Reigning Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Stopchargingmaria has been retired from racing, according to Shannon Potter, president of Town and Country Racing.
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- Thoroughbred Breeding, West Region, Kentucky, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
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Three colts sired by Pioneerof the Nile are among the top 10 pinhook prospects for the marathon Keeneland September yearling sale based on their respective purchase prices when they initially went through the sales ring as weanlings.
Ellis Park, which closed its 30-day meet Sept. 5, reported a rise in all-sources handle and a slight drop in on-track wagering. Purses were up 25% due to an influx of funding from Kentucky Downs and historical race wagering.
Noting the drying up of money from off-track betting locations in the state, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders will increase registration fees for eligible Kentucky-breds.
Charlie Boden, who served as Calumet Farm's racing manager and stallion season sales director since August 2015, is returning to his bloodstock roots with Charles H. Boden Thoroughbreds Inc.
Trainer Ed Dunlop is hoping the extended 1 3/4 miles of the Ladbrokes St Leger (Eng-I) will play to the strengths of Red Verdon Sept. 10 at Doncaster in the world's oldest classic, for which Idaho is the early favorite.
Successful Native gave a star performance Sept. 3, opening day at Kentucky Downs, powering gate to wire to take the Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint Stakes.
Finalists for the inaugural Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards presented by Godolphin were announced Sept. 2. The TIEA ceremony will be held Oct. 7 on the opening day of Keeneland’s fall meet.
Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms welcomed a new horse in Ide Aug. 29 and, according to farm founder Michael Blowen, he's a head-turner.
Runhappy, last year's sprint male champion, recorded his second public work of the year Sept. 1 at Keeneland, zipping five furlongs in :58. He is being pointed toward the one-turn mile Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) Oct. 1 at Churchill Downs.
The son of legendary Kentucky farm manager Charles A. Kenney was an accomplished Thoroughbred and Standardbred veterinarian.
Kentucky Downs will begin its lucrative five-day, all-turf meet Sept. 3 with four stakes—two of them for 2-year-olds at seven furlongs—worth a total of $1.4 million. The 10-race card saw 136 horses make the overnight.
Gordon E. Layton, prominent Central Kentucky equine veterinarian, Thoroughbred breeder, and co-owner of Loch Lea Farm, died Aug 28 at his home in Paris, Ky. He was 84.
Visuals director Anne M. Eberhardt revisited Southern Equine's striking white-faced Bodemeister foal to track his progress. See how much he's grown at nearly three months old!
VinMar Farm near Versailles, Ky., has decided to disperse, with horses to be sold at Keeneland’s September yearling sale and November breeding stock sale, which begins Nov. 8. St. George Sales will handle the dispersal.
Central Kentucky sire War Front, currently the leading sire of juveniles in England and Ireland, and second on the U.S. list, got his 50th black-type winner Aug. 31 when Intelligence Cross captured the Round Tower Stakes (Ire-III) at the Curragh.
The value of a Medaglia d'Oro filly consigned to the Keeneland September yearling sale increased after her half brother Arrogate romped to a Travers Stakes (gr. I) triumph in track-record time.
Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel resumed his racing career Aug. 27 at Ellis Park, with a third- and fourth-place finish in two mounts, after a five-month taste of retirement.
Owner Perry Martin said he's sell the dam of California Chrome, in foal to Tapit, in order to buy more mares to support 'Chrome as a stallion next year.
John Veitch, the Hall of Fame trainer and former chief steward for Thoroughbred racing in Kentucky, has won another round in his lentgthy court battle with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission over the convoluted Life At Ten case.
Runhappy, last year's champion sprint male, returned to Keeneland Aug. 25 for work over the track. It was his first recorded workout of the year.
Lady Aurelia kept her record perfect in three starts when leading all the way in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) for juvenile colts and fillies Aug. 21 at Deauville.
In his third start, Florida-bred gelding Itsbeenonmymind scored a front-running win in the 12th race Aug. 20 at Gulfstream Park to become the first winner for his Kentucky-based sire Bold Warrior.
Multiple graded stakes-winning owner Conquest Stables has announced it will have a complete dispersal of racing and breeding stock at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale this fall. Lane's End will act as consignor for Conquest Stables.
