Retired Racehorse Project announced it has received applications from 488 trainers for 741 horses for the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover that will take place Oct. 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington.
Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, in comments that helped kick off the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association symposium Feb. 2, said horse racing and breeding in the state is strong, but challenges remain.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project is mobilizing support for House Bill 112, which will provide the same exemption from state sales tax on feed, supplies, and equipment that other agriculture animals receive.
Information and analysis of endoscopic exams and radiographs placed within repositories at major sales were designed to assist with the auction process, but they continue to pose issues for veterinarians, buyers, and sellers.
Bolstered by having the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years with American Pharoah, owner Zayat Stables and trainer Bob Baffert have nominated the largest numbers of 3-year-olds among the 368 nominated to this year's series.
Hakassan, winner of the 2012 Chilean Triple Crown and that year's champion 3-year-old in that country, has been imported to the United States to take up stallion duties at Millennium Farms near Lexington.
Former trainer John T. Ward has left his position as executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, the second major leadership departure at the regulatory agency since Matt Bevin assumed office as governor.
Churchill Downs officials have cancelled simulcast wagering and will close their offices Friday, Jan. 22 because of a looming winter storm that could produce 5 to 9 inches of snow in the Louisville area.
Arch, the sire of 11 grade I winners, died Jan. 20 of an apparent heart attack, according to Bernie Sams, representative of Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., where the 21-year-old son of Kris S. stood at stud.
For Kentucky horse breeding to achieve success with its 2016 legislative priority item, breeders and others need to become proactive within the legislative process, according to state Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles.
American Pharoah was named the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) Longines World's Best Racehorse three days after winning Eclipse Awards as U.S. Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male.
A by-the-numbers look at Zayat Stables' American Pharoah's Triple Crown run in which he became the 12th Triple Crown winner completing a sweep of the classics with his June 6 victory in the Belmont Stakes.