During a meeting at Churchill Downs Aug. 24, about three dozen horsemen told representatives of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission it should delay out-of-competition drug testing.
The first North American school for jockeys established by Hall of Fame rider Chris McCarron is embarking on an expansion plan that could include a national and international presence.
The Family Foundation of Kentucky is officially seeking to become party to legal action tied to proposed regulations for Instant Racing at the state's racetracks.
Closing Argument, among the leading second crop sires of 2010, has been purchased by a partnership including Millennium Farms and Bill Heiligbrodt.
The Jockey Club announced Aug. 21 a projected 2011 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 27,000, a decline of 10% from the estimate of 30,000 registered foals for 2010.
Longtime horseman Greg Burchell has joined Fares Farms, where he will oversee public breaking, training, and lay-up services, the Central Kentucky farm announced Aug. 20.
The Blood-Horse magazine, in conjunction with Pedigree Consultants, has announced the first Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics Symposium to be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 11.
Hedge Fund, the only full brother to Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver, has been retired from racing.
A federal bankruptcy judge in Lexington on Aug. 19 approved motions that will permit the sale in November of 63 horses owned by Richard and Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm and Stonewall Stallions.
Steps being taken by the Keeneland Association to cut expenses, such as the current effort to have some employees accept buyouts, will also affect the organization's support of charities.
All American, a group 1-winning millionaire by Red Ransom, will ship to North America in 2011 to stand at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Keeneland has offered buyouts to some of its employees in the wake of a financial crunch brought about by a number of factors.
Pure Clan, a multiple grade I winner and millionaire for breeder/owner Lewis Lakin, has been retired from racing and sold.
A reception in honor of equine artist Andre Pater and auction to benefit the Race for Education will be held Sept. 30 at the Lexington Country Club in Lexington.
Fasig-Tipton planning to sell a group of mares in foal on Southern Hemisphere covers during the Kentucky November select mixed auction.
Central Kentucky stallion Mingun, a half brother to major sire Kingmambo, has been sold to a group of Danish breeders to stand at York Stud in Denmark.
Turfway Park will open its 52nd fall race meet on Sept. 9. The meet, which ends Oct. 3, encompasses 16 days of live Thoroughbred racing, highlighted by the $100,000 Turfway Park Fall Championship (gr. III) on Sept. 11.
A major creditor of Richard and Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Stallions and related entities has filed an emergency motion in federal bankruptcy court seeking to foreclose on the Midway, Ky., farm and stallions.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has scheduled two informational sessions on proposed regulations for out-of-competition testing.
Jim Cullen, the bloodstock agent who has been banned from all North American auctions through 2010, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the U.S. bankruptcy court in the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Shirocco, who won the 2005 John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), was represented by his first winner when his daughter Surfista won Aug 14 at Dax in France in her initial start.
Direct Line, battling West Hope all the way around, got up by a nose at the wire to win the $100,000 Gardenia Handicap (gr. III) in an 11-1 surprise at Ellis Park Aug. 14.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has a new member and four reappointed members. Gov. Steve Beshear announced the moves Aug. 13.
Cascading, a Canadian stakes winner closely related to champion and classic winner Rags to Riches, has been retired from racing.
Larry Richardson's Midway Holiday, a winner of three of six lifetime starts, is one of a pair of 3-year-old fillies entered in a wide-open edition of the $100,000 Gardenia Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 14 at Ellis Park.
The issue of turning over stallion certificates has led Stonewall Farm to sue Fifth Third Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank, and Bluewater Sales in bankruptcy court in Lexington.
Family Foundation of Kentucky may join a suit seeking a declaratory judgment on the legality of Instant Racing in an attempt to keep open its options.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission hopes to expedite regulations for out-of-competition testing and have them in place in time for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.
Churchill Downs received approval Aug. 10 to offer the Breeders' Cup Jockey Bet as part of this year's World Championships Nov. 5-6 at the Louisville racetrack.
Keeneland is unveiling several new technological innovations for its upcoming September yearling sale, including an industry-first online catalog page that will allow customers to access more information than before.
The Breeders' Cup announced Aug. 10 it has selected Thoroughbred Charities of America as a beneficiary of the 2010 Breeders' Cup World Championships to be held at Churchill Downs Nov. 5-6.
Graded stakes winner Odysseus, a hot contender on this year's Triple Crown trail, was euthanized Aug. 9 at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington because of complications from laminitis.
Flower Alley, winner of the 2005 Travers Stakes (gr. I), was represented with his first winner when his juvenile daughter, Smoke Alley, held on for a head victory in the second race at Woodbine Aug. 6.
Multiple graded stakes winner Desert Party has been retired from racing and will stand at stud at the Maktoum family's Darley USA near Lexington.
Bonnie's Poker, dam of Kentucky Derby and Preakness (both gr. I) winner and Hall of Fame member Silver Charm, was euthanized Aug. 5 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility near Georgetown, Ky.
Churchill Downs has not decided whether to implement a form of Instant Racing should the VLT-like games be approved for Kentucky tracks, according to Churchill Downs Inc. president and CEO Robert Evans.
Churchill Downs racetrack's move into the concert business proved to be an "expensive education," and despite an estimated $5 million loss on the HullabaLOU music festival there are plans to bring it back next year.
Boosted by growth in its gaming and online segments and this year's Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, Churchill Downs Inc. reported that net revenues rose 11% during the second quarter of 2010.
The Belmont Child Care Association is hosting the charitable event "Down Home Rodeo Party" to benefit the children of New York-based backstretch workers.
After nine months of closure due to flood damage and a resulting renovation, the Kentucky Derby Museum has experienced record level crowds.
Kentucky Department of Agriculture officials have concluded a recent case of Potomac Horse Fever that was diagnosed in a horse at Keeneland was not contracted or introduced to the horse while he was stabled on the grounds.
The Daddy, winner of the 2005 Super Derby (gr. II), came through with his first winner when his daughter Please Daddy won at Delaware Park Aug. 2.
Gloria de Campeao, who won the world's richest race when he beat 13 rivals in this year's $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I), has been retired from racing after suffering a tendon injury.
Kentucky-based trainer David Carroll has been fined $1,000 for "unacceptable display of temper" in connection with an incident that occurred at Churchill Downs during the week leading up to this year's Kentucky Derby.
Jess Jackson of Stonestreet Farm and Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables announced Aug. 2 that Eskendereya, will stand at Taylor Made Stallions beginning in 2011.
Grade II winner Rockport Harbor came through with his initial winner when his daughter Parvenu scored at Philadelphia Park Aug. 1 in her debut.
The son of Roberto keeps chugging along in the breeding shed and is expected to be able to continue his stud career in 2011.
Grade II winner Fire Slam came through with his first winner when his son Givemesixsteps won at Woodbine July 30.
Grade II winner A. P. Warrior was represented by his initial winner when his daughter A. P. Song scored by six lengths at Philadelphia Park July 30.
Keeneland has cataloged 4,857 horses for its September yearling sale. The number, which declined for the second year in a row, is down 6.4% from 2009's total of 5,189 and represents a 12.6% decline from the 2008 record 5,555.
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