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Vinery Launches Fantasy Stable Game

Tom Simon, owner of Vinery Farms near Lexington and Summerfield, Fla., hopes to reward Thoroughbred racing's current fans as well as attract new horse players through a fantasy stable game entitled "DerbyDreamer.com."

Inside Track: Heart of a Hero

Inside Track: Heart of a Hero

Sue Dowling, who bred the stakes-winning gelding Ranger Heartley with her husband, Craig Upham, decided to name the horse after a local heroic army ranger, Sgt. Jeffrey Hartley, who was killed in Iraq in April 2008.

Champion 2YO Female: She Be Wild

Champion 2YO Female: She Be Wild

Mike and Nancy Mazzoni's homebred filly won the Arlington-Washington Lassie (gr. III) and capped the year off with a score in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita.

KY Farm Tour Web Site to be Launched

In an effort to promote the local Thoroughbred industry, a recently formed company called Horse Capital Productions will launch a Web site Jan. 15 to serve as a bridge between farms and tour companies in the Bluegrass.

Inside Track: World's Smartest Horse

Inside Track: World's Smartest Horse

In all of Karen Murdock's 37 years of experiences she has never encountered a horse quite like Lukas. Starting out as a downtrodden "racetrack reject," Lukas is now known to many as one of the most intelligent animals on the planet because of Murdock's soft-spoken training techniques.

Terrazas to Lease Overbrook Land

Terrazas to Lease Overbrook Land

Eduardo Terrazas' Terrazas Thoroughbreds will be relocating from Elmer Whitaker's Whitaker Farm on Paris Pike near Lexington to the Young family's Overbrook Farm, which ceased operations this year and is nearly finished dispersing its horses.

Georgia Committee Studies Racetrack Benefits

The state of Georgia may be in for some changes in the coming months as horse enthusiasts try to convince lawmakers that building a racetrack is vital to both the struggling breeding industry and the economy as a whole.

Windfields to Disperse Standout Mares, Foals

Windfields Farm, the historic Canadian nursery that announced in August it would disperse its remaining horses at this year's Keeneland November breeding stock sale, has several promising prospects that are sure to stir up some excitement during the auction Nov. 10-11.

Nov. Overbrook Dispersal Has Rich Offerings

With the Keeneland September yearling sale behind him, Ric Waldman of Overbrook Farm is concentrating all his efforts on promoting the 157 mares, weanlings, racing, and stallion prospects that will go through the ring Nov. 10-11 as part the operation's final dispersal at Keeneland's November breeding stock sale.

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