The Blood-Horse Regionals

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

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...

10/26/2013 West Coast Regional: Clean Sweep

  • November 08, 2013
  • File Size 5.7MB

Hronis Racing tops California's major meets in 2013. by Tracy Gantz Kostas Hronis Claimed his first horse, Sleep Tight, with trainer John Sadler in February 2010, just as that year's 2-year-old...

4/27/2013 Southwest Regional: Sew Good

  • April 23, 2013
  • File Size 2.3MB

Betty Matthews’ silks are worn throughout North America by Gary McMillen It’s a windy morning in early spring and Betty Matthews is sitting on her porch swing, sipping a cup of coffee. A deep cushion of...

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