Maryland horseman Stuart S. Janney III has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Blood-Horse Publications. Janney assumed the post of Chairman on Aug. 4.
Janney is the Chairman of Bessemer Trust Company and Bessemer Securities Corporation, North America. He sits on several industry boards, including Breeders' Cup, Keeneland Association, Maryland Million, New York Racing Association, and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), where he also served as Chairman of the Board. Janney is a member of The Jockey Club and served as a steward from 1996-2000. His family's racing and breeding operation has a long and successful history. Among the numerous stakes winners in recent years was grade I winner Coronado's Quest. Janney resides in Butler, Md.
Janney succeeds G. Watts Humphrey Jr. Humphrey, who stepped down as chairman after serving in that role for 15 years, was re-elected to a five-year term on the Board and to the post of Vice Chairman. Under Humphrey's leadership, Blood-Horse Publications' grew from a single title publishing operation to a diverse, multimedia publishing house. Revenues multiplied several times and service to the industry was advanced on numerous fronts.
Blood-Horse Publications, founded in 1916, is an international publishing house for top Thoroughbred and general equine magazines, books, and videos. The company's flagship publication, The Blood-Horse
, is the Thoroughbred industry's leading news and information weekly magazine. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also publishes The Horse
, a monthly equine health care magazine; the official Kentucky Derby and World Thoroughbred Championship/Breeders' Cup souvenir magazines; Auction Edge
, and Keeneland
magazine. Blood-Horse Publications also publishes horse-related books and videos under the Eclipse Press banner. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also operates Exclusively Equine, its e-commerce and mail-order catalogue division; and a family of leading Web sites including bloodhorse.com and TheHorse.com.