A friend and mentor to many, Mooney offered his wise counsel to both aspiring and veteran journalists and also to cancer patients. In his last months, he showed not only how to live but how to die with courage and grace.
For trainer Art Sherman, Jan. 27 marked one more early morning of welcoming a new day with his once-in-a-lifetime horse California Chrome.
Love the Chase, dam of two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, foaled a Tapit half brother to North America's all-time leading money earner just before midnight Jan. 25.
With relatively little discussion, a proposed rule outlining conditions that could void a claim was unanimously approved Jan. 26 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Safety and Welfare Committee.
Twenty-four entries have been added to the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale that will be held Feb. 6-7 in Lexington.
His full name is William Bradley, but to anyone who knows him, it's Buff Bradley; and this season Buff Bradley and the Bradley Racing Stable runners have enjoyed a quick start at Tampa Bay Downs.
Following tests of horses quarantined at two Keeneland barns following a positive for equine herpesvirus "wild strain" reported Jan. 21 at Turfway Park, a single horse at the Lexington track tested positive for EHV-1.
The foal out of Winikins was born Jan. 22 at Claiborne Farm.
Keen Ice, the 2015 Travers Stakes (G1) victor and only horse to defeat Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in his record setting 3-year-old season, will take up stud duty at the end of his racing career at Calumet Farm.
- By Lenny Shulman
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, International, Southeast Region, Kentucky
Prince Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms enjoyed an excellent 2016 North American season, earning the boutique stable outstanding owner honors for the year.
WinStar Farm’s efforts to expand the quality and scope of its stallion roster and broodmare band starting six years ago paid big dividends in 2016, with the operation’s first Eclipse Award as leading breeder.
The Kentucky Office of State Veterinarian has placed an order of quarantine on a barn on the Turfway Park backstretch after a horse from that barn tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus Type-1 (EHV-1) "wild strain."
Gainesway's three-time grade/group 1 winner Karakontie sired his first reported foal Jan. 19, a filly bred by Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm and foaled at their Paris, Ky., property.
Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson has developed laminitis, which will cause him to miss the 2017 breeding season, the farm announced Jan. 20.
Airdrie Stud's graded stakes-winning millionaire Summer Front got his first foal when a bay filly was born recently at the Midway, Ky., farm.
Spendthrift Farm's Danza, winner of the 2014 Arkansas Derby (G1), sired his first reported foal Jan. 15 when a filly was born at Millennium Farms near Lexington, Ky.
Keeneland announced Jan. 19 a $4.325 million stakes schedule for its 2017 Spring Meet that offers 16 stakes, featuring the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1).
Spendthrift Farm and Churchill Downs have announced an expansion of the Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes, which will now be run as two divisional races starting in 2017: one for 2-year-old males, and, now, one for 2-year-old fillies.
The HBPA is the world's largest organization representing Thoroughbred owners and trainers, with close to 30,000 members across the United States and Canada.
On Jan. 21 and Jan. 22, the remains of two-time Ohio Horse of the Year Glacial Princess will be transferred from the former Beulah Park in Grove City, Ohio to Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 36 entries for the 2017 Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale supplemental catalog. Those entries may now be viewed online.
Darby Dan Farm's Sky Kingdom, a two-time graded stakes winner and track record-setting son of Empire Maker, sired his first reported foal Jan 14, when a filly was born at Ann Marie Farm in Paris, Ky.
Keeneland announced Jan. 17 that Barbara Banke's Stonestreet has become the signature sponsor of the Spring Meet's Lexington Stakes (G3), to be held April 15.
The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale came to an end Jan. 13 with across-the-board declines for the auction that was bereft of quality offerings.
Spendthrift Farm's Medal Count, the classic-placed, graded stakes-winning son of Dynaformer, sired his first reported foal Tuesday, Jan. 10 when a filly was born at Mallory Farm in Lexington.
The Kentucky Horse Park Commission voted Jan. 13 to withdraw from consideration for hosting the ninth International Federation for Equestrian Sports World Equestrian Games, to be held in 2022.
The family of champion racemare and Hall of Famer Serena's Song continues to produce stakes winners and bring big prices at auction to the delight of the great mare's human connections.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has placed a barn at the HighPointe Training Center under quarantine after horses there have tested positive for the mild type of equine herpesvirus (EHV-I) in recent days.
Dr. E.C. "Pug" and Susie Hart came to the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale looking for a replacement for their late mare Miz United States, and left with Dixie Victory, who topped the penultimate Jan. 12 session at $100,000.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 580 entries for its 2017 Kentucky winter mixed sale, to be held Feb. 6-7 in Lexington, with sessions beginning at 10 a.m. daily.
WinStar Farm's Daredevil sired his first reported foal Jan. 10, when a filly was born at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag, N.Y.
With two horses bringing in excess of six figures, the third session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale posted an average price on even terms with 2016.
The equine herpesvirus outbreak at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots continues to have repercussions throughout the industry, with the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. becoming the second major sales company to restrict horses from Louisiana.
The filly out of Set'n On Ready was born Jan. 11
She's a Fleet, with her Jan. 5 filly by first-crop sire Commissioner by her side, sells to Deborah Holmes during Day 3 of the Keeneland January sale.
Exacta Systems continued to set new historic horse racing handle records in 2016, achieving record gains in both Kentucky and Wyoming.
For the past couple of years, Sam-Son Farm has found success with a relatively small consignment at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale—and this season was no different.
Brehm hopes he has one of 2017's hot new stallions in Texas Red, a millionaire who crushed the 2014 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1).
Ashford Stud's grade 1-winning juvenile Competitive Edge sired his first foal the morning of Jan. 11. The chestnut colt is out of the Corinthian mare Spiritual Union and is owned by Erv Woolsey and Ralph Kinder.
The affable Aboughazale recently put down roots in the Bluegrass, purchasing the former Belvedere Farm near Paris, Ky.
The second session of the Keeneland horses of all ages sale Jan. 10 had more vibrancy than did the opener, but at the end of the day the results were the same, with significant declines in all key categories.
The first foal for grade 1 winner Wicked Strong arrived Jan. 1 at Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm near Paris, Ky. Wicked Strong stands at Spendthrift near Lexington.
The first reported foal by WinStar Farm's multiple grade 1 winner Constitution was born Jan. 9 at Crestwood Farm.
The bay filly, the first foal also for the El Prado daughter Table Three Ten, was born Jan. 9.
Dale Stewart Rouk, 79, a member of the Keeneland sales team for more than 40 years until his retirement in 2009, died Jan. 1, 2017, in Burleson, Texas.
Day 2 of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale got a quick jump out of gate with the mare Joyfully, one of the first horses through the ring, going to International Equities Holding for $575,000.
WinStar Farm's Commissioner, A.P. Indy's last classic-placed son to retire to stud, sired his first reported foal Jan. 5th when a bay filly was born at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky.
A paucity of well-bred mares or racing prospects and no dispersal to drive buyer interest led to broad declines during the opening session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington Jan. 9.
A cutting-edge cancer treatment has helped reduce skin cancer in 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Alphabet Soup, who recently celebrated his 26th birthday at Old Friends Equine retirement home near Georgetown, Ky.
Delightful Joy, an attractive chestnut daughter of leading sire Tapit, was purchased for $700,000 to become the second-highest-priced horse sold during the Jan. 9 first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
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