The Blood-Horse Staff

The Blood-Horse is the leading weekly publication devoted to international Thoroughbred racing and breeding. Since 1916, the staff of The Blood-Horse has served the Thoroughbred community with the highest standards of journalistic excellence to provide comprehensive and timely editorial coverage and analysis.

Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

Australia's Rules Banning AI in Thoroughbreds Upheld

The Full Federal Court of Australia dismissed a challenge to a ban on artificial insemination (AI). Read More

Old Friends Retiree Bull Inthe Heather Euthanized

The 24-year-old had been receiving treatment for several health issues, but his quality of life diminished. Read More

New NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance Code Available

The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance's 2014 Code of Standards is now available for public comment. Read More

Old Friends, New Vocations Enter Partnership

The agreement is designed to jointly benefit Thoroughbreds in their post-racing and -breeding careers. Read More

Tax Depreciation for Racehorses Advances

This provision accelerates, simplifies, and makes uniform the depreciation period for racehorses. Read More

Jockey Club Releases Equine Injury Database Statistics

The prevalence of race-related fatal injury for a five-year period was 1.91 per 1,000 starts. Read More

Enhanced Security Protocols for Wood Memorial

Horses competing in the race will be subject to out-of-competition testing for banned substances, and more. Read More

TRF Names Messer, Scherf to Board

The TRF has named Nat T. Messer IV, DVM, ABVP, and Christopher Scherf to its board of directors. Read More

Charles Town Races to Make Donation to CANTER

The $10,000 donation will be made April 19 when the West Virginia track hosts Charles Town Classic night. Read More

Report: PETA Probe Alleges Cruelty to Horses

A major Thoroughbred racing stable was the subject of a 2013 undercover PETA investigation. Read More

RMTC Amends Therapeutic Medications List

The RMTC is working toward the nationwide adoption of uniform medication rules, penalties, and testing. Read More

Racehorse's Wins to Benefit Horse Health Research

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will receive 1% of Palace Malice's future graded stakes wins. Read More

2014 TAA Application Available Online

The 2014 application for organizations seeking accreditation from the TAA Foundation is now available online. Read More

New Mexico Approves Uniform Racehorse Medication Rules

New Mexico is the most recent state to have its racing commission approve uniform medication rules. Read More

Truesdail Labs to Handle Maryland Racehorse Drug Tests

Truesdail will analyze all urine and blood specimens taken from horses competing at Maryland races. Read More

Blood-Horse Releases 'Saving New Lives' Long-Form Feature

The feature offers a look inside a neonatal intensive care unit treatment wing and surgical facilities. Read More

Minnesota to Hold Unwanted Horse Summit

Reasons, costs, and solutions for the increase in unwanted horses will be discussed at the March 8 summit. Read More

New Vocations Launches Ambassador Program

Those who have adopted a New Vocations horse can assist the organization in promoting retired racehorses. Read More

Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit Set for July 8-9

The two-day workshop brings together a cross-section of the breeding, racing, and veterinary communities. Read More

Top N.Y.-bred Dancin' Renee Dies at Old Friends

The 22-year-old Thoroughbred mare lost a long battle with laminitis and was euthanized Jan. 11. Read More

Irish Star St Nicholas Abbey Dies From Colic

Champion Irish racehorse St Nicholas Abbey died the morning of Jan. 14 due to complications from colic. Read More

Bill Would Extend Equine Industry Tax Benefit

Several favorable tax provisions the horse industry enjoyed in 2013 have reverted to lower levels or expired. Read More

Palmer Named NYSGC Equine Medical Director

Scott Palmer, VMD, Dipl. AVBP, will oversee the health and safety of horses at all New York state racetracks. Read More

Eclipse Award Finalist Laughing Dies From Colic

Laughing is a finalist for the 2013 Eclipse Award as the nation's outstanding female turf performer. Read More

Old Friends Retiree Sunshine Forever Dies

The 29-year-old stallion was discovered in his paddock at dawn on Jan. 7; a necropsy will be performed. Read More