Academy Award, one of the only surviving sons of Triple Crown winner Secretariat, has arrived at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, KY.
Steve Haskin, senior correspondent for The Blood-Horse, will be one of the guests on Horse Racing Radio's "Equine Forum" program Jan. 30.
The first reported foal for grade II winner Salute the Sarge is a filly out of Fair Verdict born Jan. 16 at Rockin Z Ranch in Beggs, Oklahoma.
Trainer Mike Maker will saddle two sons of turf champion Kitten's Joy in the $50,000 WEBN Stakes at Turfway Park Jan. 30, one already a stakes winner and the other making his first foray into stakes competition.
The syndicate that stands Ready's Image at John T.L. Jones III's Walmac Farm near Lexington has announced special incentives for regional breeders to send their mares to the 5-year-old son of More Than Ready.
Ready's Image's first reported foal is a colt born Jan. 24 at David Hager II's Idle Hour Farm near Paris, Ky.
Jockey Justin Vitek, a native of Wallace, Texas, who found his greatest success on Midwest circuits, succumbed to acute myelogenous leukemia on the morning of Jan. 28 at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He was 36.
The 2010 stud fee for two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, who stands at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., has been reduced to $40,000.
Third annual seminar will cover topics related to horse breeding, ownership, and healthcare.
The top prize is two box seat tickets to this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I)and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) plus airfare and accommodations.
The first reported foal by grade II winner Elite Squadron is a colt born Jan. 26 at Calumet Farm near Lexington.
The first reported foal by grade I winner Street Boss is a filly out of the winning King of Kings mare Top Tier.
Grade II winner Lewis Michael's first reported foal is a filly out of the stakes-winning A.P. Indy mare Liz On Polk Street.
A surprisingly good night for business on a winter evening at Turfway Park doesn't hide the fact Kentucky's year-round Thoroughbred racing industry is in serious trouble.
The Kentucky Derby Museum staff will reveal renderings with the designs of the new museum Jan. 28 at 10:00 a.m.
While attorneys for Fifth Third Bank seek a receiver to manage horses owned by Zayat Stable, attorneys for Ahmed Zayat are claiming that the bank's equine lenders reneged on a pledge to restructure the owner's loan.
Kinsella, who sold for a sale-topping $2.2 million at the 2007 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale, was euthanized Jan. 25 after breaking down following a workout over Santa Anita's Pro-Ride surface.
Churchill Downs Inc. has announced that the United States Justice Department has asked for more information related to its proposed $126.8-million deal to buy online rival Youbet.com.
Grade I winner Heatseeker's first reported foal is a filly born Jan. 16 at Frank and Mattie Justice's Dell Ridge Farm near Lexington.
The first reported foal by grade I winner Majestic Warrior is a filly born Jan. 17.
Churchill Downs is abandoning the two-tiered process that has been used since 1998 to determine the starting field for the Kentucky Derby and will revert to a traditional post position draw this year.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I) winner Big Brown was represented by his first foal, a filly out of the unraced Seeking the Gold mare Impressive Attire.
Claiborne Farm stallion Out of Place was euthanized following a paddock accident Jan. 20, according to the Paris, Ky.-based operation.
Auction, which is scheduled for Feb. 8 in Lexington, has 115 yearlings among its offerings.
The first foal for grade II winner Sightseeing is a filly born Jan. 21 at Jay and Jana Goodwin's Good Win Farm in Paris, Ky.
The first reported foal by grade II winner Harlington is a filly born Jan. 20 at Curraghmore Farm near Waterdown, Ontario, Canada.
The first reported offspring by grade I winner Spring At Last is a filly born Jan. 19 at Thomas Young's Sandringham Farm near Georgetown, Ky.
Popular 8-year-old won 11 of 30 starts including four grade I races.
One day after Barbaro's full brother Lentenor broke his maiden in impressive fashion, the connections announced that La Ville Rouge, the dam of both horses, aborted her 2010 foal.
Legislation calling for a constitutional amendment on any expansion of gambling in Kentucky failed to garner the required number of votes for passage in the state Senate Jan. 21.
The first reported foal by Eclipse Award winner Midnight Lute is the initial offspring out of grade I winner Touch Tiz's Sis.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Jan. 20 that EquStem has become an official marketing partner of the company.
Legislation calling for a constitutional amendment on any expansion of gambling in Kentucky passed a Senate committee Jan. 20 on a predictable party-line vote.
A Bernardini filly foaled Jan. 19 is the first horse born at Paul Mills near Versailles, Ky., since Ben P. Walden Jr. and his wife, Elaine, purchased the farm in 2008.
Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm has added Ed Sackville and Jean-Marie Callier to its team of advisers.
Takes over advertising, marketing, and promotion for racing partnership enterprise.
Democratic Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear called the state legislature's bluff Jan. 19 by presenting a two-year budget that relies on more than $700 million in revenue from gaming machines at racetracks.
Champion 2-year-old's first foal is a filly born at Calumet Farm.
Shadwell Farm has announced that its 23-year-old stallion Dayjur (Danzig--Gold Beauty, by Mr. Prospector) has been retired from stud duties due to the infirmities of old age.
Overbrook's dispersal is the second-largest in Keeneland history.
Two-time Horse of the Year Curlin was represented by his first foal when a filly was born Jan. 12 at Burleson Farms near Midway, Ky.
Einstein, an Eclipse Award finalist in the older male category, will stand for $7,500 in 2010 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Paris, Ky.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm announced Jan. 16 that Einstein, a multiple grade I-winning millionaire, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2010 breeding season at Adena Springs in Paris, Ky.
Jockey Thomas Pompell earned his 2,000th career win Jan. 16 when he rode Catch the Prize to a half-length victory in Turfway Park's second race.
Monica Krummen earned her first career win as a trainer Jan. 15 when she saddled Mega Party to win the third race at Turfway Park.
Declines in gross and median are less steep than they were in 2009.
Keeneland has scheduled 16 stakes worth $3.65 million for its 2010 spring race meet. There are some minor purse and sponsorship changes for the meet.
Churchill Downs will offer three Future Wager Pools for the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and one Future Wager Pool for the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). Each wagering period will be for three days.
French stakes winner and group I-placed Missvinski attracted a final bid of $400,000 to headline the Jan. 14 session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
"The best is yet to come," according to the trainer, who says the operation is downsizing to focus on quality.
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