Blood-Horse Publications

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Blood-Horse Publications
Parent company Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
Status Active
Founded 1916
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Lexington, Kentucky
Distribution Worldwide
Imprints Numerous
Official website

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] Since 1961, Blood-Horse Publications has been owned by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, a non-profit organization that promotes Thoroughbred racing and breeding. According to the company, Blood-Horse has subscribers from over 80 countries worldwide.[2] and according to ESPN is the thoroughbred industry's most-respected trade publication.[3]


Publisher & CEO:

  • Marla Bickel

Board of Trustees:



Their book-publishing arm is Eclipse Press.[5] 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.[6]

Products and Services[edit]

  • TrueNicks [6]
  • Stallion Register Online [7]
  • The Blood-Horse Source Online [8]