Ruler On Ice, a son of Roman Ruler out of Champagne Glow stalked Shakleford through most of the Belmont StakesRead More
Eric Mitchell is a Editorial Director and Editor-in-Chief The Blood-Horse magazine.
Articles by Eric Mitchell
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.Read More
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
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 new homes than would have otherwise had the buy-back rate stayed the same as in 2009. Keeneland deserves a lot of credit for shaking up the saleâ€™Read More
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 and Casino officials took precautionary measures Sept. 12 and placed 59 horses in quarantine when clinical signs consistentRead More
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 aRead More
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, theRead More