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  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    Racetracker Has Eye for OTTB Talent

    As the dynamics of aftercare and sport horse purchasing changed in the age of the internet—the path to second careers has evolved. One racetracker, Jen Ruberto, has made a name for herself as a go-to connector between racing and riding.

  • The initial focus of screening limits will be substances commonly used in horses

    KY EDRC Backs Screening Limits for Some Substances

    The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council has adopted a statement supporting screening limits at drug-testing laboratories as a result of the proliferation of irrelevant substances that have shown up at low levels in equine drug tests.

  • Enterprising wins the 2017 Muniz Memorial

    The Week in Photos 4/4/2017

    Florida Derby, Gulfstream Park Oaks, Pan Americans, Louisiana Derby, Honey Fox, Muniz Memorial Handicap, New Orleans Handicap, Fair Grounds Oaks, Appleton, Orchid, Tokyo City Cup, Top Flight Invitaitonal, Australian Derby, T J Smith and more.

  • Pretty City Dancer (outside) dead heats with Sweet Loretta in the Spinaway Stakes

    Casse Switches Strategy for Ashland Duo

    The 1 1/16-mile Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland April 8 looks to be a proper challenge for John Oxley's grade 1 winner Pretty City Dancer and Gary Barber's graded stakes placed Summer Luck.

  • 2017 Spring Keeneland Magazine: The Carnegie Center

    Keeneland Magazine - Carnegie Center (Spring 2017)

    The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning encourages children and adults to discover the powers of imaginative learning and the literary arts. Read more about the Carnegie Center in the Spring issue of Keeneland Magazine.

  • Keeneland Magazine - Southland (Spring 2017)

    Keeneland Magazine - Southland (Spring 2017)

    With its many locally-owned businesses, mid-century architecture, and welcoming vibe, the Southland Drive neighborhood is a Lexington original. Read more about Southland Drive in the Spring issue of Keeneland Magazine.

  • Keeneland Magazine Spring 2017 Video Feature

    Putting Down Steaks at Tony's - Keeneland Magazine

    Though relatively new on the dining scene, Tony's of Lexington is firmly entrenched as the place for big steaks and a buzzy atmosphere. Read more about Tony's in the Spring issue of Keeneland Magazine, available for purchase at shop.bloodhorse.com

  • Keeneland Magazine - Man o' War (Spring 2017)

    Keeneland Magazine - Man o' War (Spring 2017)

    After returning to his Kentucky birthplace, Man o’ War became an even greater celebrity, drawing visitors from around the world and siring new generations of champions. Read more in the Spring issue of Keeneland Magazine at shop.bloodhorse.com

  • Oscar Performance scores in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

    Transylvania Marks 2017 Debut for Oscar Performance

    Oscar Performance is entered for his 2017 debut in the Transylvania Stakes Presented by Keeneland Select (G3T) April 7, in what will mark the first start for the Kitten's Joy ridgling since winning last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T).

  • Trainer Mark Casse and Classic Empire at Winding Oaks Farm

    Classic Empire Works Toward Arkansas Derby

    John Oxley's reigning juvenile champion Classic Empire worked April 3 at Winding Oaks Farm in Ocala, Fla. in preparation for his anticipated start in the Arkansas Derby (G1) April 15 at Oaklawn Park. 

  • Hip 31, a Redding Colliery colt posted the fastest time of :10.1

    Texas Juvenile Sale 'Bigger and Better'

    Following a one-day delay in the under tack show due to inclement weather, the Texas Thoroughbred Association’s sale of 2-year-olds in training remains on track for April 4, with an amended starting time.

  • Kentucky HBPA Endorses EquiLottery

    The Kentucky HBPA, one of the country’s largest horsemen’s organizations, has endorsed EquiLottery, the innovative lottery product based on the results of live horse racing.

  • R Angel Katelyn Romps at Tampa Bay Downs

    Averill Racing, CCF Racing Stable, and K Lauren Racing's R Angel Katelyn romped to an authoritative win in the $100,000 Stonehedge Farm South Sophomore Fillies Stakes April 2 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Mo' Green wins the April 2 Top Flight Invitational by 3 1/2 lengths

    Mo' Green Flies Home in Top Flight

    Leonard Green's Mo' Green sprung a mild upset when she flew by odds-on favorite Isabelle in the stretch to score by 3 1/2 lengths in the $200,000 Top Flight Invitational Stakes (G3) April 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

  • TTA Under Tack Show Postponed Due to Weather

    The under tack show for the Texas 2-year-olds in training sale, originally scheduled for 11 a.m. April 2 at Lone Star Park, has been postponed due to weather and now will be held Monday starting at 9 a.m.

  • Valadorna completes five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 at Keeneland April 1

    Valadorna Undergoes Successful Surgery

    Stonestreet Stables' Valadorna underwent successful surgery April 1 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington to repair an incomplete condylar fracture in her left hind according to a release published by Stonestreet April 2.

  • Irish War Cry (rail) works in company at Fair Hill Training Center April 2 for trainer Graham Motion

    Irish War Cry Breezes at Fair Hill

    Isabelle de Tomaso's homebred grade 2 winner Irish War Cry, back on familiar ground at the Fair Hill Training Center in Fair Hill, Md., continued preparations for his next start with a six-furlong breeze over the main track April 2.

  • John Nerud and the Making of Arrogate

    John Nerud's influence can be found in both the male and female family of Arrogate, the sensational Travers, Breeders' Cup Classic, and Pegasus World Cup winner who set off a frenzy of superlatives with his incredible victory in the Dubai World Cup.

  • Collected wins the 2017 Santana Mile

    Collected Puts Away Dortmund in Santana Mile

    Speedway Stable's Collected returned from a more than 10-month layoff to impressively win the $75,000 Santana Mile April 1 at Santa Anita Park, and left behind tiring former stablemate Dortmund in the process.

  • Sadler's Joy rolls to victory in the Pan American Stakes

    Sadler’s Joy Wins Pan American at Wire

    After just missing by a head his first graded stakes attempt last time out, Sadler's Joy had another close call April 1 at Gulfstream Park in the $200,000 Pan American Stakes (G2T), but this time he finished on top.

  • Valadorna

    Valadorna Injured, Will Miss Kentucky Oaks

    Stonestreet Stables' Valadorna, runner up in the 2016 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), will miss the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) and be sidelined the next few months after emerging from an April 1 workout with an injury.

  • Girvin comes home strong to win the Louisiana Derby

    Girvin Reigns in Louisiana Derby

    Girvin booked his trip to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (G1) with a 1 1/4-length victory over Patch in the $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) April 1 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Enterprising holds off Kasaqui to take the Muniz Memorial Handicap

    Enterprising Digs in to Win Muniz

    Maxis Stable's Enterprising once again found himself in the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots winner's circle with a determined win April 1 in the $300,000 Muniz Memorial Handicap (G2T).

  • Arrogate is the richest Thoroughbred in North American racing history

    Arrogate Returns to Santa Anita Park

    Juddmonte Farms' world champion Arrogate returned to his Santa Anita Park base the afternoon of April 1 looking amazingly fresh, considering he'd just come out of quarantine following a roughly 20,000 mile round-trip trek to Dubai.

  • Salty wins the 2017 Gulfstream Park Oaks

    Salty Impressive in Gulfstream Park Oaks

    From maiden winner to Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) prospect, the talented bay picked up her first graded stakes score in her stakes debut, and earned 100 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks. That's where Casse confirmed she's headed next.