

1/11/2014 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic: Family Farming

  • January 22, 2014
  • File Size 3.2MB

Saratoga Stud bolstered by O'Cains and fifth-generation farmer Rick Burke. by Phil Janack Not 15 minutes from the main gate at Saratoga Race Course, along a paved, two-lane road that winds through...

1/11/2014 West Coast: Roaring Back

  • January 22, 2014
  • File Size 4.3MB

Smiling Tiger keys California upswing at Premier Thoroughbreds by Jack Shinar "Moneyball," The National best-selling book and successful 2011 movie, showed it was possible for the low-budget...

1/4/2014 Midwest/Canada: The Doctor Is In

  • January 14, 2014
  • File Size 3.4MB

Dr. George Sikora builds Mapleton Farm in Buckeye State by Steve Haskin Although Thoroughbred Racing has been reduced to a whisper around the country, the sport is actually causing quite a commotion in...

12/14/2013 West Coast: Rising Champ

  • December 26, 2013
  • File Size 5.6MB

Dick Barton expands his racing/breeding outfit with skilled people, business savvy, and luck by Eric Mitchell Richard “Dick” Barton is cruising well below the radar through California’s racing scene, but...

12/14/2013 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic: Stepping Up

  • December 26, 2013
  • File Size 4.2MB

Dance to Bristol takes Ollie Figgins III to the big stage . by Esther Marr The Nov. 16 retirement ceremony at Laurel Park honoring three-time graded stakes winner Dance to Bristol was bittersweet for Ollie...

12/7/2013 Southwest: Double Barrel

  • December 17, 2013
  • File Size 5MB

Texan Wes Melcher aims high with his Double Infinity Ranch by Evan Hammonds While new Stallion operations and training centers are popping up in hot-bed regional markets such as New York and Maryland,...

12/7/2013 Southeast: Investing in Success

  • December 17, 2013
  • File Size 2.3MB

Northwest Stud makes a commitment to excellence by Michael Compton Nestled on 250 acres inside the sprawling Nelson Jones Training Center near Ocala, Fla., Northwest Stud opened its gates for business...

11/9/2013 North East/Mid-Atlantic Regional: School's In

  • November 19, 2013
  • File Size 1.7MB

Morrisville State College prepares students for racing jobs by Lenny Shulman Nestled in a sleepy town along Route 20 in Central New York 30 miles southeast of Syracuse University and no more than 10 from...

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