Lexington, KY (SportsNetwork.com) – A majority ownership interest in Blood-
Horse magazine has been purchased by The Jockey Club Information Systems.
The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association made the
“The Jockey Club stewards believe that a publication with the history,
influence, and brand recognition of Blood-Horse is a considerable asset for
the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry and that there are certain
synergies that will make it an even stronger entity as a result of this
transaction,” said Ogden Mills Phipps, chairman of The Jockey Club,
The Jockey Club Information Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Jockey
It was also announced that John K. Keitt Jr. has been appointed as chief
executive officer and publisher of Blood-Horse, effective immediately.
“Blood-Horse will continue to cover the issues, events, and personalities in
our industry in a journalistically sound manner going forward,” Phipps said.
“The Jockey Club and its affiliated companies have many longstanding business
and editorial relationships with other media organizations in this industry,
and we will strive to maintain and enhance those relationships. We are pleased
to welcome aboard John Keitt as Blood-Horse’s new business leader.”