Eric Mitchell

Eric Mitchell is a Editorial Director and Editor-in-Chief The Blood-Horse magazine.

Articles by Eric Mitchell

Outside the Lines

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares thoughts on why racing needs to beef up out-of-competition testing. Read More

Slow Crawl to Uniformity

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares thoughts on the path to racehorse medication uniformity. Read More

British Steroid Could Impact American Horses Racing Abroad

Enforcing the ban on steroid use could be tricky for American horses, depending on how testing is conducted. Read More

Salix: Is Change on the Horizon?

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares thoughts on Salix's state in Thoroughbred racing. Read More

Commentary: Keeping the Promise

The Blood-Horse's editor shares thoughts on a promise to keep racehorses safe on all track surfaces. Read More

Commentary: Using a 'Checklist' Mindset for Racehorses

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares how a checklist could benefit racehorse health. Read More

Commentary: Better Questions to Answer

Eric Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, shares his thoughts on potential research on Salix. Read More

How Hong Kong's On-Track Pharmacies Work

Dr. Christopher M. Riggs describes the Hong Kong Jockey Club's on-track pharmacies and how they work. Read More

Commentary: Horse Racing Medication Reform

Eric Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, shares his thoughts on medication reform. Read More

TRF Settles Lawsuit with New York

The suit was filed in May 2012 based on affidavits alleging abuse spread across TRF's satellite farms. Read More

Commentary: Rebels and Reformers

Eric Mitchell shares his thoughts on the U.S. Trotting Association's recent exit from the RMTC. Read More

Study: Race-Day Medication Has No Effect on Genetics

The genetic integrity of North American-bred horses doesn't seem to have been affected by race-day medication. Read More

Commentary: Avoiding the Edge

What could a recent Texas ruling about registering horse-clones with the AQHA mean for Thoroughbred breeders? Read More

Commentary: Do the Right Thing For Racehorses

Eric Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, shares his thoughts on racehorse welfare issues. Read More

CHRB: No Spike in Sudden Deaths

CHRB officials contested reports that the state has seen a spike in the number of sudden death cases. Read More

California Sees Rise in Horse Deaths due to Cardiac Failure

California racing saw a sharp increase last year in the number of fatalities due to cardiac failures. Read More

Commentary: Eye on the Racehorse Safety, Welfare Summit

Eric Mitchell shares his thoughts on the recently completed Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit. Read More

Commentary: Following Up on the Salix-Free Racing Pledge

Trainers managing Salix-free horses noted that none of them have shown signs of bleeding after races so far. Read More

New Book on Equine Law is Rich in Horse Racing History

The book covers the twisting morass of equine regulatory law and tells a history of Thoroughbred racing. Read More

Race-Day Salix Ban Will Extend to 2-Year-Old Listed Stakes

Race-day Salix will not be allowed in listed stakes races for 2-year-old Thoroughbreds. Read More

Bramlage: I'll Have Another Injury is Minor But Slow-Healing

I'll Have Another was retired from racing June 8, the day before he had a shot at the Triple Crown t Read More

New York Taking Public Comments on Salix Use in Racehorses

Salix is a medication used to prevent exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging, also known as bleeding. Read More

TOBA Reaffirms Commitment to Race-Day Drug Ban

TOBA hopes to to do more to address the controversial issue of allowing race-day Salix administration. Read More

TRF Alleges Libel, Slander in Lawsuit

The relationship between the TRF and its key benefactor, the Paul Mellon Estate, withered over the past year. Read More

Strong Drug Reform in Thoroughbred Racing Urged by Owner

Prominent Thoroughbred owner George Strawbridge Jr. said racing can only grow by eliminating medications. Read More