Include Betty, the lone graded stakes winner in the field of 10 3-year-old fillies for the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I), proved the class of the field when she delivered a clear victory in the June 27 race at Belmont Park.
While the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) features some promising youngsters trying stakes company for the first time, Include Betty enters as the most accomplished in the expected field of 10 3-year-old fillies.
Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones was at Keeneland the morning of April 17, and part of his mission was to check on Central Bank Ashland (gr. I) winner Lovely Maria and Fantasy (gr. III) winner Include Betty.
Jockey Maria Thornton won for the first time of her career in the second race July 27 at Arlington International Racecourse, when she guided Stephensclassygal to a 6 1/4-length victory.
Hawthorne Race Course's spring meet begins Friday, Feb. 21. Sixty-nine horses are entered for the opening day card at the Stickney, Ill., track.
Rider Tim Thornton suffered a broken collarbone and facial fractures when he was dislodged after his mount clipped heels with another horse near the quarter mile pole in the fourth race at Hawthorne Race Course Oct. 21.
Free Fighter ended a drought of 14 months when he ground out a two-length victory in the off-the-turf Stars and Stripes Stakes at Arlington Park July 23.
Management at Hawthorne Race Course attributed improved weather, a schedule change, and larger fields for increased average daily wagering during the fall 2010 meet at the Chicago-area track.
A. Carter Thornton, who owned Threave Main Stud near Paris, Ky., died April 18. He raised Kentucky Derby winners Gallahadion (1940) and Hoop, Jr. (1945), and prepped and sold Canonero II (1971).
Riders Randy Meier and Lyndie Wade were hospitalized with injuries sustained in a two-horse fall during the running of Hawthorne's third race on Nov. 30.
- By Esther Marr
After a summer hiatus, the Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club resumed their monthly meetings Oct. 5 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington and announced that the late Dan Mallory had been named farm manager of the year.
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club Selection Committee has chosen Tim Thornton of Airdrie Stud as 2005 Farm Manager of the Year.
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club selected Tim Thornton of Airdrie Stud as its 2005 Farm Manager of the Year. Thornton has served as general manager of Airdrie for 17 years.
What to do with an estimated $12 million in Kentucky Breeders' Incentives money was the topic of discussion during a May 18 meeting of Central Kentucky breeders at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's Newtown Paddocks near Lexington.
Observations from those involved with the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky summer yearling sale.
Friday the 13th proved to be lucky for apprentice jockey Tim Thornton who scored the first win of his career in the fourth race at Arlington Park aboard David Campbell's Saturday Sin.
The first foal by grade II winner Broken Vow arrived Jan. 11 at Carter Thornton's Threave Main Stud
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