Articles posted September 14, 2009

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Keeneland September Sale: Day 1 Recap

Keeneland September Sale: Day 1 Recap News Editor Ron Mitchell recaps the disappointing first day of the Keeneland September Sale, plus an interview with Frank Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

Hoosier Puts Bit More Pressure on Kentucky

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced purse increase that has put purses about 20% higher than they were when its meet began July 30. Thus far, the Indiana track has paid about $30,000 more a day than Turfway Park in neighboring Kentucky.

Koch to Retire as Claiborne's Farm Manager

Koch to Retire as Claiborne's Farm Manager

Gus Koch, the manager of the Hancock family's historic Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., will retire at the end of the Keeneland September yearling sale. He was named the Farm Manager of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club in 2004, and he is a past president of the organization.

Burning Keeneland Questions and Some Answers

Burning Keeneland Questions and Some Answers

One day prior to the Sept. 14 start of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington, there was a lot of uncertainty about how the market would perform at a time when the economy was continuing to struggle. There also were some questions about what was going on around the sale grounds. Here they are, and here are their answers.

Abandoned Horse Teleconference Scheduled Oct. 6

Amidst reports of horses being abandoned due to the struggling economy, the University of Illinois Extension has scheduled a telephone conference on October 6 from 6:30 to 8:00p.m. to address this issue.

"Horses and other animals are suffering from the economic downturn right along with their owners," said Ellen Phillips, U of I Extension educator...

Racehorse Retraining Symposium Coming to Maryland

A training symposium focusing on retraining the retired racehorse will be offered by professional three-day event rider and clinician Steuart Pittman Oct. 4 in Crownsville, Md.

The purpose of this event is to demonstrate the skills that a rider needs to train a retired racehorse and to promote these generous athletes.

In the first segment, Pi...

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