The Blood-Horse is pleased to announce the recent growth of its editorial team.
Glenye Cain Oakford hit the ground running Sept. 9 at the Keeneland September yearling sale as the new lead bloodstock writer for The Blood-Horse. In her new position as senior correspondent, Glenye will cover the yearling and mixed sales season on BloodHorse.com and in the magazine, contribute to the periodic commercial sales analysis feature Bloodstock & Markets, and provide online stories on trends and key players in the Thoroughbred marketplace. Besides her sale coverage, Glenye will be producing video features that will be rolled out throughout the next year on BloodHorse.com.
Glenye has been writing about horses and field sports since 1986 and most recently was the Daily Racing Form senior bloodstock correspondent, a position she had held since 1999. Oakford won a 2012 Eclipse Award for her multimedia work and also is the author of The Home Run Horse.
Mike Compton also joins The Blood-Horse in a dual role. As senior correspondent, Mike will be covering the major East Coast juvenile sales. Outside the sale season, he will use his extensive experience in the industry toward the development of products and services for our professional audience.
Mike has two decades of involvement in the Thoroughbred industry, having worked alongside and interviewed owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys, racetrack executives, and industry leaders as editor-in-chief of The Florida Horse, Wire to Wire, and managing editor of California Thoroughbred. Mike has also contributed to ESPN.com's horse racing page, as well as other industry trade publications.
Ian Tapp has been promoted to editor of The Blood-Horse MarketWatch. Prior to his appointment, Ian has been responsible for product development, sales and marketing for TrueNicks, the Thoroughbred industry's leading pedigree nicking system, since 2010. Originally from Atlanta, Ga., Ian is a graduate of the Darley Flying Start program, in which he worked on stud farms and racetracks in Ireland, England, Kentucky, Australia, and Dubai, and also worked for trainer Todd Pletcher. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program.
Nicole Sauer was hired as the assistant editor for The Blood-Horse MarketWatch. In her position, she will handle key statistical formatting and production duties as well as help develop new features for the monthly newsletter. Nicole has done extensive independent study in Thoroughbred pedigrees and the racing industry and has hands-on experience at several major farms, most recently at WinStar Farm. She also has experience with statistical analysis and newsletter production, having been the editor of the equine program newsletter during her last two years at Lake Erie College.
"We're excited to welcome such highly skilled people to our team," said editorial director and editor-in-chief, Eric Mitchell. "Their talents will further our mission to continuously improve on the already high-quality information, products, and services people rely on from Blood-Horse Publications."