Named AAEP Equine Industry Board Member
KY-- Ray Paulick, editor in chief of The Blood-Horse and executive
vice president and editorial director of Blood-Horse Publications,
has been selected as the American Association of Equine Practitioners
(AAEP) equine industry representative on the groups board
of directors. His term will begin during the AAEPs 49th Annual
Convention in New Orleans, La., November 21 25, 2003, and
run through 2006.
was selected for this position because of his knowledge of the equine
industry and his ability to analyze issues from both the industry's
and horses perspective, said Wayne McIlwraith, DVM,
PhD, AAEP past president and chairman of the AAEPs Nominating
Committee. We look forward to his contributions to the AAEPs
career has been dedicated to coverage of the Thoroughbred industry.
He joined The Blood-Horse as editor in chief in May 1992 and took
on the additional responsibilities of executive vice president and
editorial director as the company expanded through the addition
of the multi-breed horse health magazine, The Horse: Your Guide
to Equine Health Care, and the development of Eclipse Press, an
equine book publisher, as well as custom publishing and new media
Publications is a non-profit company owned by the Thoroughbred Owners
and Breeders Association. The Blood-Horse magazine was first published
in 1916, and Paulick is only the publications fifth editor
in chief, following Thomas Cromwell, Joe Estes, Kent Hollingsworth
and Edward Bowen.
to joining Blood-Horse Publications, he spent more than a dozen
years with other Thoroughbred publications, including Thoroughbred
Times, The Racing Times, and Daily Racing Form. Paulick has been
a visible spokesman for the industry when a subject of interest
arises with the general media. He has been interviewed on various
subjects by NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, National Public Radio, BusinessWeek,
Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and other national media. In 2000,
the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders named him as recipient
of the Charles W. Engelhard Award.
Paulick lives in Lexington, Ky., with his wife Carol and their two
children. A native of Rockford, Ill., he attended the University
have long admired the AAEP as an extremely effective organization,
so I am looking forward to seeing the inner workings as well as
adding whatever input I can from an obviously different perspective
than that of the veterinary board members," said Paulick.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered
in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization
dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse. Currently, AAEP
reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its 6,500 members
worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management,
research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession
and horse industry.
Blood-Horse Publications is an international publishing house for
top Thoroughbred and general equine magazines, books, and videos.
The companys flagship publication, The Blood-Horse, is the
Thoroughbred industrys leading news and information weekly
magazine. Blood-Horse Publications also publishes The Horse: Your
Guide to Equine Health Care, a monthly equine health care magazine;
the official Kentucky Derby and World Thoroughbred Championship/Breeders'
Cup souvenir magazines; Auction Edge, and Keeneland magazine. Blood-Horse
Publications also publishes horse-related books and videos under
the Eclipse Press banner. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications
also operates Exclusively Equine, its e-commerce and mail-order
catalogue division; and a family of leading Web sites including
bloodhorse.com and TheHorse.com.