The Blood-Horse Regionals

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

December 14, 2019 - Southeast: Taking a Chance

  • January 21, 2020
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Shooting Star Thoroughbreds starts quickly with Chance It By Charlie McCarthy MARY LIGHTNER WAS LOOKING FOR A CHANGE. The daughter of a trainer, Lightner had been training racehorses herself for five years...

December 7, 2019 - Northeast/Mid-Atlantic: In the Purple

  • January 21, 2020
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Wanda Polisseni helps horses through Purple Haze Center By Karen M. Johnson THERE IS NO SLOWING down breeder and ownder Wanda Polisseni, either in her pursuit to purchase more horses or in her philanthropic...

December 21, 2019 - Midwest/Canada: Old School Lessons

  • January 21, 2020
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Ontario's Shannondoe Farm boasts long-term success By Jennifer Morrison ARIKA EVERATT-MEEUSE SETTLES into her office chair at her Shannondoe Farm in the southwestern Ontario city of St. Thomas in the...

November 9, 2019 - West Coast: Straight Arrow

  • November 11, 2019
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Adrian Gonzalez is bullish on California breeding By Tracy Gantz ADRIAN GONZALEZ COULD have continued down the bloodstock agent path for his entire career. He regularly brings major consignments to California...

April 27, 2019 - Southwest: Quality Speaks Loudly

  • May 07, 2019
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Whispering Oaks is a jewel in Cajun Country By Gary McMillen TWENTY YEARS AGO the land, untouched by plow or human hand, was in charge: an expense of impenetrable brush tangled with thorns, palmetto, and...

April 20, 2019 - Southeast: Eddie Maple Comes Up Roses

  • April 23, 2019
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Hall of Fame rider still enjoys the horses at Rose Hill Plantation Equestrian Center By Frank Angst BECAUSE EDDIE MAPLE RISES at the same time each day —5:10 a.m. —the retired Hall of Fame jockey notices...

April 6, 2019 - Midwest/Canada: Breaking Bad Habits

  • April 09, 2019
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Ed Crothers turns horses around at Cedar Brook Farm By Meredith Daugherty AS THE SON of a blacksmith and trainer, Ed Crothers cannot remember a time in his life when he was not surrounded by horses. From...

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