Radiant Ring, a Canadian Broodmare of the Year, was euthanized May 3 at age 23 because of complications from old age.
Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, has been pronounced in foal at the 60-day mark after being covered by Bernardini.
Vinery has reached an agreement to acquire Steve Castagnola's Kempton Bloodstock, creating a new bloodstock division at the Lexington farm.
Donald Adam's Prime Cut, whose connections are considering running him in the $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 11, worked five furlongs in 1:03 3/5 May 31 at Churchill Downs.
InCompass Solutions Inc. has launched a secure password-protected website through which horsemen can conduct and manage their business with racing offices at tracks across the country.
Sassy Image made her win in the grade I Humana Distaff look easy earlier this month at Churchill, but she was pushed to the limit by longshot Beat the Blues May 30 before prevailing by a neck in the Winning Colors (gr. III).
Zayat Stables' Nehro worked a sharp three-quarters of a mile at Churchill Downs May 30 in preparation for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
In a thrilling photo finish in which three horses were separated by the narrowest of margins, it was the 5-year-old mare Keertana who prevailed over her male rivals in the $111,200 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill.
Tom Walters' probable Belmont Stakes (gr. I) starter Santiva worked five furlongs over a fast Churchill Downs track in 1:00.60 May 28 under assistant trainer Brendan Walsh.
Dual grade I winner and 2007 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contender Scat Daddy sired his first winner when his daughter Little Miss Muffet won her career debut.
Sassy Image, upset winner of the Humana Distaff (gr. I) for the owner-trainer brother duo of Jerry Romans and Dale Romans, headlines a field of 10 fillies and mares entered in the $100,000 Winning Colors (gr. III).
Fred Bradley's popular 10-year-old gelding Brass Hat will be honored during a retirement ceremony at Churchill Downs May 28.
Lois Hawkins, co-owner of Hawks Nest Farm near Winchester, Ky., died May 25 at her home.
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford is expected to ship to New York in the next couple of days and will have a workout over the Belmont track before a final decision is made about running in the Belmont.
Mtoto, a two-time champion in England and a champion in France, has died at the age of 28 at Aston Upthorpe Stud.
The Breeders' Cup May 26 announced it has selected The V Foundation for Cancer Research as its primary, non-profit beneficiary for the 28th running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 4-5 at Churchill Downs.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced May 26 that it will hold a Thoroughbred Breeding Clinic Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5 in Lexington.
Mike Sherman, who built Farnsworth Farm into a Florida powerhouse breeding establishment, died May 7 at his North Miami, Fla., home.
Musketier, fresh off his repeat victory in the Elkhorn Stakes (gr. IIT) at Keeneland, heads a field of 10 in the $100,000 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) May 28 at Churchill Downs.
The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council, citing its statutory mission, will be involved in the debate over race-day medication, officials said May 25.
Piskacha became the first winner sired by grade II winner Master Command when she won a maiden special weight race at Churchill Downs.
On Memorial Day May 30, Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility near Georgetown, Ky., will have a commemorative service for the six retirees that passed away since last spring.
Tim Glyshaw and Dean Baer's Ready's Rocket set the modern record for most wins by a horse at Churchill Downs May 21 when he won his ninth race at the Kentucky track.
Darrell and Lendy Brown's Stonereath Farm near Paris, Ky. has been sold to Dr. Christoph Berglar's Narola, it was announced May 24.
Sun King, a multi-millionaire and four-time graded stakes winner, sired his first winner on May 22, when a 2-year-old colt named Legalis won at Premio Meltrasio racetrack in Milan, Italy.
Fan favorite Brass Hat, a millionaire who won 10 of 40 starts in a remarkable career that saw him overcome two serious injuries, has been retired, trainer Buff Bradley said May 24.
Millionaire Sun King sired his first winner when his son Legalis won May 22 at Milan in Italy.
Grade I winner and millionaire Afternoon Deelites arrived May 22 at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center, near Georgetown, Ky.
Aaron and Marie Jones have bought multiple grade I winner Evening Jewel to add to their broodmare band.
Republican Kentucky state senator Damon Thayer said he will push for Kentucky to adopt the ban on race-day medications that have been proposed by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos has made a successful recovery from colic surgery April 19 and has resumed stud duties at Nuckols Farm near Midway, Ky.
Grade I winner Paddy O'Prado, who sustained a sesamoid injury in his May 21 victory in the Dixie Stakes (gr. II), has been retired.
Archarcharch, who won this year's Arkansas Derby (gr. I) before being injured at the start of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), will stand the 2012 breeding season at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
Dianne Carpenter, the only woman to saddle two Kentucky Derby (gr. I) starters, died May 4 in Biloxi, Miss.
Roy and Gretchen Jackson's La Ville Rouge produced a full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Barbaro May 18.
After a one year hiatus to make room for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the 44th High Hope Steeplechase will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park on Sunday, May 22.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission was informed May 18 that a trainer has filed an appeal of the results of the April 14 Vinery Madison Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved comprehensive changes to the Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund.
Distorted Humor, who stands at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., reached the 100 mark by number of stakes winners when his daughter Savvy Supreme won the Classy Mirage Stakes May 18.
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The first international summit on race-day medication as it relates to exercise-induced pulmonary hemorhaging will be June 13-14 at Belmont Park.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project and Corey Johnsen, the organization's new chairman, will host a telephone town hall meeting May 18 at 7:00 p.m. EDT.
Lucille Stephens, widow of Hall of Fame trainer Woody Stephens, died May 14 in Miami Lakes, Fla., after a lengthy illness.
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) contender Dance City, working in company, turned in a bullet five-furlong workout at Churchill Downs May 15. At Fair Hill in Maryland, Animal Kingdom galloped over the Tapeta surface.
Flashy Lassie became the second winner by freshman sire Flashy Bull and his first in the United States when she scored by nine lengths at Churchill Downs May 13.
Sway Away completed his major training for a run the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) with a six-furlong work in 1:13 3/5 over a fast track early Saturday morning at Churchill Downs.
Owner John Fort bypassed the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) in favor of the Preakness (gr. I) for Flashpoint. The Pomeroy colt is now under the guidance of new trainer Wesley Ward, who took over for Rick Dutrow Jr.
Maram, the 2008 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner who was retired from racing recently, will be bred to Giant's Causeway this year.
'Keeneland: A Thoroughbred Legacy' has won an Independent Publisher Book Award for best sports book of 2010.
An attorney for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said it is possible the state's racetracks could be approved to offer a form of "Instant Racing" before the state's Court of Appeals rules on its legality.
Preliminary autopsy results on jockey Michael Baze, who was found dead in his vehicle May 10 in the Churchill Downs stable area, point to no anatomical cause of death pending a toxicology report.
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