Eric Mitchell has worked at BloodHorse since October 1999, joining the staff originally as a business writer. He is now covers stallion and farm news as Bloodstock Editor and manages BloodHorse MarketWatch, Stallion Register, and the Auction Edge sales guide.
Attorney Gerard Romski issued a statement Feb. 20 defending his client, trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. He said a request by a regulatory executive for New York to review Dutrow's license is "unfounded and irresponsible."
Zenyatta's history-making winning streak ended by a short head to Blame in a thrilling Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) (VIDEO) under the lights at Churchill Downs Nov. 6. Blame is a homebred son of Arch for Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider.
Buyers and sellers were encouraged by the 6.7% growth in the Keeneland September yearling sale's overall average price and an increase of 13.6% in the median. The positive results are a good omen for the November sale.
Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association names Jerry and Ann Moss the leading owners for 2009. Edward Evans is TOBA's national breeder of the year, and Hi Card Ranch is the top small breeder of the year.
Keeneland has successfully developed the September sale into the largest international marketplace for Thoroughbred yearlings. But will the sale continue offering the kinds of horses European buyers want?
Some bettors across the country nearly got shut out of the May 1 Kentucky Derby when AmTote International's multi-jurisdictional wagering hub in Portland, Ore., locked up twice within 50 minutes of the Derby's post time.
The Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) and two other Pennsylvania races lost their graded status for 2009 because the state racing commission didn't follow a more extensive drug testing protocol required by the American Graded Stakes Committee.