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Bank Opposes Zayat's Use of Cash Collateral

Bank Opposes Zayat's Use of Cash Collateral

Fifth Third Bank has filed a motion asking a bankruptcy court not to permit Zayat Stables to use the bank's cash collateral for operating expenses until such time it can provide additional collateral or use other funds.

Purse Hike Among Louisiana Derby Changes

Purse Hike Among Louisiana Derby Changes

Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots has raised the purse of the grade II Louisiana Derby to $750,000, increased the distance to 1 1/8 miles and moved the 3-year-old fixture to March 27, five weeks prior to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

Talkin' Horses Podcast with John Asher

John Asher, vice president of Racing Communications at Churchill Downs answers questions about night racing at Churchill Downs, the recent defeat of the VLT Bill in the Kentucky Senate, the Kentucky Derby and more. Transcript Now Available!

The Morning After: Basking in the Derby Glow

The Morning After: Basking in the Derby Glow

On a cool, wet May 3 morning in the barn area of Churchill Downs, the owners and trainer of Mine That Bird were basking in the limelight while still trying to absorb what had transpired the previous day when the 3-year-old gelding posted a stunning 6 3/4-length victory over Pioneerof the Nile in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

Godolphin's Desert Party on Track for Derby

Godolphin's Desert Party on Track for Derby

Desert Party was the second of two Godolphin Racing horses on the track at Churchill Downs April 25 to complete his works for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and his :59 3/5 timing for five furlongs was second only behind stablemate Regal Ransom's bullet work of :59 1/5.

Regal Ransom Zips Over Churchill Surface

Godolphin Racing's Regal Ransom showed his affinity for the Churchill Downs surface when the 3-year-old son of Distorted Humor zipped five furlongs in a bullet :59 1/5 April 25 in his final preparation for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

April 23 Hearing Set In Dutrow Case

April 23 Hearing Set In Dutrow Case

A hearing has been scheduled for April 23 into trainer Rick Dutrow's appeal of a 15-day suspension from Kentucky stewards after his horse, Salute the Count, allegedly tested positive for an excessive amount of clenbuterol following a stakes race at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2008.

Stewart's Five-Year Suspension Upheld

A hearing officer has ruled that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission acted properly when it handed a five-year suspension to veterinarian Dr. Rodney Stewart after cobra venom and other prohibited substances were found in a barn and in his truck at Keeneland in June 2007.

Additional Surgery for Sky Mesa

Additional Surgery for Sky Mesa

Sky Mesa, the 9-year-old stallion who underwent colic surgery Feb. 15, is being kept at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital where an additional operation was performed Feb. 19 to correct an impaction, according to Three Chimneys farm president Case Clay.

Injury Database Could Face Resistance

A new national racetrack injury database will have problems achieving widespread compliance without a large measure of anonymity and confidentiality, a Kentucky racetrack veterinarian said Sept. 15.

Best of Talkin' Horses Book Published

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Eclipse Press has announced the release of Best of Talkin' Horses, a compilation of the popular online chats with the movers and shakers in the Thoroughbred racing industry featured on BloodHorse.com.

Video: Keeneland Nov - Final Wrap

Video: Keeneland Nov - Final Wrap

As the marathon Keeneland November sale concludes, Ron Mitchell discusses factors that made the sale a success and analyzes the overall auction market with Tom Thornbury, associate director of sales at Keeneland.

Video: Keeneland Nov - Day 12 Wrap

Video: Keeneland Nov - Day 12 Wrap

As the Keeneland November sale continued its strong run during the 12th of 15 sessions, Ron Mitchell discusses the auction with Tom Thornbury, associated director of sales.

Video: Keeneland Nov - Day 10 Wrap

Video: Keeneland Nov - Day 10 Wrap

As Keeneland's record-setting November sale completed its 10th session Wednesday, Nov. 14, Ron Mitchell discusses the auction with Tom Thornbury, associate director of sales.

Video: Keeneland Nov - Week 1 Wrap

Video: Keeneland Nov - Week 1 Wrap

As the Keeneland November sale completes week 1 and heads into the second week, Ron Mitchell discusses the auction with Tom Thornbury, associate director of sales.

Video: Keeneland Nov - Day 4 Wrap

Video: Keeneland Nov - Day 4 Wrap

As the Keeneland November sale continues, Ron Mitchell discusses the market with Tom Thornbury, associate director of sales.

Video: Keeneland Nov - Day 3 Wrap

Video: Keeneland Nov - Day 3 Wrap

As the Keeneland November sale continues on a strong note, Ron Mitchell discusses the market with Tom Thornbury, associate director of sales.

Veteran Sires Lead Way at Keeneland

Veteran Sires Lead Way at Keeneland

Veteran stallions A.P. Indy, Kingmambo, and Smart Strike -- all of whom stand at Lane's End Farm -- top the list of covering sires by average during the first two sessions of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

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