BloodHorse donates large collection to UofL


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – BloodHorse Magazine, the thoroughbred industry’s premier weekly publication, has donated almost 80 years’ worth of issues to the University of Louisville Equine Industry Program.

    It is the first such donation to the program, which is housed in the College of Business. The collection will be kept in UofL’s Ekstrom Library.

    The collection consists of a continuous run of BloodHorse Magazine from 1940 to 2018 bound in 332 volumes. It contains more than 4,100 issues, many uniquely bound in a green cloth covering. Also donated were a selection of Goodwin’s Turf Guides that date back to the mid- to late-1800s.

    “This donation gives researchers an enormous amount of thoroughbred racing history and breeding in one place,” said Sean Beirne, director of the UofL Equine Industry Program. “On behalf of our students, faculty members and researchers, I thank BloodHorse for trusting UofL with this invaluable collection.”

    UofL’s Equine Industry Program offers an accredited business degree with an equine focus. Graduates can be found in all aspects of the industry, from training to broadcasting. BloodHorse is a longtime supporter of the program, hiring its graduates and providing guest lecturers and internships for students.

    BloodHorse offers comprehensive and broad-ranging coverage of thoroughbred racing and breeding. The company’s website,, offers daily news, analysis, race entries and results.

    “We were thrilled that UofL wanted the books and recognized their value,” said Eric Mitchell, bloodstock editor at BloodHorse. “It really does offer peace of mind that they have a home where they are appreciated and used.”

    For further information, contact Beirne at or 502-852-4846.


    Editors: Photo attached shows Eric Mitchell, bloodstock editor for BloodHorse (l) and Sean Beirne, director of UofL’s Equine Industry Program (r)

    Janet Cappiello covers student success for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since 2014.