Yearling sales should benefit from purse growth and stability in major racing markets. read blog
The Jockey Club should push for more in-depth furosemide research. read blog
The Triple Crown is supposed to be hard; reform could ruin it read blog
Silence in reaction to a barrage of criticism is telling. read blog
The Jockey Club's initiatives could be most important as catalysts for change. read blog
Weanling market shows greater overall strength than in 2012. read blog
John Hendrickson and Marylou Whitney donated $10,000 to the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters association during the 54th annual awards dinner at The Derby restaurant in Arcadia, Ca. Oct. 30.
Tight race for 3-year-old champion male read blog
Split with Standardbreds keeps uniformity elusive. read blog
The strong Keeneland September sale could delay action in Kentucky on gaming efforts, though there are plenty of reasons to act. read blog
Extra days and races, so far, not downgrading the meet. read blog
Above all, buyers want choices. read blog
Eric Mitchell talks with Jerry Crawford, President of Donegal Racing, who own Belmont Stakes contender Dullahan. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Eric Mitchell recaps Saturday action at the 2011 Breeders' Cup, including Drosselmeyer's victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions Watch Video
Eric Mitchell recaps Day 2 of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale, and overall results from the 2-day auction. Watch Video
Talkin' Horses with The Blood-Horse, a popular feature on BloodHorse.com, will change to a new live format at 12:00 pm, EDT on Tuesday, June 21.
Five things? We received 50 unique recommend-ations to improve racing. Read Blog
Eric Mitchell has been appointed Executive Vice President of Blood-Horse Publications it was announced Jan. 17. He will retain his primary role of Editorial Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Blood-Horse.
From a farm's viewpoint most new stallions today are not worthwhile investments. Read Blog
Eric Mitchell recaps Day 1 of the 2010 Breeders' Cup, including the extracurricular activities of the Marathon. Watch Video
California trainer John Shirreffs looks back at 2009 and believes racing missed a huge opportunity to build up the sport and attract new fans. Read Blog
Few issues in horse racing fire up people's emotions like medication. A couple of years ago the target was anabolic steroids, and the industry reacted quickly. Read Blog
In the best of all possible worlds, every yearling offered at Keeneland would find a buyer. Read Blog
How can handle numbers be so elusive in an industry as regulated as pari-mutuel wagering? Read Blog
Claiborne and other long-established farms have not only survived, but bucked every trend of development and commerce. Read Blog
Blood-Horse executive editor of digital media Eric Mitchell hosts prominent horsemen Bobby Trussell, Rob Whiteley, Rob Keck, Mike Pons, Arthur Hancock III, and Duncan Taylor as they discuss what they see inside the numbers.
In this exclusive report, The Blood-Horse investigates whether the Thoroughbred racehorse is as tough today as it was 30 to 40 years ago. Editors of The Blood-Horse recently sought the answer to this question by producing a comprehensive review of 34 years of historical Thoroughbred stallion progeny records pulled from The Jockey Club's extensive database.
By Eric Mitchell - The drumbeat to regulate steroids in sale horses is loud and growing. But if the industry only implements a ban on steroids and moves on, then it's missed an opportunity to address other important issues.
By Eric Mitchell - In many ways, Keeneland September has already established itself as an event. Why else would consignors continue to offer more horses there? They have to believe they are selling at the epicenter, and that there is no better place to be.
Bloodhorse.com, the Thoroughbred industry's leading online Web site for the latest news and information on racing and breeding, now includes high-quality, full audio race replay videos of graded stakes races from the United States, available for viewing within 20 minutes of the respective race.
Blood-Horse Publications has announced that Eric Mitchell has accepted the newly-created position of executive editor of Digital Media for The Blood-Horse.
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