Mt. Brilliant Farm owner Greg Goodman announces Aug. 16 the retirement of 'founding' farm manager Jody Alexander.
Hall of Fame rider Calvin Borel, who retired in March, will return to the saddle Aug. 27 at Ellis Park in western Kentucky. The three-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I)-winning rider has 5,146 career wins.
De Coronado, a 3-year-old full brother of superstar mare Zenyatta, drastically cut back in distance and broke his maiden Aug. 14 at Dundalk in Ireland.
The Jockey Club is projecting a 2017 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 22,500, which would match the projection of the 2016 foal crop.
STATS LLC, the world's leading sports technology company, and Equibase Company, the Thoroughbred industry's official database, today announced the launch of a new interactive past performance product called STATS Race LensTM.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has re-elected Dr. J. David Richardson as chairman of its board of trustees, the organization announced Aug. 10.
Clay Hancock, who helped her family's Claiborne Farm by bringing owner/breeder Adele Dilschneider into the operation, died of a heart attack Aug. 8.
One of the highlights of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association annual report for fiscal year 2015-2016 is the feedback generated in its efforts to update rules on reporting and withholding of big pari-mutuel winning tickets.
Godolphin Racing's Innovative Idea, winner of Ellis Park's Aug. 6 Groupie Doll (gr. III), came close to being retired and bred in late March.
Caravaggio stayed unbeaten in winning the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) Aug. 7 at the Curragh, in an effortless performance some observers said was no more than glorified workout for the Kentucky-bred Scat Daddy colt.
Crestwood Farm freshman sire Bullet Train, a three-quarters brother to undefeated European champion and hot young sire Frankel, was represented by his first winner Aug. 6 when Difamante went from last to first in his career debut at Gulfstream Park.
Innovative Idea yielded the early lead but regained top status when it mattered most to win the $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes (gr. III) by a half-length over 28-1 longshot Emmajestic Aug. 6 at Ellis Park.
A day after graded stakes winner Recepta suffered a fractured pelvis while galloping at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Jimmy Toner reported that she is in comfortable and stable condition at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga Springs.
Grade I winner and deceased freshman sire Brilliant Speed, who was killed by lightning in his paddock at Three Chimneys Farm last month, was represented by his first winner Aug. 5 when Fly won the second race at Laurel Park in her debut.
Edward Seltzer and Beverly Anderson's homebred 3-year-old colt Surgical Strike has banked $340,813 thus far, which bodes well for his half brother, Preemptive Strike, who broke his maiden in his second start Aug. 5 at Ellis Park.
A professor of veterinary anatomy, Dr. Susan Stover was notified this week that she has been selected for induction into the University of Kentucky Equine Research Hall of Fame.
Continued growth in the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) fueled an increase in earnings for the racing segment of Churchill Downs Inc. in the second quarter of 2016.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has announced the regional owners and state and Canadian breeders that will be recognized at its National Awards Dinner Sept. 10 at Stonestreet Farm in Lexington.
In an effort to consolidate its operations at one of its two Central Kentucky locations, Walmac Farm will put its storied 248-acre Paris Pike property on the market.
Keeneland has cataloged 4,479 yearlings for its September yearling sale, which will cover 13 days from Sept. 12-25.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien's brilliant juvenile, Kentucky-bred Caravaggio, the early favorite for next year's Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I), is among the 10 entries for the €250,000 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) at the Curragh.
Stoneway Farm's homebred Ahh Chocolate looks to bounce back from a fifth-place finish in the Fleur de Lis Stakes (gr. II) when she returns for the $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 6 at Ellis Park.
Spendthrift Farm confirmed the sale and relocation of second-crop sires Victor's Cry and Wilburn from its stallion station near Lexington.
An attorney for Charles “Chuck” Borell on Aug. 1 entered a plea of not guilty on his client’s behalf to 43 charges of second-degree animal cruelty in connection with the abandonment of horses at a farm in Central Kentucky.
Indiana Derby (gr. II) winner Cupid and Ohio Derby victor Mo Tom are among a field of 12, with another on the also-eligible list, entered for the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) for 3-year-olds Aug. 6 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.
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