Blood-Horse Publications

Blood-Horse Publications is an American multimedia publishing house focused on horse-related magazines headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. It began in 1916 through its flagship magazine, The Blood-Horse.[1] From 1961 to 2015, Blood-Horse Publications was owned by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, a non-profit organization that promotes Thoroughbred racing and breeding. In 2015, The Jockey Club became the majority owner.[2] According to the company, Blood-Horse has subscribers from over 80 countries worldwide.[3] and according to ESPN is the thoroughbred industry's most-respected trade publication.[4]

Blood-Horse Publications
Parent companyThe Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationLexington, Kentucky


Publisher & CEO
  • Marla Bickel
Board of Trustees



Their book-publishing arm is Eclipse Press.[6] They also distribute a mail-order catalog of horse-related items, called Exclusively Equine that offers publications such as the Kentucky Derby Souvenir Magazine and Commemorative Collector's Issues and run several websites.[7]

Products and servicesEdit

  • TrueNicks[11]
  • Stallion Register Online [12]
  • The Blood-Horse Source Online [13]


  1. ^ "The Blood-Horse Releases Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics Symposium on DVD". 9 February 2011.
  2. ^ TJC Acquires Majority Interest in Blood-Horse
  3. ^, division of Blood-Horse Publications Archived 2012-03-01 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved February 19, 2012
  4. ^ ESPN - August 5, 2003 Retrieved February 19, 2012
  5. ^ "TheHorse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care -".
  6. ^ "Eclipse Press Custom Publishing". Archived from the original on 2007-03-21. Retrieved 2007-03-09.
  7. ^ Blood-Horse Publications publications, products, and services list
  8. ^ "The Blood-Horse MarketWatch".
  9. ^ "Auction Edge - Home".
  10. ^ "Keeneland magazine: Welcome!".
  11. ^ "TrueNicks".
  12. ^ "Stallion Register Online". Retrieved 2012-05-21.
  13. ^ "The Blood-Horse Source". Retrieved 2012-05-21.

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