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Blood-Horse Publications and Hammond Communications Group announce strategic multimedia partnership agreement.

Lexington, KY-- Hammond Communications Group and Blood-Horse Publications, two prominent companies in the equine industry, have agreed to a strategic multimedia partnership agreement. As part of the agreement, Hammond Equine, a division of Hammond Communications Group, will act as the multimedia provider for Blood-Horse Publications and its customers. Services provided by Hammond Equine include web design and development, Interactive CD-ROM, DVD and video / film production. Services provided by Blood-Horse Publications include print and web marketing and secure, high-quality web hosting.

Hammond Equine will serve the customer base of Blood-Horse Publications' Mane Media web development division. The partnership will allow the two organizations to focus on their specific areas of expertise, while offering full service marketing solutions to the equine industry. Equine professionals will benefit from the knowledge, experience and innovation both companies bring to the industry.

"We are proud to venture into an agreement with such a respected entity as Blood-Horse Publications. Ultimately, the equine professional will gain the most benefit from the agreement by having access to a new level of multimedia expertise" stated Ron Mossotti, President of Hammond Communications Group.

"Our goal is to provide the equine industry with innovative solutions and exceptional service. This partnership will go a long way towards meeting this goal. Communication through multimedia is a powerful tool and this partnership will work to provide the community with solutions that are powerful, innovative, and cost effective," said Mr. Stacy V. Bearse, and Publisher of Blood-Horse Publications.

Both companies share a long and storied history in the Equine industry.

The Blood-Horse has over 85 years of service to the Thoroughbred industry. Blood-Horse Publications publishes The Blood-Horse, the oldest continually published Thoroughbred magazine in North America; The Horse, a monthly magazine devoted to equine health care; TBH MarketWatch, a newsletter for Thoroughbred investors; the official Kentucky Derby and World Thoroughbred Championship-Breeders' Cup souvenir magazines. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also operates a family of award-winning Web sites including, and The HayNet (

Hammond Communications Group has been serving the industry since November of 1980 when, current Hammond Communications Group President, Ron Mossotti, teamed with NBC Sportscaster, Tom Hammond, to form Hammond Communications Group. In the following years, Hammond Communications earned a well-deserved reputation for high quality video production, and then expanded into computer visualization and interactive media production. Recently, Hammond Communications Group moved to further its growth in the equine industry with the creation of Hammond Equine, a division specializing in the multimedia needs of the industry.

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