In an Associated Press article published last year, one of Jess Jackson's employees called the California wine tycoon a whirlwind. But based on what's been happening in Central Kentucky lately, that description was an understatement. Jackson, 75, is roaring through the Bluegrass with the strength of a Category 5 hurricane.
- By Tom LaMarra
On the heels of action taken by the California Horse Racing Board, the Jockeys' Guild plans to make recommendations to regulators in Kentucky and New York on changes in the scale of weights.
Rubiyat, a grade II stakes-placed son of Rubiano, has been relocated to Blue Moon Equestrian near Coopersburg, Pa.
Graded stakes winner Forest Heiress is the first mare to be checked in foal to 2004 champion and dual classic winner Smarty Jones.
Canterbury Park Holding Corporation announced the initial approval of more than $100,000 in charitable grants through its Canterbury Park Minnesota Fund. Thirteen grants, ranging from $2,000 to $15,000, have been awarded to Minnesota organizations serving the equine industry and groups working to promote responsible gaming.
- By Ron Mitchell
A spokeswoman for the New York State Racing and Wagering Board said Tuesday that a blood sample taken from a horse trained by Michael Dickinson was not lost but that there was an insufficient amount of the sample to be sent for independent testing.
Fox Hill Farm's undefeated Rockport Harbor, who suffered a foot bruise on Feb. 20, has shown dramatic improvement and is already back jogging, the colt's owner, Rick Porter, said Tuesday.
Smokester, sire of California champion Free House, died Feb. 21 while breeding at the Sahadi family's Cardiff Stud Farms near Atascadero, Calif.
Yes, a Magic Millions record was broken Tuesday during the opening session of the three-day Adelaide Magic Millions yearling sale in Australia. But reader beware -- this was a hard sell sale.
George Krikorian's millionaire and grade I winner Starrer produced her first foal, a Danzig filly, Feb. 19 at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.
Elle Seule, a French group II winner and one of nine stakes winners out of the Pretense mare Fall Aspen, died Feb. 21 because of a ruptured aneurysm at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington, Ky.
Deanna Manfredi, a 36-year-old marketing consultant from Toughkenamon, PA, took home $250,000 and a stable of eight Thoroughbreds when Avenueofknowledge won the "American Dream Derby" for her on Presidents' Day at Santa Anita Monday.
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