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

  • Umarov had planned to run Looks to Spare at Churchill Downs.

    Kentucky Suspends Umarov for 10 Years

    After determining Otabek Umarov violated out-of-competition testing rules and possessed hypodermic needles, syringes, and injectable medications at Churchill Downs, Kentucky stewards revoked the owner-trainer's license for 10 years.

  • Enchanting Lady

    Enchanting Lady Targets Winning Colors

    After picking up a grade I placing at Churchill Downs in her previous race, the connections of Enchanting Lady hope she can nail down her first graded stakes win in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III).

  • Gun Runner Will Not Run in Preakness

    Steve Asmussen officially took Gun Runner, the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner who finished third in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), out of consideration for the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) the morning of May 17.

  • Kentucky Derby 142 trophy

    Drug Tests Clear for Derby, Oaks Horses

    According to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, all participants in this year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) have tested negative for any prohibited substances.

  • Cherry Wine Steady in Preakness Work

    Graded stakes-placed Cherry Wine turned in a typically steadfast move in preparation for his expected start in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), working five furlongs May 14 in a handy 1:01 3/5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Collected, bound for Preakness.

    Collected Works Way Into Preakness Field

    Speedway Stable’s multiple grade III winner Collected punched his ticket to the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) when he breezed seven furlongs in 1:24 4/5 over a track labeled “good” May 13 at Churchill Downs.

  • Kentucky State Capitol

    Potential Breeders' Cup Tax Break Debated

    Breeders' Cup intends to legislatively pursue a pari-mutuel tax break for its 2018 World Championships at Churchill Downs, but the form it takes could hinge on input from members of the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • Nyquist grabs a snack of grass as he meets the public and media in the barn area at Churchill Downs May 8.

    Nyquist Greets Public After Derby

    Trainer Doug O'Neill caught an early flight back to Southern California the morning of May 8, but Reddam Racing's champion Nyquist is headed to the other coast following his May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) victory.

  • TVG chief executive officer Kip Levin

    TVG: Systems Failure 'Won't Happen Again'

    TVG, a leading advance deposit wagering provider, said human error was responsible for a May 7 systems breakdown that halted online wagering for more than two hours during the running of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Other Trainers Impressed with Nyquist

    Trainers of some of the horses that finished behind Reddam Racing’s Nyquist in the champion colt’s May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) said Sunday morning they were impressed with what they saw the previous day.

  • NBC again televised this year's Kentucky Derby

    Overnight TV Rating for Derby Down from 2015

    The overnight rating for the race portion of the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) was down almost 14% from last year to 9.3 with a 21 share, according to Nielsen ratings and NBC Sports Group, which televised the event.

  • Exaggerator with assistant trainer Julie Clark at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2016.

    Exaggerator Well After Derby, on to Preakness

    Alternating between falling asleep and trying to playfully nip at assistant trainer Julie Clark May 8 in his stall at Churchill Downs, it was clear Exaggerator came out of his second-place run in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) in good order.

  • Sharp Azteca comes home strong to take the Pat Day Mile.

    Sharp Azteca Blazes Home in Pat Day Mile

    Gelftenstein Farm's Sharp Azteca, in from South Florida, took the lead approaching the stretch and powered away to win the $250,000 Pat Day Mile (gr. III) for 3-year-olds May 7 at Churchill Downs.

  • Camelot Kitten (right) holds off Beach Patrol in the American Turf (gr. IIT)

    Camelot Kitten Scores American Turf Upset

    Bravely rallying along the hedge, Camelot Kitten edged Beach Patrol by a head to score an upset victory in the $300,000 American Turf Stakes presented by Ram Trucks (gr. IIT) May 7 at Churchill Downs.

  • John Servis (left) celebrates Oaks victory May 6

    Servis: To Win Derby, Oaks Is 'Incredible'

    John Servis, who saddled Cathryn Sophia to win the May 6 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), said it's unbelievable that he could add the filly classic to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) he captured with the popular Smarty Jones in 2004.

  • Nyquist, Doug O'Neill, and the Stanley Cup.

    Stanley Cup Pays Visit to O’Neill Barn

    Representatives of the National Hockey League were on the backstretch at Churchill Downs the morning of May 7 and had Nyquist, favored for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) later in the day, pose with the Stanley Cup trophy.

  • Cathryn Sophia rolls to victory in the Kentucky Oaks.

    Cathryn Sophia Gets Distance, Takes KY Oaks

    Cash is King's Cathryn Sophia rebounded from a third-place finish in the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) with an impressive off-the-pace win in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 6 at Churchill Downs.

  • Majestic Harbor wins the Alysheba Stakes (gr. II)

    Majestic Harbor Springs Alysheba Upset

    Jockey Corey Lanerie and 13-1 shot Majestic Harbor made a steady rally on the outside rounding the second turn and put away a stiff stretch challenge to win the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) by 2 1/2 lengths at Churchill Downs.