The Blood-Horse Regionals

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

2/8/2014 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic: Pride of Pa.

  • February 19, 2014
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  • File Size 4.6MB

Houghton family’s Sylmar Farm early home to Princess of Sylmar By Steve Haskin The Houghton family can best be described as straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting, portraying a slice of Americana many...

2/1/2014 Midwest/Canada: Steady Hand

  • February 11, 2014
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  • File Size 2.8MB

Mapleville Farms and Sherry McLean stay stable in changing times by Lenny Shulman In the mIdst of the instability that has befallen the Thoroughbred industry in Ontario over the past two years, at least...

1/18/2014 Southwest: Rising Star

  • January 28, 2014
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  • File Size 3.4MB

Dr. Linda Robbins grows Starfish Stallions near Hot Springs by Evan Hammonds Dr. Linda Robbins didn't return to Arkansas to start a new stallion operation; getting more involved on the racing side...

1/18/2014 Southeast: Beyond Pleasant

  • January 28, 2014
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  • File Size 1.6MB

Helen and Joe Barbazon step up for Florida at Pleasant Acres by Michael Compton Destiny, some believe, is not a matter of chance but of choice. For Joe and Helen Barbazon of Pleasant Acres Farm near Morriston...

1/11/2014 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic: Family Farming

  • January 22, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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,...

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