Eclipse Press and The HayNet selected as "Forbes Best of The Web"
Sites selected based on content, design, navigation, speed and customization.

LEXINGTON, June 8, 2001-, the leading Thoroughbred horse racing and breeding site, and The HayNet (, the leading directory of horse Web sites, have been selected by the editors of Forbes magazine as Forbes "Best of The Web" sites, which are selected based on their content, design, navigation, speed and customization. Forbes' editors review thousands of sites annually to help Forbes readers "get the most out of the Web."

Founded in 1995, features industry news, expanded coverage of the Triple Crown and other special industry events, and a rich statistical repository of racing and breeding information. The HayNet, founded in 1994, features links to more than 15,000 other equine web sites.

"It is a great honor to have two of our Web sites recognized among Forbes' elite Web resources," said Chuck Manson, Vice President of Technology for The Blood-Horse, Inc. "The 'Forbes Best of the Web' annual is a publication that many people keep within arms-length of their computers. This is a great compliment to our new media and editorial teams, who are truly first-class.

"Reader and advertiser acceptance of our Web sites has grown phenomenally over the past three years. and The HayNet are among the most successful Web sites in the equine industry. When you give readers good content, you can succeed in this dog-eat-dog dot-com world."

A complete list of the Forbes "Best of the Web" is available online at and The HayNet are owned and operated by The Blood-Horse, Inc., publishers of The Blood-Horse, the leading international weekly Thoroughbred racing and breeding information magazine; The Horse, a monthly equine health care magazine; Equine Images, a quarterly equine art enthusiast's magazine; TBH MarketWatch, a twice-monthly newsletter for Thoroughbred investors; the official Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup souvenir magazines, and Keeneland magazine. In addition, The Blood-Horse, Inc. also operates Eclipse Press, its book publishing division, and Exclusively Equine, its e-commerce and mail-order catalogue division.

FORBES is a registered trademark of FORBES Management Co., Inc. All rights reserved.

For additional information, contact Robert Bolson, Promotions Manager, The Blood-Horse, Tel.: (859) 276-6809, or e-mail

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