The Blood-Horse Regionals

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

12/14/2013 West Coast: Rising Champ

  • December 26, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

4/6/2013 Midwest/Canada Regional: Flower Power

  • April 02, 2013
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Henry Mast goes from greenhouses to winner’s circle by Esther Marr One of Michigan-based Thoroughbred owner/breeder Henry Mast’s life mottos—“Business is easy”—is etched on a sign on his office door. The...

3/30/2013 Southwest Regional: Loose and Free

  • March 26, 2013
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Terry Gabriel instills teamwork at Pelican State Thoroughbreds by Gary McMillen Terry Gabriel has mastered the art of deception. In his role of owner and manager of Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Gabriel...

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