Eric Mitchell is a Editorial Director and Editor-in-Chief The Blood-Horse magazine.
Articles by Eric Mitchell
June 08, 2012
I'll Have Another was retired from racing June 8, the day before he had a shot at the Triple Crown t Read More
May 01, 2012
Salix is a medication used to prevent exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging, also known as bleeding. Read More
April 12, 2012
TOBA hopes to to do more to address the controversial issue of allowing race-day Salix administration. Read More
January 06, 2012
The relationship between the TRF and its key benefactor, the Paul Mellon Estate, withered over the past year. Read More
October 31, 2011
Prominent Thoroughbred owner George Strawbridge Jr. said racing can only grow by eliminating medications. Read More
September 25, 2011
Policy reform could be ahead after a filly broke down and was not euthanized for nearly an hour. Read More
September 04, 2011
Can we blame Salix and race-day medications for the bad perception horse racing seems to draw from the public? Read More
August 11, 2011
The Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement organization announced that it will be expanding in upstate New York. Read More
June 16, 2011
A baby step toward progress was how organizers described the two-day International Race Day Medication Summit Read More
June 15, 2011
Concerns about Salix's performance-enhancing attributes may pale in comparison to the potential detrimental Read More
June 14, 2011
Anyone hoping to learn the intricacies of Salix use, research, and regulation at the June 13 International Read More
June 13, 2011
Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging discussed on Day 1 of the International Summit on Race Day Medication Read More
June 11, 2011
Ruler On Ice, a son of Roman Ruler out of Champagne Glow stalked Shakleford through most of the Belmont Stakes Read More
June 10, 2011
Another battle over the medication Salix is brewing. We say "another" because Thoroughbred racing has been Read More
May 21, 2011
Shackleford wins the 2011 Preakness Stakes. Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom finishes second and Astrology Read More
April 29, 2011
A federal bill might be filed next week that creates a three-strikes-you're-out penalty system for anyone found guilty of racing a horse under the influence of a performance-enhancing drug.
November 06, 2010
Zenyatta's history-making winning streak ends by a nose to Blame in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Blame is a homebred son of Arch for Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider. Read More
October 06, 2010
Without question, Bute and other NASAIDs help horses in training. But do we really need them on race day? Most vets will say it's better to give a horse time off rather than medication. Read More
September 30, 2010
The buy-back rate at the recently concluded Keeneland September yearling sale became the sale's most significant statistic because it dropped to 26.7% from 27.5%. The improvement in trade over last year meant at least 30 more horses found n Read More
September 17, 2009
On the recommendation of the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s Office, horses stabled at Hoosier Park will not be allowed to enter the barn areas of any Kentucky racetrack or public training facility until further notice.
Hoosier Park Racing an Read More
September 26, 2007
I took my 7-year-old son to visit the Old Man on a recent Sunday afternoon.
It's been almost 20 years since I'd seen him, and the first time for Matthew. You know how time gets away. The Old Man's health has not been too good lately so a Read More
June 12, 2002
The American Quarter Horse Association has eliminated all restrictions regarding the registration of foals produced through embryo transfer as part of an out-of-court settlement with a coalition of breeders.
For a couple of years, the Read More
May 30, 2002
A Texas judge reaffirmed on May 16 his earlier decision that an American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) rule restricting the number of registered foals produced through embryo transfer violates the state's Read More
January 24, 2002
Published in the Jan. 26 issue of The Blood-Horse
Thoroughbred breeders who are happy with the industry's staunch opposition to artificial insemination and embryo transfer should not get too comfortable.
"Don't think Read More
January 09, 2002
Uniformity among testing procedures and the development of a broad-based funding mechanism to support expanded testing programs and research were among 21 recommendations made by Racehorse Medication Summit report released Jan. 4.
The Read More