Kentucky

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

  • 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.

  • Hartlage Has Hopes for Cauley Homebred Wry

    Anita Cauley's homebred colt Wry, a homebred son of Distorted Humor out of a half sister to grade I winner On Fire Baby, cruised to a smart maiden win by three lengths in his second career start Sept. 7 at Churchill Downs.

  • Keeneland September Sale

    First to Last Crops: They're All at Keeneland

    The Keeneland September yearling sale is a tradition. As Saratoga is the "August place to be" so might Keeneland be considered the September hotspot. In another industry it might be considered a convention of sorts.

  • Cleburne (inside) holds off stablemate Smart Cover to win the Iroquois.

    Cleburne Tops All-Romans Surprise in Iroquois

    A pair of longshots trained by Dale Romans for Donegal Racing swept the exacta in the $171,750 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 7 at Churchill Downs when Cleburne edged a fast-closing Smart Cover by a neck.

  • Untapable outfinishes Stonetastic to win the Pocahontas Stakes.

    No Stopping Untapable in Pocahontas Victory

    Untapable, under a patient ride from Rosie Napravnik, collared favored Stonetastic in deep stretch and edged away to a half-length victory in the $150,000 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 7 at Churchill Downs.

  • Hot Bloodlines at Keeneland September Sale

    A look through the 2013 Keeneland September catalog shows the usual depth of promising yearlings. This list spotlights yearlings out of grade I-winning mares who already have produced at least one stakes winner.

  • J. Paul Reddam

    Top Honors Go to Reddam, Fink, and Ocala Stud

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association named J. Paul Reddam the leading owner of 2012. Ocala Stud was named the top national breeder and Morton Fink was honored as the leading small breeder of 2012.

  • KY Survey Unlikely to Impact Gaming Issue

    A survey released Sept. 6 on the Kentucky horse industry is unlikely to impact the issue of whether alternative gaming should be approved by the state legislature, according to a top-ranking state senator.

  • First Winners Reported for Cowboy Cal

    Cowboy Cal was represented by his first U.S. winner when in his second start Tachi captured a maiden special weight race at Indiana Downs Aug. 27.

  • Sign wins the 2012 Pocahontas Stakes.

    Pocahontas Draws Eight Led by Elena Strikes

    Eight juvenile fillies looking for a free ride to the Breeders' Cup will line up Sept. 7 in the $150,000 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs on opening day of the Louisville track's 12-day September meet.

  • Pants On Fire

    Pants On Fire Hopes to Stay Hot in Ack Ack

    After winning a graded stakes for the first time since 2011 in his previous start, Pants On Fire will try for two straight when he starts in the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) Sept. 7 at Churchill Downs.

  • Devious Intent wins the 2013 Gardenia.

    Total Handle Plummets at Ellis Park Meet

    Compared with 2012, average all-sources handle declined 17% at the recently completed Ellis Park summer meet, a decrease the track attributes to new competition and fewer off-track outlets in the state.

  • Gio Ponti Will Not Shuttle in 2013

    Three time champion in the U.S. and winner of seven grade I stakes, Castleton Lyons' stallion Gio Ponti will not shuttle to Australia's Arrowfield Stud for the 2013 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.