The Blood-Horse Regionals

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

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

  • February 01, 2011
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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
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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
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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
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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...

01/22/11 Southwest: Cedar Creek Takes Root

  • January 18, 2011
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Cedar Creek Ranch near Grenville, N. Mex., is pretty much in the middle of nowhere, and Richard and Connie Snyder seem to like it that way. Nestled in the northeast corner of the Land of Enchantment, the...

01/11/11 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic: Dealing In Delaware

  • January 11, 2011
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A lifetime of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice has all come together to make Bessie Gruwell one of the most respected women in racing, not only at her home base of Delaware Park but in the Mid-Atlantic...

12/25/2010 Midwest: Hoosiers Go Higher

  • December 21, 2010
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Indiana is known as the “Crossroads of America” because of its central location and interstate highway system. The state’s horse racing industry has benefited from a geographical perspective, given Indiana...

Northeast/Mid-Atlantic: Family Affair

  • December 14, 2010
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Ronnie Houghton had just finished talking about the 300-acre farm he and his wife, Betsy, own in southeastern Pennsylvania. Two-hundred Thoroughbred broodmares, weanlings, yearlings, and racehorses dot...

12/18/2010 West Coast: Still Soaring

  • December 14, 2010
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Larry Mabee loves to watch people at the racetrack. The regulars in particular fascinate him because they come every single day and make up the backbone of the sport. “You need to recognize them,” Mabee...

12/11/2010 Southwest: Crowne Jewel

  • December 07, 2010
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Perfect days are daily occurrences in sunny Puerto Vallarta, the popular resort town on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Especially if you own a 50-foot sailboat and a 30-foot fishing boat, each complete with...

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