Kentucky

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

  • Dark Cove won the Elkorn by 4 1/4 lengths on April 26.

    Distance Key for Dark Cove in Louisville 'Cap

    After going the distance for his first career graded stakes win on the Keeneland Race Course turf, Dark Cove will try to do the same on the Churchill Downs green in the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) May 25.

  • Sign

    Decision on Sign DQ Expected in Early July

    David Royse, representing Sign's owners, said the stewards mistakenly believed they were obligated to include a disqualification (and resulting purse forfeiture) as a minimum requirement of the current KHRC rule.

  • Sign in the Pocahontas Stakes.

    Hearing Officer to Consider DQ of Sign

    A Kentucky hearing officer will review a decision to disqualify Sign from victory in the 2012 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs following a positive test for methocarbamol (Robaxin).

  • Take Charge Indy

    Take Charge Indy Headed for Stephen Foster

    Take Charge Indy, six-length winner of the Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) on Kentucky Oaks Day, is to make his next start in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 15 at Churchill Downs, according to trainer Pat Byrne.

  • Romans Fined for Immigration Filing Glitch

    Dale Romans has been fined $150,000 by federal immigration officials for technical and procedure violations associated with I-9 documentation. The Kentucky trainer has appealed the fine.

  • TOBA to Offer Breeding Clinic in Lexington

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced May 16 that it will hold a Thoroughbred Breeding Clinic in Lexington May 31-June 2. All aspects of breeding will be presented and farm tours will be included.

  • Rosie Napravnik

    Rosie Napravnik Joins Board of Old Friends

    Two days before riding Mylute to a fifth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby May 5, jockey Rosie Napravnik was appointed to the board of directors of Old Friends Farm. They are "thrilled to have her," said Michael Blowen.

  • Govenor Charlie

    All Systems Go for Govenor Charlie, Others

    Mike Pegram's Govenor Charlie, remains on course for a start in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), trainer Bob Baffert said May 14. "He came out of his work really, really well," said Baffert. "We are prepared to go."

  • Govenor Charlie

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    Govenor Charlie Zips; Oxbow Works

    Zipping over the Churchill Downs main track the morning of May 13, Mike Pegram homebred Govenor Charlie breezed six furlongs in 1:10 4/5 in his final preparation for a possible start in the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Mylute<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/29026796_jvcnn8#!i=2487725846&k=Gqc3xhc">Order This Photo</a>

    Mylute Confirmed for Preakness Stakes

    GoldMark Farm and Whisper Hill Farm's Mylute, fifth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), is a go for the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), trainer Tom Amoss said the morning of May 11.

  • Titletown Five
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    Lukas Adds Third Preakness Contender

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas confirmed May 7 that Titletown Five will be entered in the May 18 Preakness Stakes. Kentucky Derby runners Oxbow (sixth) and Will Take Charge (eighth) are also scheduled to compete.

  • Joseph W. Hocker, Farrier, Dies at 74

    Joseph W. Hocker, noted farrier who tended to many important racehorses for almost five decades, died in his hometown of Lexington, Ky. April 22. He was 74.

  • Kentucky Derby 139.
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    Kentucky Derby Overnight Rating Up 16%

    The May 4 telecast of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on NBC registered a 10.4 overnight rating and 23 share for the race portion, according to The Nielsen Company, a viewership increase of 16% from 2012.

  • Orb leads the way to victory in the Kentucky Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-139/29213460_Rcqkd4#!i=2493218528&k=wLFcdHX">Order This Photo</a>

    Orb Delivers Kentucky Derby Glory

    Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable's Orb stormed to the lead in mid-stretch to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 4. The 5-1 favorite gave Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first Derby win.

  • Wise Dan rolls home to win the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2493078798&k=H3cVG9g">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Pours It On in Woodford Reserve Win

    Horse of the Year Wise Dan ran his winning streak to six races and surpassed $4 million in career earnings handily in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) over yielding ground May 4 at Churchill Downs.

  • Delaunay and Rosie Napravnik take the Churchill Downs Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2492964229&k=zxnDPVM">Order This Photo</a>

    Former Claimer Delaunay Wins Churchill Stakes

    Former claimer Delaunay increased his win streak to six when he swept past Trinniberg at the head of the stretch and prevailed by an easy four lengths over a sloppy track in the May 4 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II).

  • Point of Entry

    Point of Entry Out of Woodford Reserve

    At 3:20 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Churchill Downs officials announced Phipps Stable and Stronach Stable's Point of Entry had been scratched from the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (gr. IT).

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    Kentucky Derby Preview: All About Orb

    Florida Derby winner Orb has Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey excited about the May 4 Kentucky Derby--more excited, said McGaughey, than he's ever been. But 19 other 3-year-olds also have their sights on the Derby.

  • Derby Day: Calm Before the Storm

    The backstretch at Churchill Downs was quiet the morning of May 4 as most of the talk centered on the previous day's Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and whether the weather would have an impact on the Kentucky Derby.

  • Trainer Kelly Breen explains the scratch of Black Onyx.

    Black Onyx Scratched From Kentucky Derby

    Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. II) winner Black Onyx was scratched late Friday morning from the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), after a chip was detected in his left ankle.

  • Goldencents<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/29026796_jvcnn8#!i=2488102764&k=fLPbQLw">Order This Photo</a>

    Goldencents 5-1 Derby Fave in Early Wagering

    The slight favorite is Goldencents at 5-1. Goldencents is trained by last year's Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O'Neill. Also at 5-1 is Revolutionary, who will be ridden by three-time Derby winner Calvin Borel.

  • Noble Tune and Javier Castellano take the American Turf Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2491530655&k=fMPDP4r">Order This Photo</a>

    Noble Tune Skims Hedge to Grab American Turf

    Favored Noble Tune, saving all the ground for Javier Castellano, fired through an opening along the hedge to register an easy victory in the $234,200 American Turf Stakes (gr. IIT) May 3 at Churchill Downs.