There’s an unsigned letter presumably making the rounds in Kentucky — and elsewhere — that’s addressed to “Bloodhorse Trustees & Industry Leaders” and makes for interesting reading because it takes some accurate shots at the principals (and principles) involved. Stacy Bearse, the publisher of The Blood-Horse, is the primary target, and Ray Paulick, former editor of the magazine, takes collateral damage. I got a copy of the letter from Jack Werk, who received it in the mail today postmarked from Louisville, Ky., with no return address. Jack is the president of Werk Thoroughbred Consultants Inc., and the originator of eNicks. He’s also been a longtime target of Stacy’s. Click here to read a recent blog by Jack that addresses Stacy’s refusal to take his advertising (read the second half of the post).
Who wrote this letter? That’s the speculation. It’s well written, and there’s a lot of inside information in it. Much of it, certainly as it applies to the mismanagement of The Blood-Horse reputation, is on the money. I asked Jack to post it on his secure server so that I could link to it. Click here to read it.