The Blood-Horse Regionals

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

2/9/2013 Southeast Regional: On the Square

  • February 05, 2013
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Plain-talking Eddie Plesa Jr. may be having his lucky day By Mike Berardino Like her husband, Laurie Plesa grew up around Thoroughbred horse racing. Her father, Joe Servis, was a Hall of Fame jockey. Her...

2/9/2013 West Coast Regional: Out of This World

  • February 05, 2013
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Linda Madsen brings Thoroughbreds to Milky Way Farm by Tracy Gantz Linda Madsen can’t point to one incident in her life that put her on the path to Thoroughbreds. It could have been that first visit to...

2/2/2013 Midwest/Canada Regional: Facing the Challenge

  • January 29, 2013
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Tom Roche makes a go of it at his Carmalley Valley Farm in Missouri. by Claire Novak Success in thoroughbred racing is difficult to find and producing the “big horse” is even harder, yet hundreds of small...

1/19/2013 Southwest Regional: Trophy Presentation

  • January 23, 2013
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Richard Hessee brings Brahms and The Daddy to Arkansas’ Trophy Club by Lenny Shulman While stallion owners in Thoroughbred breeding hotbeds such as Kentucky and New York compete tooth-and-nail to attract...

1/12/2013 Southeast Regional: Coming Up Aces

  • January 08, 2013
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Fred and Jane Brei's Jacks or Better Farm plays a winning hand. by Michael Compton Fred Brei’s successFul approach to Jacks or Better Farm’s racing operation may seem like common sense, but for the...

1/12/2013 West Coast Regional: Generation Next

  • January 08, 2013
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Emily Wygod builds on a family tradition by Lenny Shulman Emily Wygod is on the right side of the Thoroughbred business. As the daughter of industry giants Pam and Marty Wygod, she has the benefit of their...

1/5/2013 Midwest/Canada Regional: Driven for Success

  • January 02, 2013
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Mari Hulman George’s interest in Thoroughbreds is up to speed. by Esther Marr Mari Hulman George has a long and storied history with racing—auto racing. She is the only child of Anton “Tony” and Mary Fendrich...

12/15/2012 West Coast Regional: Bo Knows Horses

  • December 11, 2012
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Bo Derek’s positive effect on the California Horse Racing Board by Lenny Shulman Bo Derek is talking about ways to enhance Thoroughbred racing’s stature among the mainstream American public when it’s suggested...

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