Eric Mitchell

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

Articles by Eric Mitchell

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

Racing Catastrophic Injuries Could Lead to Vet Policy Reform

Policy reform could be ahead after a filly broke down and was not euthanized for nearly an hour. Read More

Commentary: Perception of Medications and Racing

Can we blame Salix and race-day medications for the bad perception horse racing seems to draw from the public? Read More

Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement to Expand in New York

The Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement organization announced that it will be expanding in upstate New York. Read More

Medication Summit Called 'New Beginning'

A baby step toward progress was how organizers described the two-day International Race Day Medication Summit Read More

Summit Furthers Discussion on EIPH

Concerns about Salix's performance-enhancing attributes may pale in comparison to the potential detrimental Read More

Race Day Medication Summit Digs Into Salix

Anyone hoping to learn the intricacies of Salix use, research, and regulation at the June 13 International Read More

Education Early Focus of Race Day Medication Summit

Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging discussed on Day 1 of the International Summit on Race Day Medication Read More

Longshot Ruler On Ice Steals the Belmont Stakes

Ruler On Ice, a son of Roman Ruler out of Champagne Glow stalked Shakleford through most of the Belmont Stakes Read More