The documentary "Penny & Red: the Life of Secretariat's Owner," depicting the life of Penny Chenery, whose family's Meadow Stable bred and raced the great racehorse, will have its premiere Sept. 20 in Lexington.
Charles Nuckols III of Nuckols Farm near Midway, Ky., announced Aug. 21 the passing of pensioned sire Home At Last. The 26-year-old son of Quadratic died at the farm July 30 from the infirmities of old age.
Proponents and opponents of historical race wagering expressed optimism that their respective sides will prevail following a lengthy hearing before the Kentucky Supreme Court Aug. 21.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Breeding, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, TOBA
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will honor numerous owners and breeders at its 28th Annual National Awards Dinner Sept. 6 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington.
Top sprinter Jimmy Creed has been retired from racing and will stand stud in 2014 at his owner B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm. A grade I winner by Distorted Humor, he sustained a minor injury to a sesamoidean ligament.
Adena Springs announced Aug. 20 that 8-year-old homebred Harlem Rocker will not return to stud in 2013. The graded stakes winner stood his first and only season at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds.
- By Eric Mitchell
- Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky
Highly respected bloodstock agent Baden P. "Buzz" Chace, 72, died Aug. 18 after a short battle with brain cancer. He had been diagnosed with cancer a month ago.
An initial introduction in Kentucky of the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program received raised eyebrows, but supporters of the changes are encouraged that the important racing state is giving the program consideration.
The Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund mare registration deadline has been extended to Sept. 15.
Brendan Heeney, a former assistant to trainers Graham Motion and Mike Trombetta, has joined EQUIX as an equine analyst.
The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame has donated a digital collection of the late trainer MacKenzie Miller's win photos to Lexinton's Keeneland Library and Saratoga's National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
Outsider Devious Intent at 15-1 odds spoiled the comeback effort of champion Groupie Doll after 8 1/2 months in the $100,000 Gardenia Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 10 at Ellis Park.
The Jockey Club is projecting a 2014 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 22,000, it was announced Aug. 10 by Matt Iuliano, the organization's executive vice president and executive director.
John C. Harris, William M. Lear Jr., and Dr. Hiram C. Polk Jr. have been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the expired positions of James C. Brady, William S. Farish, and Richard T. Santulli.
Churchill Downs released its 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series slate for 2013-14. This year there will be two fewer races to earn points toward a starting slot in the Run for the Roses.
Chris Kay, chief executive officer and president, of the New York Racing Association, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.
Owner Rick Porter initially thought he might get 3-year-old Normandy Invasion back to the races before the end of 2013, but confirmed Aug. 9 the Fox Hill Farms runner will miss the remainder of the season.
Greg Swinford, senior catalog writer for The Jockey Club Information Systems in Lexington, died Aug. 3. The 27-year employee was 59.
Austin Miller has been promoted to senior vice president of gaming operations, Churchill Downs Incorporated announced Aug. 8.
Turfway Park announced Aug. 8 the promotion of long-time assistant starter Larry McGlasson to the position of starter. The promotion was effective July 10.
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey has been named the honored guest at the 82nd Thoroughbred Club of America testimonial dinner. The event will be held in Lexington at Keeneland Sept. 29.
The 32nd running of the $100,000 Gardenia Stakes (gr. III) at Ellis Park Aug. 10 will mark 2012 champion female sprinter Groupie Doll's 5-year-old debut.
Consignors were seeing plenty of interest in the final crop of yearlings by Indian Charlie being offered at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale of selected yearlings set for Aug. 5 and 6.
Robert D. "Bobby" Peck, former jockey and Kentucky clerk of scales, died July 31 at Bennett County Memorial Hospital in Martin, South Dakota. He was 64 years old.
New York-bred Funny Cide, who won the 2003 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will celebrate the 10th anniversary of those classic victories Aug. 4 at Saratoga Race Course.
The Taylor family's Taylor Made Stallions purchased an interest in Graydar, impressive winner of the Feb. 9 Donn Handicap (gr. I) and March 30 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II).
Groupie Doll, the 2012 champion female sprinter, will make her seasonal debut Aug. 10 in the Gardenia Stakes (gr. III) at Ellis Park, according to trainer Buff Bradley.
Thoroughbred trainer Jesse Norman "Sonny" Wigginton died July 30 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington. He was 78.
A record Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) week in terms of revenue helped Churchill Downs Inc. to a record-breaking second quarter in 2013.
Keeneland officials announced July 31 that 3,908 yearlings have been cataloged for its 2013 September yearling sale. The sale which will run under a new format, will be held Sept. 9-21.
Former international bloodstock agents Otis Wayne Murty and Anson Duane Murty have each pleaded not guilty to seven counts of second-degree animal cruelty after several neglected horses were found to be under their ownership.
Elaine Klein, who had great success racing and breeding horses with her husband, Bertram, and son, Richard, died July 31 after a battle with cancer.
Churchill Downs Racetrack announced July 30 plans to enhance the patron experience for the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks (both gr.I), and other events through the creation of the Grandstand Terrace and Rooftop Garden.
The board of directors of Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center located near Georgetown, Ky., announced July 30 the election of Dr. Steven Allday to the organization's board.
Southern Hemisphere stud duty has been cancelled for the 2013 season for Ashford Stud's third-crop sire Scat Daddy.
WinStar Farm announced that grade I winner and millionaire Take Charge Indy has been retired from racing after surgery to repair his left foreleg resulting from an injury sustained in the July 28 Monmouth Cup (gr. II).
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas and physician J. David Richardson have been appointed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission by Gov. Steve Beshear. Both terms are scheduled to expire July 1, 2016.
The rare horse who made headlines in the sales ring, on the track, and as a stallion, Unbridled's Song died July 26 in Lexington at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.
The 5-year-old daughter of Bowman's Band continues on-the-muscle training at Churchill Downs, where she rolled through five furlongs in :59 3/5 July 26.
Keeneland announced July 25 the scheduling of 17 stakes races--six of which are grade I events--worth $4.625 million in purse money, for its 2013 fall race meeting, to be held October 4-26.
Regulatory administration of race-day anti-bleeding medication in Kentucky has provided a clearer picture of drug testing and produced added security benefits, officials said.
Turfway Park, in cooperation with the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling, will host one of five training sessions across the state to help health professionals and racetrack personnel recognize problem gamblers.
First crop sire Sea the Stars, a dual Cartier Award winner and six-time group I victor in 2009, was represented by his first winner when Stars Over the Sea posted a victory at Ayr Racecourse in England July 22.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a pair of recommendations from the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council July 17, including a "Rapid Response" protocol to examine emerging illegal drugs.
WinStar Farm's Stablemates program offers first annual Saratoga Challenge. Participants must predict the leading sires, trainer, jockey and freshman sire of the meet to win prizes.
The Darley Flying Start class of 2012-14 got a send-off dinner to Australia July 15, about two weeks after the program's 10-year reunion was held in Ireland.
The 2012 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) win by Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's filly Sign was reinstated following a settlement announced July 17 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced July 16 that grade I winner Violence will stand the 2014 breeding season for $15,000.
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced July 16 the awarding of grants totaling $502,058 to 72 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA's mission.
Hopewell Farm's 584 acres at the corner of Pisgah and Old Frankfort Pikes near Midway, Ky., were sold at auction July 15, with PNC Bank buying the two largest tracts and a local doctor purchasing 42.27 acres.
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