A bill that would provide a tax break for Kentucky's horse industry advanced Feb. 10, when the Kentucky House Agriculture Committee unanimously approved HB 112.
Jockey Calvin Borel said the key to their success together was to allow Rachel Alexandra to be the boss. She knew she could handle fractions that often seemed impossibly fast. His biggest job was to stay out of the way.
The Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale concluded Feb. 9 with across-the-board declines as buyers continued to be selective and competitive on the upper echelon horses and little demand for lesser quality offerings.
The fourth annual Fantasy Derby Challenge, a free handicapping contest presented by WinStar StableMates, starts Friday, Feb. 12.
Graded stakes winner Flashy American and stakes-winning Funfair sold in quick succession for $395,000 and $350,000, respectively, Feb. 9 during the second day of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will host the Rood & Riddle Report Live, an educational seminar for people engaged in the equine industry, Feb. 25 at Embassy Suites in Lexington.
There were few surprises during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale, with buyers continuing to show selectivity for quality stock while there was little demand for cheaper horses.
Uncle Mo, North America's top freshman sire of 2015, was among the leading sires at the Inglis classic yearling sale in Australia, which closed Feb. 8 with records in all key market indicators and a 90% clearance rate.
Wide Range, an 11-year-old half sister to 2015 champion 2-year-old filly Songbird, has been purchased privately in Thailand by Team Valor International, which plans to breed the mare this spring.
Central Kentucky sire Old Fashioned will soon join a number of other U.S. stallions who recently have shipped to the Far East to continue their careers in South Korea.
An organization formed to represent the interests of racetrack veterinarians has become proactive in the area of research into therapeutic medications and continues to make its case that vets should be part of drug reform.
Maggie d'Oro, a 6-year-old mare in foal to the late stallion Scat Daddy, was purchased by Green Lantern Stables for $210,000 during the early portion of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale's first session Feb. 8.
Fasig-Tipton has added a no-guarantee season to Medaglia d'Oro, one of North America's leading sires, for its upcoming Kentucky winter mixed sale.
Two-day February sale is last opportunity to buy broodmare and broodmare prospects before the beginning of the breeding season and a solid marketplace for just-turned yearlings.
The first reported foal for Central Kentucky stallion Strong Mandate is a filly, born Jan. 3 at Pickett Thoroughbreds in Louisiana.
The first reported foal for Spendthrift Farm stallion Can the Man is a colt born Feb. 3 at Breakaway Farm in Indiana.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Southeast Region, Midwest Region, Northeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
BloodHorse.com is compiling a list of upcoming open house days showcasing stallions for the 2016 breeding season. Open house days will be added to the list below as they are received.
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders board of directors Feb. 5 released the nominees for 2015 KTA/KTOB Kentucky-bred champions and Broodmare of the Year.
Owner/breeder George Krikorian has been active in another Lexington commercial venture.
Lane's End will host a stallion season auction and open house to coincide with the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Mixed Sale.
Retired Racehorse Project announced it has received applications from 488 trainers for 741 horses for the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover that will take place Oct. 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington.
"Horses in Motion," an American Academy of Equine Art workshop by equine artist Booth Malone will be held at The Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken, S.C., Feb. 29-March 4.
The first edition under the name of The Blood-Horse was identified as Vol. XIII, No. 6, and was dated "Week Ending May 11, 1929."
Panelists discuss changes in stallion market and managing some of the top stallions of the 1980s and '90s.
Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, in comments that helped kick off the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association symposium Feb. 2, said horse racing and breeding in the state is strong, but challenges remain.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project is mobilizing support for House Bill 112, which will provide the same exemption from state sales tax on feed, supplies, and equipment that other agriculture animals receive.
Information and analysis of endoscopic exams and radiographs placed within repositories at major sales were designed to assist with the auction process, but they continue to pose issues for veterinarians, buyers, and sellers.
Fasig-Tipton has 48 entries for the Kentucky winter mixed sale supplemental catalog.
Vice president of racing W.B. Rogers Beasley is retiring from Keeneland June 30, it was announced Feb. 2, after 34 years of leadership involving the Lexington oval's sales and racing operations.
Jay Hickey, who has been president of the American Horse Council since June 1993, will retire June 30, it was announced Feb. 2.
A meet of firsts continued at Turfway Park Jan. 31 when Brett Santangelo won his first race as a trainer. Earlier in the meet two trainer-owner teams won their first stakes.
Texas oilman Mike Rutherford has sold his 250-acre Manchester Farm adjacent to Keeneland Race Course to Brad Kelley's Calumet Farm for $12.5 million.
New York-based sires Bob and John and Musket Man have been sold to stand in 2016 in South Korea.
Gov. Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria, winner of the 2015 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), has been sold to Japanese interests, it was confirmed by Jones son, Bret.
The 2016 Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund will be worth $5.79 million, up 4.2% from last year under a proposal approved by the Ohio State Racing Commission Jan. 26.
Old Friends president Michael Blowen said Jan. 28 that Fasig-Tipton's Blue Horse Charities has donated $50,000 toward rebuilding a hospital barn at the Georgetown, Ky., equine retirement farm.
The first reported foal by 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man arrived Jan. 24 at Sequel Stallions in New York.
Production of quality horse feed has evolved into a combination of natural ingredients and science. And just because a product is widely accepted doesn't mean it's not under regular review.
Bolstered by having the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years with American Pharoah, owner Zayat Stables and trainer Bob Baffert have nominated the largest numbers of 3-year-olds among the 368 nominated to this year's series.
Hakassan, winner of the 2012 Chilean Triple Crown and that year's champion 3-year-old in that country, has been imported to the United States to take up stallion duties at Millennium Farms near Lexington.
Atreides, a stakes-winning son of Medaglia d'Oro, sired his first reported foal Jan. 20 at Chuck and Lyra Miller's Rosecrest Farm in Paris, Ky., Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced Jan. 27.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, Breeders' Cup, Triple Crown, Kentucky
In record-setting fashion, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah secured the Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year honor Jan. 26.
Stoneway Farm's Dream Dance has been disqualified from her third-place finish in the 2015 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs after she tested positive for an overage phenylbutazone.
Keeneland announced Jan. 26 that Jesse Ullery will join the sales department as a sales associate.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin appointed Marc A. Guilfoil as executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. He has been with the KHRC since 1988.
Horsemen Ted Bates, who was associated with a number of Central Kentucky farms over several decades and was a former general manager of Fasig-Tipton Kentucky, died Jan. 22 at the age of 92.
Kiss the Kid, a 13-year-old Lemon Drop Kid stallion, is standing at Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, Ohio, for a fee of $2,500 this year.
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort has released its 2016 racing schedule and, as was the case last year, the West Virginia track will offer 160 programs.
Keeneland Association has been announced as a winner of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management.
Former trainer John T. Ward has left his position as executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, the second major leadership departure at the regulatory agency since Matt Bevin assumed office as governor.
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