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  • Churchill Downs

    Clark H. Heads Churchill Fall Stakes Schedule

    The 139th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) is the premier event on a roster of nine stakes races with total purses of $1.625 million scheduled for Churchill Downs' Fall Meet

  • Customer Needs Focus of Simulcast Conference

    The International Simulcast Conference in Lexington will commence Monday, Oct. 7, with a series of sessions devoted to the urgent need to improve and enhance the customer experience at tracks and simulcast facilities.

  • Klassy Briefcase at Old Friends

    Record-Setting Sprinter Klassy Briefcase Dies

    Klassy Briefcase, a record-setting sprinter and broodmare, died Sept.18 at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement center near Georgetown, Ky. The daughter of Medieval Man out of the Pruner mare Leather Gallery was 28.

  • Rosie Napravnik

    Napravnik Wins Five at Kentucky Downs

    Rosie Napravnik, fifth-leading jockey in North America by earnings in 2013, rode five winners Sept. 18 on the 13-race card at Kentucky Downs to emerge as the leading rider at the all-turf meet in Franklin, Ky.

  • Kitten's Joy Colt Tops Keeneland Session

    Keeneland's parking lot was still crowded Sept. 18 as the auction house's 12-day September yearling sale rolled into its ninth session, and the buyers on hand were keeping the auction's figures ahead of last year.

  • Kentucky Farm Managers to Honor Nuckols

    Hurstland Farm owner and manager Alfred Nuckols will be honored by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club as its 2013 "Farm Manager of the Year" when it holds its annual dinner dance Sept. 27.

  • So Many Ways

    Dogwood Attracts So Many Ways to Churchill

    So Many Ways, winner of the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) at 2 and the Eight Belles (gr. III) this season, heads a field of nine 3-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 21 at Churchill Downs.

  • Winner Tameraine, #8, at the start of the Kentucky Turf Cup.

    Stevens, Temeraine Tally in Kentucky Turf Cup

    Favored Temeraine, given a rail-skimming trip by Hall of Fame rider Gary Stevens, slipped through for a neck victory in the $399,000 Kentucky Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) on a stakes-filled afternoon at Kentucky Downs Sept. 14.

  • Blood-Horse Expands Editorial Team

    Glenye Cain Oakford, Mike Compton, and Nicole Sauer join The Blood-Horse editorial team. Ian Tapp has been promoted to editor of The Blood-Horse MarketWatch.

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    GI Winner Liaison to Stand at Spendthrift

    Grade I winner Liaison will stand at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington following his retirement at the end of the season, and will participate in the farm's "Share The Upside" program for the 2014 season.

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    Hopeful Hero Strong Mandate Zips at Churchill

    Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) winner Strong Mandate bounced of his most recent win 11 days ago with a bullet half-mile breeze Sept. 13 at Churchill Downs, leaving his Hall of Fame trainer, D. Wayne Lukas, to marvel afterward.

  • 2010 Blue Grass winner Stately Victor is a half brother to Hip 1263, filly by Street Boss -- Collect the Cash, by Dynaformer.

    Hot Bloodlines at Keeneland for Rest of Sale

    While Book One of the 2013 Keeneland September sale concluded Sept. 12, the world's largest yearling sale will continue to offer youngsters from mares who have excelled on the track and as broodmares.

  • New Initiative to Assist Backstretch Workers

    Keeneland and Blue Grass Farms Charities have announced a new initiative, the Backstretch CORE Program (Comprehensive Outreach and Enrichment), to provide expanded services to the Lexington track's backstretch employees.

  • Mardi Gras Theme for BGFC Fundraiser

    Jockeys Robby Albarado and Calvin Borel, both natives of Louisiana, will serve as honorary co-chairs of the Blue Grass Farms Charities' annual fundraiser Oct. 18 at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa in Lexington.

  • Hip 712, a War Front colt, sells for $2.5 million.

    $2.5 Million War Front Colt New Sale Topper

    A War Front colt from the female family of Will's Way and Willa On the Move was bought by Coolmore Stud interests Sept. 12 for $2.5 million to become the new sale topper at the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Hip 541, an Indian Charlie filly, brought $2.2 million on Day 3 of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    High-End Buys Keep Keeneland Sale Hopping

    Mandy Pope collected another high-class filly Sept. 11 at the Keeneland yearling sale, scooping the $2.2 million session-topper and sale leader, a half sister to grade I winners Will Take Charge and Take Charge Indy.

  • Suntracer takes on 8 in the Kentucky Turf Cup Stakes.

    Block Back for More in Kentucky Turf Cup

    Trainer Chris Block has a solid success rate at Kentucky Downs, where his family's Team Block has run eight horses to three wins, three seconds, and a third in stakes competition over the years.

  • Colt by Galileo sold for $1.4 million.

    Coolmore Buys Galileo Colt for $1.4 Million

    A son of Galileo who is a half brother to an Irish champion sold for $1.4 million as the second-highest priced yearling during the first half of the third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 11.

  • Groupie Doll

    Bradley: Groupie Doll 'Bigger and Stronger'

    Champion female sprinter Groupie Doll came out of the Sept. 9 Presque Isle Masters Stakes (gr. II) in good order and will have an easy week as she prepares for her next start Oct. 5 at Keeneland.

  • A $1.5 million Medaglia d'Oro filly from the Gainesway consignment led lively trade Sept. 9 at the Keeneland September yearling sale's opening session.

    Lively Trade on First Day of Keeneland Sale

    A $1.5 million Medaglia d'Oro filly from the Gainesway consignment led lively trade Sept. 9 at the Keeneland September yearling sale's opening session.

  • Hip 80, a filly by Malibu Moon out of Hollywood Story, sold for $1.35 million.

    Malibu Moon Filly Brings $1.35M at Keeneland

    A Malibu Moon--Hollywood Story filly brought a price of $1,350,000 to become the second-highest-priced offering at the midway point of the first session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 9 in Lexington.