Positive Response made the trip from California worthwhile for his connections with a dominant victory in the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes for 3-year-olds at Turfway Park March 5.
Bills authorizing participation in an interstate racing compact and some oversight of advance deposit wagering companies have passed the Kentucky House and Senate.
Breeders' Cup president and chief executive officer Greg Avioli has resigned to take a new position with a racing and gaming company, Breeders' Cup announced March 4.
The long-awaited Kentucky Horse Racing Commission report on Life At Ten's participation in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs will be released March 10.
Aurora, a stakes-winning daughter of Danzig whose four stakes winners including successful stallion Arch, died March 3 after producing a filly by Empire Maker.
Two-time Champion Gio Ponti tops the list of early nominees to the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic. He could face last year's winner General Quarters in the grade I race May 7.
PNC Bank has filed lawsuits in Fayette (Lexington) Circuit Court against two major Thoroughbred operations, contending that Buck Pond Farm and the McKathan Brothers Farm are in default on outstanding loans.
Stronach Stable's Awesome Feather, the 2-year-old filly champion of 2010 and winner of the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), sits atop 117 fillies on the roster of early Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) nominees.
The Kentucky Senate passed a bill March 3 authorizing the licensing of advance deposit wagering companies and a requirement that they report pari-mutuel handle on Kentucky races.
Twinspired, impressive winner of Turfway Park's WEBN Stakes one month ago, returns in the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes the night of March 5 against a field that includes California Derby victor Positive Response.
Legislation calling for state licensing of advance deposit wagering companies advanced March 2 as Kentucky lawmakers try to get a handle on the fast-growing operations.
Super Saver, winner of the 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), had his first mares confirmed in foal from his debut book at stud at WinStar Farm.
Veteran horsemen Ben Walden, Mark Toothaker, and Jim Perrone have joined forces to form Pauls Mill Sales, a full-service sales consignment agency based in the Bluegrass.
Mares reported in foal to first-year stallions Warrior's Reward, Line of David, and Temple City.
Many talented 3-year-olds, including champion Uncle Mo, and other graded stakes winners Soldat, The Factor, and Dialed In, are among the 162 nominees to Keeneland's Toyata Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) April 16.
The Family Foundation of Kentucky, in an about-face, is attempting to slow the process by which a ruling on Instant Racing will be issued by the courts.
The Breeders' Cup announced March 2 that the live money handicapping tournament, the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge, will be held Nov. 4-5 at Churchill Downs.
Blood-Horse Publications has announced some recent internal changes that will allow the organization to work more efficiently and be more responsive to its customers.
The first two mares bred to Kaleem Shah's grade II winner Concord Point are in foal.
The only thing standing in the way of passage of legislation that would allow Kentucky to join an interstate racing compact is reconciliation of bills in the House of Representatives and Senate.
Eskendereya, dominant winner of last year's Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Fountain of Youth (gr. II), had his first mare confirmed in foal March 1.
The 40th running of the nine-furlong race will be held March 26 on Polytrack. Formerly known as the Lane's End Stakes, the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes was downgraded from grade II to grade III this year.
Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation March 1 announced its first fundraising initiative, an online/e-mail auction of five Kentucky Derby and Oaks ticket packages.
The Kentucky Derby 137 Graded Stakes Earnings List includes all 3-year-oldscolts, geldings and fillies who were made eligible for this year's Triple Crown at $600 per horse when the early nomination period closed Jan. 22.
The Groom Is Red and Yankee Victor, both grade I winners in New York, died in the Republic of Korea.
Bluegrass Cat, the second leading freshman sire of 2010 by progeny earnings and a top second-crop sire of 2011, will shuttle to Liliana Solari's Haras Don Alberto in Chile for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
First-year stallion Tail of Ekati has his first mare pronounced in foal. The stakes-winning Sea Breezer is out of 2-year-old filly champ Lakeville Miss. Tale of Ekati stands at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Uncle Mo, winner of the 2010 Gray Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), topped week one of the 2011 National Thoroughbred Racing Association 3-year-old poll, which covers racing performances through Feb. 27.
Grade I-placed Harlan's Ruby made her 2011 debut a winning one with a victory in the $50,000 Valdale Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Feb. 26 at Turfway Park.
An increase has been reported in Kentucky in the number of cases of fetuses and placentas submitted and diagnosed with nocardioform placentitis, a unique form of bacterial placentitis affecting late gestation mares.
Three-time grade I winner and 2009 champion 3-year-old male Summer Bird had his first confirmed in-foal mare since entering his initial season at stud at Mr. & Mrs. Ben P. Walden Jr.'s Pauls Mill Farm in Versailles.
Multiple grade I winner Devil May Care, who finished 10th in the 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), continues to struggle from complications of a non-contagious form of hepatitis.
The Race Track Chaplaincy of America announced Feb. 25 that its executive director, Dr. Enrique Torres, will resign his current position as of April 15 to pursue other opportunities in ministry.
Gulf Coast Farms and partners claim representatives of Fifth Third Bank engaged in fraudulent and deceptive banking practices in its dealings with the prominent Thoroughbred breeding entity.
Clear Mandate, a grade I winner and a multiple stakes producer, was euthanized Feb. 19 because of foaling complications.
Churchill Downs and Susan G. Komen for the CureÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â®, have renewed their partnership to raise funds to aid in breast cancer awareness and research through events on Kentucky Oaks Day.
William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm and California breeder/owner Martin Wygod have purchased an interest in grade I winner Twirling Candy.
The guardianship of well-known equine photographer Tony Leonard will auction off a variety of his personal items Feb. 27 to help defer long-term care and medical costs.
Mucho Macho Man moved into a tie for seventh position on the graded stakes earnings list that will help determine the field for $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 7 at Churchill Downs.
Might, a 3-year-old full sister to champion older male Blame, ran second at Fair Grounds Feb. 20 as the 11-10 favorite in her career debut.
The Breeders' Cup Challenge series will be expanding to Japan this year.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced Feb. 18 that the Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund will distribute $10 million in awards to 1,398 breeders of winning horses in eligible races around the world in 2010.
Colonel John, winner of the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and Travers (gr. I), has several foals on the ground from his introductory crop at stud.
In ruling on a lawsuit in which a buyer purchased a yearling that had undergone undisclosed invasive joint surgery, a judge has declared one of the Conditions of Sale at the Keeneland Association to be "unconscionable."
Najran, who experienced one of his best seasons at stud last year, was euthanized Feb. 9 after suffering a paddock accident.
Keeneland has cataloged 169 juveniles for its 19th annual April 2-year-olds in training sale, scheduled for 4 p.m. ET, Monday, April 11.
Officials at Turfway Park, which at the end of 2010 completed five full years of racing on Polytrack, said the results have been largely positive, and there is no thought of returning to dirt.
Keeneland Association officials have made several adjustments to the format for its 2011 September yearling sale.
During an event with political overtones, Churchill Downs Inc. introduced its renovated TwinSpires.com offices in Lexington Feb. 15 with a message: We'll invest in Kentucky as long as it remains horse capital of the world.
Churchill Downs' "Road to the Roses" Kentucky Derby Fantasy Challenge presented by WinStar Farm has returned.
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