Jerry and Ann Moss, owners of 2010 Horse of the Year and three-time champion older mare Zenyatta, will speak at the University of Kentucky Equine Initiative Distinguished Industry Lecture Series Sept. 14.
Australian Ron Gilbert, owner of Highgrove Stud, a leading commercial Thoroughbred nursery in Queensland, made his initial venture into the American sales market Sept. 12.
Read what people had to say about the opening session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington.
A benefit dinner, including live and silent auctions for the YMCA in Paris, Ky., will be held Sept. 16 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm near Paris.
Benjamin Leon, Jr., who made a big splash at the top of the yearling market last year, is back shopping at Keeneland.
One of the top-priced horses sold at the Sept. 11 opening session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, a Street Sense filly sold for $650,000, came from the dispersal of the late Prince Saud bin Khaled.
With domestic buyers, like Benjamin Leon Jr. (shown here), playing aggressively at the top of the market, the Keeneland September yearling sale got off to a promising start Sept. 11 in Lexington.
Besilu Stables paid $775,000 each for the two top-priced fillies during opening day of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
A group of Californians went to $1.4 million to buy an A.P. Indy colt to highlight the Sept. 11 opening session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington.
A colt by Street Cry was purchased by prominent owner George Bolton for $1.2 million during the Sept. 11 first session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
A Dynaformer colt produced from a grade III winning mare was purchased by Shadwell Estate Company from the Three Chimneys consignment for $725,000 during the first day of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington.
A Bernardini colt was purchased by the Coolmore Stud camp for $875,000 from the Bluewater Sales consignment to highlight the first half of the first session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Here is a list of horses that consignors and buyers believe could bring big prices during the second and final select session Sept. 12 of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Here is a list of horses that could bring expensive prices during the Keeneland September yearling sale's opening session.
Buyers and consignors discuss their expectations for the market at the Keeneland September yearling auction.
For the second consecutive year Greta Kuntzweiler was aboard the decisive winner of the $150,000 Kentucky Cup Turf (gr. IIIT), this time guiding odds-on favorite Rahystrada to a 3 3/4-length victory Sept. 10 at Kentucky Downs
Spring Hill Farm manager Chris Baker talked about the standouts in the Estate of Edward P. Evans dispersal, as well as his bittersweet emotions leading up to the Keeneland September yearling sale.
- By Eric Mitchell
- Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky
Edward Evans was named the nation's top breeder for the second consecutive year, WinStar Farm was named the nation's top owner, and Rudy and Virginia Tarra were named the leading small breeder for 2010.
While rest of the world worries about the European debt crisis and America's high unemployment rate, horsemen are starting to see signs that the struggling Thoroughbred market is taking a turn for the better.
Kentucky Downs said the launch of Instant Racing Sept. 1 led to year-over-year increases in pari-mutuel handle on simulcast races over Labor Day weekend.
The combination of genomics and pedigree theory hasn't come close to reaching its potential, speakers said Sept. 8 on the second and final day of the Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics, and Performance Conference in Lexington.
Breeders' Cup said Sept. 9 it has sold all four horse farm partnerships in its "Industry Champion" category for this year's World Championships, to be held Nov. 4-5 at Churchill Downs.
A Kentucky Court of Appeals judge Sept. 8 denied a request for an emergency injunction that would have idled Instant Racing machines at Kentucky Downs.
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington has become an official equine medical promotional partner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance.
Each of the first three finishers in the Kentucky Cup Distaff (gr. III) Sept. 24 at Turfway Park will be awarded a complimentary season to a WinStar Farm stallion in addition to purse earnings, it was announced Sept. 8.
The Breeders' Cup announced Sept. 8 a collection of special Friday-only events to be held at Churchill Downs during the Breeders' Cup World Championships on Nov. 4-5.
Kentucky Downs is reporting receipts of more than a half-million dollars from Instant Racing machines during their first five days of operation.
Genetics is becoming more accepted when it comes to identifying Thoroughbreds for purchase and performance, but pedigree and stamina shouldn't be forgotten, speakers said Sept. 7 at a conference in Lexington.
Slew City Slew, one of Seattle Slew's leading sons at stud, has been pensioned at age 27 at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky., because of declining fertility.
Hilda's Passion, winner of the Aug. 27 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I), will be offered as a racing or broodmare prospect during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale even though she has suffered an injury
Seeking the third graded stakes win of his career, 7-year-old Rahystrada headlines a field of 10 in the $150,000 Kentucky Cup Turf (gr. IIIT) Sept. 10 on opening day of Kentucky Downs' four-day stand.
Videos of horses walking, which were produced by ThoroStride for the Keeneland September yearling sale, are available for viewing at Keeneland's website, www.keeneland.com, and ThoroStride's website, www.thorostride.com.
During Ellis Park's 31-day day race meet July 2-Sept. 5, the Henderson, Ky. track saw declines in all-source handle that were in line with the overall decrease in 2011 U.S. betting on Thoroughbred racing.
Kentucky auto dealer Frank Shoop has formed a sales alliance with Innovative Equine Marketing, and its Equine Savings program - a Georgetown, Ky., company led by Steve Andersen.
Horse of the Year Invasor came through with his first winner when his daughter Wonder of It All scored at Ellis Park Sept. 5.
Tom Roach, who operated his family's Parrish Hill Farm near Midway, Ky., died Sept. 3 after a long illness. The horseman who co-bred 1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic was 63.
The Family Foundation of Kentucky has filed an injunction in the Kentucky Court of Appeals to halt the operation of Instant Racing machines at Kentucky Downs.
Zenyatta's weanling half sister by Henrythenavigator will be offered at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale by Select Sales.
Churchill Downs has made it easier for fans to get seats for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks (both gr. I) programs, but it also will charge what it calls an "administrative fee" even if applicants don't get seats.
Kentucky Downs Sept. 1 officially became the first racetrack in the state to operate expanded pari-mutuel wagering in the form of Instant Racing machines.
The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance will host its second annual NTRA Professional Education Seminar -- Presented by Pfizer Animal Health and Keeneland on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 18-19 at Keeneland in Lexingto.
Matthew Benton and Heather Shatz, animal science majors in the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program, have been awarded The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Albertus Maximus, winner of the 2009 Donn Handicap (gr. I) and the previous year's TVG Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, has been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2012 at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington.
Amid the uncertainty of reception in the marketplace and a lingering legal challenge, Kentucky Downs officially christened expanded pari-mutuel wagering via Instant Racing machines during an evening reception Aug. 30.
David P. Reynolds, who bred and raced 1994 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tabasco Cat with W.T. Young, died Monday at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Va.
The combination of high stud fees and falling Thoroughbred prices has battered commercial breeders financially in recent years. But this year they finally are getting some relief based on results of two early auctions.
Churchill Downs has unveiled the logos for the 138th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks 138 (gr. I).
Galileo, whose first runners hit the track as 2-year-olds in 2005, has reached the 100 mark by number of stakes winners.
A probe into Life At Ten's performance in last year's Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic and subsequent hearings into whether chief steward John Veitch violated any racing rules has cost the parties involved more than $100,000.
Multiple grade I winner Court Vision has been purchased privately by Spendthrift Farm and will be trained by Dale Romans through the remainder of the season before retiring to stud.
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