The Blood-Horse Regionals

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

11/12/11 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic: Big Ups Upstate

  • November 09, 2011
  • File Size 3.4MB

McMahon of Saratoga turns 40 in style Forty years ago when Joe and Anne McMahon bought a 100-acre farm on Fitch Road a few miles east of Saratoga’s famed track, they could have decided to raise reindeer...

04/30/11 Southwest: The Gift of Harmony

  • April 26, 2011
  • File Size 1.3MB

What started as a couple of extravagant gifts has prompted a lifelong passion for horses for Harmony Training Center owner Theresa Moore, who became involved in Thoroughbred racing and breeding through...

04/09/2011 Midwest/Canada: Friends and Family

  • April 05, 2011
  • File Size 4.1MB

A year ago, in April 2010, a fire swept through a broodmare barn at Indiana Stallion Station, and despite the valiant efforts of the farm’s staff, more than a dozen horse perished, including some broodmares...

04/02/11 Southwest: A State of Hope

  • March 30, 2011
  • File Size 2.9MB

The Texas horse industry lives and dies by odd-numbered years. The Lone Star State is one of the few states whose legislatures only meet biennially, and when lawmakers do come together in Austin, it’s...

03/19/11 Northeast/MidAtlantic: Bucking the Trend

  • March 15, 2011
  • File Size 2.5MB

The year was 2003, and Charles “Buck” Woodson Jr. finally had had just about enough. For more than 30 years the tough-as-nails Woodson, a no-nonsense horseman known for his colorful personality, had been...

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...

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