ESPN's coverage of the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) from Churchill Downs is one of six nominees for a Sports Emmy Award in the live sports special category.
Grade I winner Afternoon Deelites has been pensioned due to infertility and will be sent to Old Friends equine retirement facility near Georgetown, Ky.
Alastair Donald and Ed Sackville have decided to leave Kern/Lillingston Bloodstock and have created the Sackville Donald bloodstock agency.
Bloodstock agent Tommy Eastham has opened his EastWynd Sales Agency near Lexington. The firm is accepting new clients.
Officials at Turfway Park reported March 21 that as many as 18 runners are being pointed toward the March 26 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III).
The Factor, who banked $180,000 for his gate-to-wire triumph in the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park March 19, jumped into a tie for fifth position on the Kentucky Derby 137 Graded Stakes Earnings List.
Churchill Downs Incorporated announced March 21 that William C. Carstanjen, currently the company's chief operating officer, has been promoted to company president, effective immediately.
The 14 horses ready to start in the $10-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 26 are expected to make history as the highest earning field in racing history outside Japan.
Rogue Romance will miss the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a fracture in his left forefoot, trainer Ken McPeek reported March 18.
An effort by Kentucky horsemen to keep Turfway Park open for off-season training and stabling has failed, meaning the Northern Kentucky track will close its barn area in mid-April.
The Kentucky HBPA has sent a letter to the chairman of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in support of senior state steward John Veitch
Veteran rider Perry Ouzts, 56, earned career win number 5,600 at Turfway Park on March 18 when he rode Joe Six Pack, a 10-year-old gelding, to victory in the fourth race.
Leadership of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation on March 18 defended the organization from allegations of neglect among some horses under the care of the equine retirement program.
The account wagering operation owned by Churchill Downs Inc. avoided losing its license to operate in California by reaching agreement with tracks in the state before a deadline expired March 18.
Regal State, whose son, Pleasantly Perfect, won the 2003 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), was euthanized March 18 at Robin F. Scully's Clovelly Farms near Lexington at age 28.
Cathy Roby, who oversaw the care of such retired horses as John Henry, Forego, Bold Forbes, Cigar, Alysheba, Kona Gold and Da Hoss at the Kentucky Horse Park, died March 16 in Lexington.
The NTRA board of directors has approved the organization's Safety and Integrity Alliance 2011 Code of Standards.
What is believed to be the only foal outside Japan by two-time Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Conduit was delivered Feb. 24 at Catesby Clay's Runnymede Farm near Paris, Ky.
Churchill Downs Inc. plans to expand beyond pari-mutuel wagering should online gambling be legalized on the state or federal levels, company officials said March 15.
TVG will broadcast live from Turfway Park on Saturday, March 26, covering the Northern Kentucky track's 12-race card that includes the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III).
Keeneland will host Commerce Lexington's Good Morning Bluegrass, presented by Fifth Third Bank, on Friday, March 25, from 7:30-9 a.m., as part of Keeneland's 75th anniversary festivities.
Churchill Downs Inc. reported net earnings from continuing operations of $19.6 million in 2010, up from $17.7 million for 2009.
TrueNicks has elected horseman and bloodstock manager Doug Cauthen to its board of directors. President of Doug Cauthen Bloodstock Services, Cauthen operates an independent bloodstock management company based in Lexington.
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The comprehensive study will look at where Thoroughbred racing is and where it needs to be to prosper. Results will be presented Aug. 14 at The Jockey Club Round Table Conference.
Repole Stable's unbeaten champion Uncle Mo (#23), an easy winner in his 2011 debut in Saturday's $100,000 Timely Writer Stakes, emerged as the favorite in the second of three pools of Churchill Downs' 2011 KDFW.
The attorney for jockey John Velazquez said her client is a scapegoat in connection with the events surrounding last year's Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I) in which Life At Ten was eased during the course of the race.
On the eve of his seasonal debut, unbeaten champion Uncle Mo emerged over the inexperienced Runflatout as the narrow choice in the March 11 first day of Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
The estate of the late Edward P. (Ned) Evans will disperse its Thoroughbred yearlings, weanlings, broodmares, and racing stock at Keeneland's September yearling and November breeding stock sales.
PNC Bank has filed a suit against Waterville Bloodstock, John Goldthorpe and others, contending they are in default on notes that exceed $1 million.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is calling on other racing industry groups to take a look at the practice of conducting jockey interviews during the moments leading up to a race.
After much anticipation during the 15-day period following Zenyatta's mating to Bernardini, it was confirmed that the Horse of the Year is in foal.
In reviewing the circumstances surrounding Life At Ten's subpar performance in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has concluded that the filly should have undergone post-race testing.
Shahrastani, who won the 1986 Ever Ready Derby Stakes (Eng-I) and the Budweiser Irish Derby (Ire-I), has been pensioned from stallion duty at Walton Fields Stud near Leicestershire, England.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted March 10 that there was probable cause to believe that both jockey John Velazquez and chief state steward John Veitch were in violation of regulations regarding Life At Ten.
Pluck, last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT) winner for Team Valor, will begin his 3-year-old season in a $30,000 allowance race on turf at Tampa Bay Downs March 12.
Blame, the 2010 champion older male and winner of the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), had his first two mares confirmed in foal last week.
Grade II winner Tizdejavu had his first mare confirmed in foal.
A Circuit Court judge has scheduled a hearing for March 10 to determine whether Fifth Third Bank must withdraw a lien claim to 20 horses scheduled to be sold next week.
The fairly new concept of e-verification for immigration workers was one of the topics at a March 8 forum hosted by Blue Grass Farms Charities in conjunction with attorneys from Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs in Lexington.
Sean Collins, founder and president of the Irish Equine Centre, died March 5 of a brain hemorrhage.
Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager opens its three-day run at noon EST on Friday, March 11.
Horse Racing Radio Network has announced an agreement with all three Triple Crown racetracks for the Lexington-based broadcast organization to provide the national radio broadcast of the three classics this year.
Lane's End Farm has reported the first four mares have been scanned in foal to grade I winner Discreetly Mine., a 4-year-old son of Mineshaft who won the grade I King's Bishop Stakes last year.
Brereton Jones, who has served as chairman of the Kentucky Equine Education Project since it was formed in May 2004, has resigned from his position.
The new handicapping tournament series offers weekly competitions every Saturday, which culminate in November 2011 with the TwinSpires.com Online Handicapping Championship.
Lane's End Farm has reported that six mares have been scanned as being in foal to $2.2 million earner Quality Road.
Law Society, winner of Ireland's greatest classic event, has died at Gestut Isarland in Germany.
Australian grade I winner All American had his first mare pronounced in foal from his debut season on North American time at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
Tom Ludt, a Breeders' Cup director, will chair the organization's search committee for a successor to president and CEO Greg Avioli.
Fasig-Tipton has not received payment for grade I winner Crisp and the broodmares Little Bonnet and Sky Mom, who were sold for more than $1.9 million combined during the 2010 Kentucky November select mixed sale.
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