EquiLottery, which aims to link state lotteries with pari-mutuel pools, moved forward in Kentucky Jan. 8 when state Sen. Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville) filed a bill that would permit such a collaboration.
Legislation to authorize a pari-mutuel tax break for Keeneland, which will host this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, has been filed in the Kentucky General Assembly.
Anthony Joseph Hamilton Sr., 58, died Jan. 3 at the Bourbon Community Hospital in Paris, Ky.
Keeneland and Turf Catering said Jan. 8 the racetrack will acquire Turf Catering's Keeneland division effective Feb. 1.
Finalists for the 2014 Eclipse Awards were announced Jan. 7 on HRTV at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Bayern, California Chrome, and Main Sequence were named as finalists for the Horse of the Year title.
Fasig-Tipton has promoted four staff members, the sale company recently announced. Max Hodge, Evan Ferraro, Reed Ringler and Anna Seitz will all begin their new roles effective immediately.
WinStar Farm's Take Charge Indy, the regally-bred grade I-winning millionaire by A.P. Indy, had his first reported foal Monday, Jan. 5 when a dark bay or brown filly was born at Royal Thoroughbreds in Freedom, N.Y.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Jan. 7 the 2015 schedule for its seminars and clinics. These educational events feature various topics for prospective, new, and established owners and breeders.
Citing a lack of a critical mass of horses, Keeneland officials announced Jan. 6 that the April 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be put on hiatus for 2015.
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The 25th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America stallion season auction began Jan. 5 and offers a wide variety of seasons, trips, tickets, unique experiences, and other auction items.
The Blood-Horse has won the 2014 Media Eclipse Award in the audio/multi-media Internet category for "Waiting, and Waiting, for Crowning Glory: A generation repeatedly denied a Triple Crown winner looks to California Chrome".
Trainer Ronnie Warren, who saddled Coax Me Chad to a runner-up finish in the 1984 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and set records at Keeneland during a long career, died Dec. 31 in Little Rock, Ark.
The Georgia Horse Racing Coalition has announced the 2015 GHRC private stallion season sale to fund efforts to bring horse racing to the state.
Despite racing two fewer programs during its 2014 holiday meet, Turfway Park registered a 21.45% increase in total pari-mutuel handle compared with the comparable meet in 2013.
Funeral services were held Jan. 4 for Debbie Borel, wife of trainer Cecil Borel, who died on New Year's Day.
William Stice, who trained Two Altazano to a win in the 1994 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. III), died Dec. 21 at his home in Glendale, Ky. He was 60.
Joseph B. Mulholland Sr., a prominent Central Kentucky owner and breeder, died Jan. 1 at his home in Georgetown, Ky. He was 92.
Congrats, A.P. Indy's only champion freshman sire, is recovering in good order following December colic surgery in Australia, where he was wrapping up his shuttling obligations at Vinery Australia.
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, the nonprofit that offers equine-assisted therapies and activities to Central Kentuckians, will receive $65,000 from an anonymous supporter.
The Lewis family and Denali Stud have announced the retirement of champion Serena's Song from breeding at age 22.
The Oak Tree Racing Association announced Dec. 29 that it will match donations made to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation in honor of late Oak Tree co-founder Dr. Jack K. Robbins.
After finishing second by a half length as the 7-10 favorite in the La Brea Stakes (gr. I) Dec. 26, Taris was found to have suffered an injury to her right front ankle that will require surgery, trainer Simon Callaghan said.
A hearing officer has recommended a nine-month suspension for former chief steward John Veitch for his role in the circumstances surrounding Life At Ten's performance in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.
Dortmund, winner of the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) and early favorite for the 2015 classics, was an oversized youngster who was difficult to get sold, according to breeder Emilie Fojan.
Millionaire grade I winner Kiri's Clown, a resident of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility, was euthanized Dec. 22 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington due to complications following colic surgery.
The Ohio Thoroughbred Racing Fund, now fully supported by revenue from racetrack video lottery terminals, will almost double to more than $5 million in 2015.
BloodHorse.com is compiling a list of upcoming open houses and stallion shows for the 2015 breeding season. These open house days will be added to the list below as they are received.
The Horse Farm Workers' Educational Assistance Fund has announced the creation of the Jeffrey D. Thornbury, Jr. Memorial Scholarship.
Travis Stone, race caller at Monmouth Park in 2014, has been named the new track announcer at Churchill Downs and will be the voice of the world-famous Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
The nonprofit Thoroughbred retirement center Old Friends will be presented the Special Eclipse Award at ceremonies Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
Ed Musselman's litigation against Churchill Downs Inc. involving backstretch access has come to an end after the Indian Charlie publisher and the track owner on Dec. 16 jointly agreed to a voluntary dismissal.
The departure of the executive director of the Kentucky Equine Education Project is apparently related to changes in staffing and expenditures as it refocuses its efforts away from trying to get legalized casino gambling.
Four horse industry veterans will share their experiences as part of the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association's second annual educational symposium Feb. 3.
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The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Dec. 17 that James G. "Jimmy" Bell, president and racing manager of Darley America, has been elected as president of the organization.
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A provision that retroactively extends three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses was passed by the United States Senate late Dec. 16.
Stratton is the daughter of Lane's End owners William S. and Sarah Farish. A memorial service will be held Dec. 18 in Houston.
Churchill Downs Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of Big Fish Games (Big Fish), one of the world's largest producers and distributors of mobile and online games.
Calumet Farm has set the 2015 stud fees for its roster of stallions, including regional and foreign-based sires.
Several provisions that impact the horse industry, including maintaining a ban on horse slaughter, were included in the omnibus appropriations bill passed by Congress Dec. 13.
Breeders' Cup Ltd. has filed suit against a New Jersey-based air charter company, claiming the firm breached a contract under which it was to transport attendees back to Lexington following this year's races.
John J. Brunetti Sr.'s Red Oak Farm is relocating 10 of its best broodmares to Darby Dan Farm in Kentucky, the Florida farm announced Dec. 10, and also plans changes to its racing operation.
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Recovering from a minor non-displaced fracture at the bottom of the cannon bone of his right front fetlock, Wise Dan has been powering along down the shedrow -- and trainer Charlie Lopresti fully expects him to run in 2015.
A memorial service was set for Dec. 9 for trainer David Banks, who died Dec. 6 after collapsing during training hours at Evangeline Training Center Carencro, La.
The Keeneland library has acquired the collection of prominent Southern California equine photographer Katey Barrett. The material includes about 12,000 color slides, as well as print photographs and programs.
Fort Larned, winner of the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will shift from Central Kentucky to stand in 2015 at Frank Stronach's newly reopened Adena Springs South near Williston, Fla.
Keeneland will run the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes a week earlier on the schedule beginning next season and increase the purse to $1 million for its major Triple Crown prep race.
As expected, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and other involved parties will appeal a Franklin Circuit Court's decision last month to order the reinstatement, with back pay, of former chief state steward John Veitch.
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