Courts May Settle Artificial Insemination Debate

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.

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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 forever is forever,” warned D. Barry Stone, legal counsel for the American Quarter Horse Association, which has been sued over a rule permitting only one foal conceived by embryo transfer to be registered per year. “The rules are sanctified because a lot of people have worked hard on them. But it ain’t necessarily so.”


Pending legal actions against the AQHA and The Jockey Club have the potential to wrest from breed registries control over their own rules

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

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