News and features for Kentucky farm owners, racehorse owners, and breeders

  • Good Magic works four furlongs April 21 at Keeneland

    Good Magic Smooth in Four-Furlong Work

    With trainer Chad Brown watching from the Keeneland boxes, Good Magic gave the two-time Eclipse Award winner reason to stay loose and happy as the chestnut colt cruised through a four-furlong work in :48 flat April 21.

  • Flameaway clears workmate Ride a Comet while clocking five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 at Churchill Downs

    Flameaway, Monomoy Girl Work at Churchill Downs

    The first day of the special training time at Churchill Downs reserved for entrants in its two biggest races was busy April 21 with several turning in workouts for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) or Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).

  • Bolt d'Oro, one of three Kentucky Derby contenders bred by WinStar Farm, ahead of the Santa Anita Derby

    WinStar Holds Strong Hand in KY Derby as Breeder

    Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm is the breeder of three Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) contenders with Bolt d'Oro, Noble Indy, and Quip locked into the 20-horse field for the May 5 classic race in Louisville.

  • An artist's rendering of the new access to Churchill Downs.

    Website Outlines Kentucky Derby Parking, Traffic Plan

    Churchill Downs, home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby, announced today new entry procedures that will be in effect for guests visiting the track any day of Derby Week (Saturday, April 28, 2018 through Saturday, May 5, 2018).

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    HRRN to Cover Charles Town Classic

    Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) announced Thursday it will broadcast the 10th running of the $1.2 million Charles Town Classic (G2) live this Saturday, April 21.

  • Gronkowski gallops under jockey Jamie Spencer

    Patriots' Gronkowski Buys Stake in Namesake

    NFL star Rob Gronkowski partnered with the equine Gronkowski's owner to acquire a minority stake in the 3-year-old colt, who won the March 30 32rRed Burradon Stakes at Newcastle and secured an invitation to the first leg of the Triple Crown. 

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    Derby Week Begins With Celebration of Louisville Art

    Churchill Downs and Fund for the Arts have joined forces for the third year to kick off Derby week by celebrating Louisville's extraordinary arts scene and live racing at Opening Night presented by Budweiser.

  • Equestricon 2018 Set for Louisville, Tickets on Sale

    Tickets are now on sale for a week-long fan experience organized by Equestricon, highlighted by its second-annual racing convention, festival and trade show on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

  • Magnum Moon wins the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park

    Magnum Moon Fifth on Top Earner List for Malibu Moon

    Magnum Moon's victory in the Arkansas Derby (G1) not only propelled the 3-year-old colt to the top of the points leaderboard for the Kentucky Derby , but it also moved him to fifth on the lifetime list of top earners by Malibu Moon.

  • Giant's Causeway at Ashford Stud near Lexington

    Giant's Causeway Dead at 21

    The European champion racehorse and champion sire died April 16 at Ashford Stud, where he was born. A three-time leading North American sire; his progeny have won 178 black-type stakes including 104 graded/group stakes to date.

  • Cot Campbell leads Palace Malice into the winner's circle after the 2013 Belmont Stakes

    Industry Voices: Cot Campbell

    What this says, of course, (duh!) is that good horses run in Kentucky Derbys, and—Derby accomplishments or not, and industry woes or not—there are stunning purses to be won before and after, and even more spectacular opportunities at stud.

  • Sistercharlie takes the Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland

    Brown-Trained Trio Fine After Jenny Wiley Sweep

    Baldo Hernandez, assistant to Keeneland spring meet leading trainer Chad Brown, reported the stable's three horses who were first across the finish in the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1) were fine the morning after the April 14 test.

  • Peter Brant (right) leads Sistercharlie to the winner's circle after her Jenny Wiley Stakes score at Keeneland

    Sistercharlie Fresh Off Bench in Jenny Wiley

    Her last start was a runner-up finish in the July 8 Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1T) at Belmont Park, but Peter Brant's Sistercharlie was primed for a big effort April 14 in the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1T) at Keeneland.

  • Rated R Superstar moves past Chip Leader in the Ben Ali Stakes at Keeneland

    Rated R Superstar Last to First in Ben Ali

    Radar Racing's Rated R Superstar, a 5-year-old gelding, roared past favored Chip Leader to win the April 13 Ben Ali Stakes (G3) at Keeneland. The son of Kodiak Kowboy covered the nine furlongs in 1:49.31.

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    Reynaldothewizard Put a Spell on Racing Fans

    In the weeks after Dubai World Cup day, the talk has been of Thunder Snow's remarkable victory in the Dubai World Cup Presented by Emirates Airline (G1) and Mendelssohn's jaw-dropping 18 1/2-length score in the UAE Derby.

  • Ellis Park

    Ellis Park to Add Four $100,000 Turf Stakes

    Ellis Park and Kentucky Downs are teaming again to boost the Kentucky racing circuit and keep horses and jobs in the state during the summer, with Kentucky Downs funding four new $100,000 turf stakes at Ellis on Aug. 5.

  • Solomini will head to the Arkansas Derby as the morning-line second choice

    Curlin Elevates His Classic Profile

    After racing concluded April 7, rising top-10 sire Curlin has his best chance of being represented by a Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) winner with four potential contenders this year, a new feat for the son of Smart Strike.

  • (L-R): Enzina Mastrippolito, Anne Eberhardt Keogh, and  presenter Anita Cauley at Keeneland

    Engelhard Award to Eberhardt Keogh, Mastrippolito

    BloodHorse Visuals Director Anne Eberhardt Keogh and longtime freelance photographer Enzina Mastrippolito were honored April 11 with the Charles W. Engelhard Award at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Kentucky-bred champions awards.

  • Lemons Forever, dam of champion Forever Unbridled, was named 2017 Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders

    Lemons Forever Named 2017 KY Broodmare of the Year

    Lemons Forever, winner of the 2006 Kentucky Oaks (G1) and a multiple grade 1 producer, added a new accomplishment to her résumé April 11 when she was named the 2017 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders.