Articles posted October 30, 2009

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Award for Design Work at Fasig-Tipton Ky.

Henkel Denmark, the landscape architectural firm that designed the renovated grounds at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky, was presented an award Oct. 30 for its work.

Galt House Named Official Derby Hotel

The Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky., has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with Churchill Downs to be named the official host hotel of the track, the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), and the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), it was announced in an Oct. 30 release.

KY Vet Requiring Testing of Horses From Texas

Due to the ongoing investigation into equine piroplasmosis in the state of Texas, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's state veterinarian's office has opted to require testing of all horses from Texas entering the state of Kentucky.

My Pal Charlie Retired; to Stand in Louisiana

My Pal Charlie Retired; to Stand in Louisiana

My Pal Charlie, who won the 2008 Super Derby (gr. II) and placed in five other graded stakes, has been retired and will stand in 2010 at Michele Rodriguez and Lee Daniel Thomas' Elite Thoroughbreds near Folsom, La.

Max's Pal On the Move to Indiana

Max's Pal has been relocated to the Indiana Stallion Station near Anderson, Ind., for the 2010 breeding season. The 14-year-old son of Marquetry previously stood at Lambholm South near Reddick, Fla. He will be standing as the property of a syndicate and will stand for $1,500 live foal.

Online Hat Auction to Support Old Friends

An online auction "Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby," to benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement facility, will begin Nov. 1 with the first offering, a "Black Tie Affair" Derby hat.

CDI's Evans: Some Progress in Kentucky

The president of Churchill Downs Inc. said he believes recent developments with the makeup of the Kentucky General Assembly are positive and could help lead to legalization of video lottery terminals at racetracks in the state.

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