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

  • Tapwrit will be evaluated at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington

    Tapwrit to Rood & Riddle With Foot Injury

    Tapwrit, the 2017 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) winner, has been sent to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital after he emerged from the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) with a foot injury.

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    T.I.P. Championship Winners Announced

    The inaugural Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Championship Horse Show was held Sunday, September 10, 2017, in the Rolex Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, coinciding with the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Show.

  • Hip 587, a Scat Daddy colt, sells for $1.1 million at the Keeneland September yearling sale

    Scat Daddy Colt Brings $1.1 Million

    Moments after a colt by Will Take Charge sold for $975,000, a colt by Scat Daddy brought $1.1 million during a heated early start to Book 2 Sept. 13 at the Keeneland September yearling sale. M.V. Magnier signed the ticket from the back ring.

  • Hip 564, a colt by Will Take Charge, brought $975,000

    Will Take Charge Colt Brings $975,000

    Hip 564, a flashy son of champion Will Take Charge, sold to Willis Horton for $975,000 early during the Sept. 13 second session of Book 2 at the 2017 Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • A striking son of Scat Daddy consigned by Gainesway topped the first day of Book 2 trade

    Late Buying Drives Keeneland's Second Session

    When Keeneland's radically reformatted September yearling sale moved into another phase with Book 2 Sept. 12, there was a predictable downturn in prices from Monday's blockbuster Book 1 but there was no drop-off in competition.

  • Kerri Radcliffe with Three Chimneys' Goncalo Torrealba at Keeneland

    Scat Daddy Colt Tops Keeneland's Second Session

    A Scat Daddy colt, one of the final yearlings through the ring Sept. 12, topped the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale when Kerri Radcliffe went to $950,000 to land the chestnut who was consigned by Gainesway, agent.

  • Graham Motion's legal battle over a 2015 methocarbamol positive will continue

    KHRC Appeals Ruling in Motion Methocarbamol Case

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Sept. 12 filed a notice of appeal in the Kentucky Court of Appeals of a Franklin (Ky.) Circuit Court's decision that overturned a methocarbamol positive against trainer Graham Motion.

  • Hip 236 sold for $675,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale

    Uncle Mo Colt Another Success For Albaugh Team

    The Uncle Mo colt Free Money foaled Feb. 15, 2016, became another Albaugh success tale when he sold to Peter Brant's White Birch Farm and Coolmore's M.V. Magnier for $675,000 during the second day of action at the world's largest yearling sale. 

  • Hip 69, a Tapit filly, sells for $2.7 million to top the Book 1 session Sept. 11

    Strong Demand at Keeneland September Opener

    Fueled by unfettered demand for offspring of leading sires Tapit and War Front and a competitive international buying base, the Keeneland September yearling sale got a fast start out of the gate during the Book 1 Sept. 11 session.

  • Hip 84, a Scat Daddy colt out of the Danehill Dancer mare Luvly Rita, was the co-sale topper

    Scat Daddy Colts Top Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase

    The horse industry traditionally is slow to embrace change, as was apparent during Fasig-Tipton’s inaugural turf showcase in Lexington Sept. 10 that was topped by two colts from the last crop of Scat Daddy sold for $250,000 each.

  • Hip 50, a Scat Daddy colt, brought $250,000 as the co-sale topper at the Turf Showcase

    Vinery Sales Sells Co-Sale Topper at F-T Turf Showcase

    After watching one of his yearlings bring the co-sale topping price of $250,000 and then watching another not sell at $5,000, Vinery Sales' Derek MacKenzie had mixed feelings at the first ever Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase sale Sept. 10. 

  • Justin Zayat said he looks for an athletic physical and a healthy individual first and foremost

    Zayat Looks for Diamond in the Rough at F-T Turf Sale

    Even as the early minutes of Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase sale crept along Sept. 10, buyers who were gathered around the outdoor ring were already optimistic for the first-ever sale. One such optimistic buyer was Zayat Stables' Justin Zayat. 

  • Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud was among the sellers who believes in the new format

    Keeneland September Begins With New Format

    When Keeneland kicks off its marathon September yearling sale Sept. 11, it will be a litmus test of the sales company's overhaul of the format, with a goal of getting the auction off to a robust start that hopefully will carry throughout the sale.

  • Hogy reels in Commend to take the Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint Stakes

    Ageless Hogy Prevails in KD Turf Sprint Stakes

    The ageless wonder that is Hogy added to his indefatigable reputation Saturday when he reeled in Commend in late stretch to win the $400,000 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint Stakes (G3T) by half a length and earn his first graded score since 2013.

  • The Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase begins Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. ET in Lexington

    Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Poised for Takeoff

    As with any new venture, there is an air of uncertainty surrounding Fasig-Tipton's inaugural Turf Showcase Sept. 10. If the action on the sale grounds over the weekend is any indication, the new venue is poised for takeoff.

  • Hip 12 is a full sister to stakes winner Kitten's Cat

    Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Hips to Watch

    A pair of offspring by leading turf sire Kitten's Joy and the only War Front yearling in the sale are among the hips to watch during the inaugural Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Sept. 10.

  • James Keogh of Grovendale

    Keogh Offers Two Well-Bred Fillies in Turf Showcase

    When Fasig-Tipton conceived a new sale aimed at yearlings with characteristics likely to predispose them to grass racing, James Keogh was among those horsemen who welcomed the new venue and he will be represented by two well-bred fillies Sunday.

  • Applicator wins the Tourist Mile Stakes at Kentucky Downs

    Applicator Upsets Tourist Mile at Kentucky Downs

    It was a long time between stakes wins for Olympia Star's Applicator, but the 4-year-old Henrythenavigator gelding fired his best shot Sept. 6 to defeat a quality field in the $400,000 Tourist Mile at Kentucky Downs.

  • Ellis Park enjoyed record handle at its recently concluded meet.

    Ellis Park Reports Record Handle

    Ellis Park topped last year’s benchmark meet with an even better one, with total wagering on the 31-date session that ended Monday up 15% over 2016.

  • Keep Up at Mill Ridge Farm

    Terrible Story is Keep Up's First Winner

    Mill Ridge Farm's miracle stallion Keep Up was rewarded with his first winner Sept. 2 when Terrible Story rallied in deep stretch to win a maiden race at Camarero Race Track in Puerto Rico.

  • Racing at Kentucky Downs begins Sept. 6 after rain delayed the weekend start

    Kentucky Downs Ready for Opening Day

    Big purses at Kentucky Downs, which completed a $5 million off-season renovation, attracted an overflow of entries to the track's maiden and allowance races, the richest in the nation.

  • Corey Lanerie accepts his fourth riding title at Ellis Park

    Asmussen, Lanerie Lead Ellis Park Meet

    It came down to the next-to-last race of the 2017 Ellis Park meet that ended Sept. 4, but 2016 meet-leader Steve Asmussen repeated as leading trainer, edging 2015 winner Brad Cox 18 wins to 17.

  • Unified Retired to Lane's End

    The multiple graded stakes winner Unified, a precocious grade 1-placed son of Candy Ride trained by Jimmy Jerkens, will stand for $10,000 in 2018 at Lanes End.

  • Fans look out from a balcony at Churchill Downs during the 2017 Kentucky Derby

    Churchill Downs Adds European Path to Derby

    Churchill Downs is eager to stimulate added international interest in next year's Kentucky Derby through the creation of a path to gain a berth for horses based in Europe and the expansion of its current series for Japan's top dirt horses.

  • An Abbreviated History of Absolute Insurer Rule

    Bob Heleringer, a Louisville, Ky., attorney and former racing official who has taught equine regulatory law at the University of Louisville's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, looks at the legal history of Absolute Insurer rule.