The Blood-Horse Regionals

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

03/12/11 Southeast: Finery at Vinery

  • March 08, 2011
  • File Size 1.1MB

Sometimes it pays to be contrarian. While other operations have contracted over the past few years, Tom Simon’s Vinery has gotten aggressive. It has supported its young stallions More Than Ready and Congrats...

03/05/11 Midwest/Canada: Tree Top

  • March 01, 2011
  • File Size 4.2MB

When a horse finds its best stride and is good enough to knock down a couple of grade I races, it’s rarely a case of being an overnight sensation. Behind every “big horse” is usually a breeder or owner...

02/26/11 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic: Swept Away

  • February 23, 2011
  • File Size 4.5MB

New Jersey-born owner, trainer, and breeder Edwin Broome obviously relishes the mountaintops in racing much more than the inevitable valleys, but like every other horseman he knows both extremes are part...

02/19/11 West Coast: Claims Adjuster

  • February 15, 2011
  • File Size 4.6MB

Not too many people campaign two millionaires in their lifetime. Don Van Kempen took it further and found his seven-figure earners via the claim box. For $25,000 in 2003, he claimed Moscow Burning. She...

02/19/11 Southwest: Oklahoma Opportunity

  • February 15, 2011
  • File Size 4.4MB

Ellen Caines hasn’t changed a bit when it comes to horses. “I remember when I was a little girl, my mom and dad would say that wherever we went I could find a horse within a five-mile radius,” she said...

02/05/2011 Southeast: Royal Flush

  • February 08, 2011
  • File Size 4.1MB

Retirement is a dirty word to Harold Queen. The 75-year-old Florida resident said he works “seven days a week” and doesn’t plan to stop “until I’m dead.” While many men his age in the Sunshine State are...

02/05/2011 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic: Scary Good

  • February 01, 2011
  • File Size 5MB

Tarry Bratton is standing outside the stallion barn on a sun-splashed late October morning when his cell phone trills. Scanning the caller ID, his eyebrows arch. After a brief conversation a huge smile...

02/05/2011 Midwest/Canada: Cara Climbs

  • February 01, 2011
  • File Size 4.7MB

Even given the global recession and resultant downturn of business in the Thoroughbred industry, pockets of progressive commerce exist, particularly in places such as New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and now...

01/29/11 West Coast: Special Treatment

  • January 25, 2011
  • File Size 4.9MB

As a heart surgeon who helped develop coronary bypass surgery—a procedure performed on more than 1.5 million people a year—Dr. Mark Dedomenico has dedicated his career to improving the lives of humans...

01/22/11 Southeast: Diamond ‘Dude’

  • January 18, 2011
  • File Size 2.5MB

The Thoroughbred business is a family affair for Donald Dizney, who has been involved in breeding and racing for more than 20 years. Go to the website for his Florida-based Double Diamond Farm and you...

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