The Blood-Horse magazine
The Blood-Horse is an international weekly news magazine about Thoroughbred horses, horse breeding, and horseracing. It was founded in 1916, the oldest continually published North American Thoroughbred magazine. The magazine is based in Lexington, Kentucky, the Horse Capital of the World. The publisher claims it to be the number one magazine of its kind.
The magazine won acclaim for its exclusive report indicating that 1986 Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand had been slaughtered by his owners overseas after a marginal stud career. The news resulted in increased efforts to save retired racehorses.
Issues cover races, analysis, events, trends, debate, farm management, pedigrees, people, profiles, medication issues, investigative reports, and breeding news.
The magazine is printed in full color by Blood-Horse Publications, in association with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. Blood-Horse Publications is located in Lexington, KY and publishes several other off-shoot magazines.
The Blood-Horse has an online version, at Bloodhorse.com
The similarly titled, Australian Bloodhorse Review is unaffiliated.
For the new millennium, Blood-Horse magazine compiled a list of the Top 100 Racehorses of the 20th Century which was published in book form.
- Horse Racing's Top 100 Moments by The Blood-Horse Staff. Blood-Horse Publications (2006) ISBN : 1581501390
- Thoroughbred Champions: Top 100 Racehorses of the 20th Century by The Blood-Horse Staff. Eclipse Press (1999) ISBN 1-58150-024-6
- Handicapping the Wall Street Way by Mark Ripple. (2005) ISBN : 1-58150-126-9