The guardianship of well-known equine photographer Tony Leonard will auction off a variety of his personal items Feb. 27 to help defer long-term care and medical costs.
Mucho Macho Man moved into a tie for seventh position on the graded stakes earnings list that will help determine the field for $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 7 at Churchill Downs.
Might, a 3-year-old full sister to champion older male Blame, ran second at Fair Grounds Feb. 20 as the 11-10 favorite in her career debut.
The Breeders' Cup Challenge series will be expanding to Japan this year.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced Feb. 18 that the Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund will distribute $10 million in awards to 1,398 breeders of winning horses in eligible races around the world in 2010.
Colonel John, winner of the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and Travers (gr. I), has several foals on the ground from his introductory crop at stud.
In ruling on a lawsuit in which a buyer purchased a yearling that had undergone undisclosed invasive joint surgery, a judge has declared one of the Conditions of Sale at the Keeneland Association to be "unconscionable."
Najran, who experienced one of his best seasons at stud last year, was euthanized Feb. 9 after suffering a paddock accident.
Keeneland has cataloged 169 juveniles for its 19th annual April 2-year-olds in training sale, scheduled for 4 p.m. ET, Monday, April 11.
Officials at Turfway Park, which at the end of 2010 completed five full years of racing on Polytrack, said the results have been largely positive, and there is no thought of returning to dirt.
Keeneland Association officials have made several adjustments to the format for its 2011 September yearling sale.
During an event with political overtones, Churchill Downs Inc. introduced its renovated TwinSpires.com offices in Lexington Feb. 15 with a message: We'll invest in Kentucky as long as it remains horse capital of the world.
Churchill Downs' "Road to the Roses" Kentucky Derby Fantasy Challenge presented by WinStar Farm has returned.
The Breeders' Cup and Churchill Downs on Feb. 14 introduced the official logo for the 28th running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships on Nov. 4-5.
Keeneland will initiate a Pick Five wager, with a 50-cent minimum, for its 2011 spring race meet. The Pick Five, a wager in which fans select the winner of five consecutive races, will replace the Pick Six.
A California horse owner will be able to purchase a share in the stallion Lemon Drop Kid but his offer for a share in the stallion Kingmambo was picked up by other shareholders, meaning he will not get that share.
The first foal by grade II winner Parading is a filly born Jan. 22 at Saxony Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Team Valor and Denali Stud have formed a strategic alliance that, among other things, will allow the international racing stable to use the Kentucky breeding farm and consignor as its exclusive boarding and sales agent.
Jockey mount fees will increase in Kentucky under a one-year agreement approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, but the decision wasn't unanimous.
Well Armed, best known for his record-breaking 14-length victory in the 2009 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I), has been retired from racing.
The Kentucky Drug Equine Research Council, citing a need to explore use of corticosteroids in racehorses, agreed Feb. 9 to take bids for research into one of the drugs in the research planning phase.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Feb. 9 offered no timeline for the ongoing probe into Life At Ten's performance in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic, though there was public acknowledgment of drug testing.
Following testimony by horse racing officials, legislation authorizing Kentucky to join a proposed National Racing Compact passed through the Senate State and Local Government Committee and the full Senate Feb. 9.
Tommy Eastham and Mark Toothaker of the Kentucky-based sales agency Legacy Bloodstock have dissolved their partnership.
The first foal by grade I winner Einstein is a colt foaled Jan. 13.
Bob Back, a Kentucky-bred son of Roberto who contested the second Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), was euthanized last month.
WinStar Farm will again offer its Fantasy Derby contest.
WinStar Farm's 2010 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer, who has been working strongly toward his 4-year-old debut, is being pointed to the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at Meydan March 26.
Legislation authorizing Kentucky to join the proposed National Racing Compact is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Committee on State and Local Government Feb. 9.
The Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale improved its performance from a year ago in two key areas Feb. 7 in Lexington. The median price rose 7% and the buy-back rate dropped to 22.3% from 28.9% in 2010
Jay Goodwin is a new partner in Select Sales. The other members of the Lexington-based sales agency's ownership team are Carrie Brogden, Tom Ryan, and Andrew Cary (general manager).
A striking Indian Charlie yearling filly became the most expensive horse sold so far during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale in Lexington when she commanded $245,000 during the auction's second hour Feb. 7.
Hatta Diamond, a winning 7-year-old daughter of Street Cry, brought $170,000 during the first hour of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale Feb. 7 in Lexington.
Twinspired proved a deserving favorite when he captured the $50,000 WEBN Stakes at Turfway Park by 4 1/4 lengths on the night of Feb. 5.
Broodmares and broodmare prospects are among the horses that will be offered as the breeding season approaches.
Turfway Park, as part of its first Saturday night program in decades Feb. 5, will feature a deep, full field of 3-year-olds in the $50,000 WEBN Stakes, one of the local preps for the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes.
Donald G. Ford Sr. a successful owner and trainer during the 1950s and '60s, died in November.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has once again put off granting a license to jockey Terry Houghton, who was caught up in, but never charged, an investigation into irregular betting patterns in 2006.
Prince Saud bin Khaled, who operated a successful Thoroughbred breeding and racing operation under the nom de plume Palides Investments, died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles following an illness.
Two-time champion Indian Blessing gave birth to her first foal Jan. 30 when she produced a, a dark bay/brown colt by three-time grade I winner Zensational, according to Hill 'n' Dale Farms.
The Jockeys' Guild and representatives of Kentucky's horsemen's groups have agreed to increase how much jockeys are paid for losing mounts at the state's tracks.
When the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meets Feb. 9, members will be given an update on the investigation into Life At Ten's participation in the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I).
Owners and breeders can now use the camera within their iPhones to take and submit identification photos for foal registration following the launch of The Jockey Club Registry application (app).
After being on the national back burner for the last three years, the illegal immigration issue has resurfaced again in Kentucky in the form of a bill that breezed through the Senate in early January.
"Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby," an online auction of exclusive handcrafted Kentucky Derby Hats, continues Feb. 1 with "The Marquetry."
Retired jockey Bill Harmatz, who won the prestigious Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1960, died Jan. 28 at his home in Vista, Calif.
Elliott Burch, a third-generation Hall of Fame trainer, died Jan. 29 of pneumonia.
A decision on whether Instant Racing is a legal form of gambling should go straight to the state Supreme Court, says the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and the state's racetracks.
A federal judge has cleared the way for shares in Lane's End stallions Kingmambo and Lemon Drop Kid to be submitted to syndicate members, who would have the right to match the offers or let the sales go through.
Uncle Mo, last year's champion 2-year-old male and undefeated winner of the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), received the high weight assignment of 128 pounds on the 2010 Experimental Free Handicap.
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