Blood-Horse Launches Initiative to Educate Kentucky Legislators

Blood-Horse Publications is providing each member of the Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives with an annual subscription to The Blood-Horse the company's flagship publication and the oldest continually published North American Thoroughbred magazine. Blood-Horse Publications launched the initiative as part of its ongoing 88-year mission: To inform and educate.

In addition to the 137 members of the Kentucky legislature who will receive a subscription, executive members of the recently-created Kentucky Horse Racing Authority will also receive a complimentary copy of The Blood-Horse each week. The subscription campaign was inspired by the formation of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP), a new alliance formed to educate Kentucky residents and legislators on the importance of the horse industry to the economy of the Commonwealth.

"The future of the commercial horse business in Kentucky is not a God-given right," commented Stacy V. Bearse, President and CEO of Blood-Horse Publications. "I recently visited Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville. In 1904, Belle Meade was the oldest and largest Thoroughbred farm in the nation. However legislative actions changed the climate for breeding and racing in Tennessee, forcing the industry to migrate north. Today, Tennessee is left without a single major Thoroughbred stud farm. The Belle Meade example is a reminder that we must be proactive to ensure that commercial horse breeding has a bright future in the Commonwealth."

The Blood-Horse-published by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA)-is a weekly magazine for professionals engaged in Thoroughbred breeding and racing. Coverage focuses on the horses, people, events, trends and issues affecting the industry.