Blood-Horse to Publish Combined Issue

"Year in Review" issue will include Auctions Digest.

Blood-Horse Publications has announced that The Blood-Horse will publish a Dec. 26, 2009-Jan. 2, 2010 combined issue that will feature a “Year in Review”, recapping the top Thoroughbred industry stories of 2009, and include a 2009 “Auctions Digest.”

Also included will be Blood-Horse senior correspondent Steve Haskin’s personal viewpoint of the entire decade, 2000-2009.

The “Auctions Digest of 2009” includes detailed hip-by-hip information -- organized by sire -- on weanlings, yearlings, juveniles, and broodmares sold at all major North American sales. The 100-page section will include every transaction from January to December. The issue will automatically be mailed to The Blood-Horse subscribers and be available on newsstands beginning Tuesday, Dec. 29.

“Combined issues have become routine in the publishing world and weekly publications such as People, BusinessWeek, and Sports Illustrated now publish various combined issues,” said publisher Stacy V. Bearse in a press release. “This year, we also decided to muster our resources to produce a blockbuster issue that will go to press on Dec. 28 and be received by subscribers on or about Jan. 1. Of course, and our electronic newsletters will continue to deliver up-to-the-minute news and analysis.”