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

  • Kentucky Downs, EquiLottery Enter Into Agreement

    Kentucky-based entities Kentucky Downs and EquiLottery have entered into an agreement that will allow the use of races from the Franklin, Ky., racetrack as the basis for EquiLottery, a new lottery game based on the results of live horse racing.

  • Keeneland Ahead of 2016 Through Seven Programs

    Spectacular weather and one of North America's highest purse structures that drew some of the top horses in training combined to boost the numbers in every major statistical category for Keeneland's first seven days.

  • Conquest Mo Money (lime green silks) races early in the Arkansas Derby

    Conquest Mo Money's Connections Pondering Derby Run

    Trainer Miguel Hernandez said Conquest Mo Money came out of the Arkansas Derby (G1) well and that he and owner Tom McKenna will discuss whether to pay the $200,000 for a supplemental nomination to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).

  • Salty wins the Gulfstream Park Oaks by 4 1/4 lengths

    State of Honor, Salty Get First Works at Churchill

    Less than 24 hours after champion Classic Empire crossed the wire first in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), trainer Mark Casse was overseeing approximately 20 of his runners put in their first works at Churchill Downs April 16. 

  • Watershed holds off Eagle and picks up his first graded win for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin

    Watershed Breaks Through in Ben Ali

    Godolphin's Watershed finally broke through in graded stakes company when he won the $200,000 Ben Ali Stakes (G3) in a late drive over Eagle April 15 at Keeneland. 

  • Preston Troutt of WinStar Farm leads American Patriot and Javier Castellano into the Keeneland winner's circle

    American Patriot Steals Maker's 46 Mile

    Reserved at the start but flying at the end, WinStar Farm's American Patriot nipped hard-trying Heart to Heart in the final strides of the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (G1T) April 14 at Keeneland.

  • La Coronel pulls away to win the Appalachian by 3 1/4 lengths

    La Coronel Much the Best in Appalachian

    More than five months after falling short in the Breeders' Cup, La Coronel got her redemption by proving much the best over those who were best that day when she drew clear by 3 1/4 lengths in the Keeneland stretch to win the Appalachian Stakes.

  • Flat Drunk gets up in the final strides to win her debut at Keeneland

    Flat Drunk is First Starter, Winner for Flat Out

    Spendthrift Farm stallion Flat Out is batting 1.000 in his young career in the breeding shed after his daughter, the aptly named Flat Drunk, became his first starter and first winner when she captured the first race on the card at Keeneland April 13.

  • Ten to Line Up for Lexington

    Lael Stables' homebred No Dozing, who has four graded stakes starts under his belt, holds the class edge in Keeneland's Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (G3) April 15. The 1 1/16-mile race for sophomores is worth $200,000.

  • Lady Aurelia working at Keeneland April 9

    Lady Aurelia Faces Elders in Giant's Causeway

    Not only will Stonestreet Stables, George Bolton, and Peter Leidel's group 1 winner face an overflow field in the $100,000 Giant's Causeway Stakes April 15 at Keeneland, but she'll also face older horses for the first time.

  • Harry Connick Jr. will perform the National Anthem at this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) May 6 at Churchill Downs.

    Harry Connick Jr. to Perform National Anthem at Derby

    Churchill Downs Racetrack April 12 announced that multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick Jr. will sing our national anthem May 6 at the 143rd Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).

  • Land Preservation Topic of Next KENA Dinner

    The Kentucky Horse Council has announced the topic for the May Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) dinner: Saving Ground—Preserving Kentucky's Horse Country. The dinner will be May 16 at Fasig-Tipton near Lexington.

  • Javier Castellano celebrates aboard New Money Honey after winning the Juvenile Fillies Turf

    Appalachian Season Debut for New Money Honey

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T) winner New Money Honey is scheduled to make her sophomore debut April 13 in Keeneland's Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (G3T), a one-mile turf race loaded with talent.

  • Sweet Loretta wins the April 9 Beaumont by three lengths

    Sweet Loretta Back to Form in Beaumont

    St. Elias Stable's grade 1 winner Sweet Loretta got back to winning form when she took the $150,000 Adena Springs Beaumont Stakes (G3) by three lengths at Keeneland April 9. 

  • Sailor's Valentine wins the Ashland by a half-length

    Sailor's Valentine Exits Ashland in Good Order

    Trainer Eddie Kenneally said morning of April 9 that the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1) winner Sailor's Valentine, who won by a half-length at odds of 22-1, will be aimed at the Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs May 5.

  • Irap, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency as Hip 612 to the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale

    Irap Latest Sale Success for Dennis O'Neill

    Dennis O'Neill's keen eye has yielded two Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winners and another of his sale finds, Irap, is en route to Churchill Downs following a stunning upset victory in the April 8 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2).

  • Corey Lanerie celebrates after taking the Ashland aboard Sailor's Valentine

    Sailor's Valentine Delivers Ashland Upset

    Semaphore Racing and Homewrecker Racing's Sailor's Valentine broke through in a big way April 8, upsetting seven other 3-year-old fillies to win the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland.

  • Paulassilverlining gets the victory in the Madison

    Paulassilverlining Game in Madison

    Paulassilverlining proved the astute judgment of Juddmonte Farms' advisors April 8 in the $300,000 Madison Stakes (G1) at Keeneland, gamely defeating pacesetter Constellation in her first start for her new connections.

  • Holding Gold comes home strong to win the Shakertown

    Holding Gold Holds Sway in Shakertown

    Live Oak Plantation, trainer Mark Casse, and jockey Joel Rosario made it two straight stakes scores at Keeneland when they teamed to win the Shakertown Stakes (G2T) on turf with Holding Gold