Kentucky

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

  • KEEP Opposes Open-Ended Gambling Measure

    A proposed constitutional amendment that would give the Kentucky General Assembly the power to authorize any and all forms of gambling has met with opposition from the Kentucky Equine Education Project.

  • Untapable is nominated to the Central Bank Ashland Stakes.

    Ashland Draws 133 Nominees

    133 fillies, highlighted by graded stakes winners Untapable, Onlyforyou, and Awesome Baby, currently the top point earners on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), have been nominated to the Central Bank Ashland (gr. I).

  • Wildcat Red, shown winning the Fountain of Youth Stakes, is nominated to the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.
<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3088436477&k=rtrQxFZ">Order This Photo</a>

    191 Nominated to Toyota Blue Grass Stakes

    Twenty-two of the top 25 point earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby leader board are among the 191 3-year-olds nominated to the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) that will be run April 12 at Keeneland Racecourse.

  • Derbybox.com, Old Friends Host Derby Giveaway

    DerbyBox.com and Old Friends have teamed to offer visitors to the Old Friends facility near Georgetown, Ky. an opportunity to win two grandstand reserved tickets to the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Gala Award wins the Palm Beach Stakes.
<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3100426272&k=hNFcmL9">Order This Photo</a>

    Mourning Currin Family Celebrates Gala Award

    If you listened closely enough at Gulfstream Park after the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. III) March 1, you could almost hear the cheers from California, and perhaps beyond, as Gala Award entered the winner's circle.

  • Solitary Ranger is in control in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park.

    Solitary Ranger Takes Charge to Win Battaglia

    Susan Moulton's Solitary Ranger controlled the pace and romped clear in the stretch to score easily over favored stablemate Poker Player in the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes March 1 at Turfway Park.

  • 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-139/29213460_Rcqkd4#!i=2493507617&k=b9hVvb3">Order This Photo</a>

    Derby and Oaks Bright Spots for Churchill

    Once again, the success of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks were the rare brights spots within the racing sector when Churchill Downs Inc. reported record revenues for 2013.

  • New Year's Day<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile/33149927_s6DS8h#!i=2888276843&k=2zVHq8g">Order This Photo</a>

    Wests to Offer Breeders' Bonuses

    Prominent Thoroughbred owners Gary and Mary West have agreed to offer up to $2.5 million in breeders' bonuses for their grade I-winning stallions New Year's Day and Power Broker.

  • Record Net Revenues at Churchill Downs Inc.

    With continued success in its gaming and online operations and the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) week, along with a steady year in racing, Churchill Downs Inc. reports record net revenues in 2013.

  • Emmett Park Moves into Risen Star Field

    Gore Range Stable's Emmett Park has joined the Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford (gr. II) field at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots as he drew in off the also-eligible list following the scratch of Bond Holder.

  • Split Decision in Instant Racing Ruling

    The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled the state's horse racing commission has the statutory authority to allow wagering on historical racing, but questions about taxation will require further action in circuit court.

  • The Fasig-Tipton January Mixed Sale.

    F-T Sale Concludes With Solid Numbers

    Led by the $360,000 paid by Gainesway for the 7-year-old mare Hidden Expression, Fasig-Tipton concluded its winter mixed sale Feb. 10 on a solid note, despite the formidable wintery conditions during the two-day sale.

  • Hidden Expression sold for $360,000 on Feb. 10.

    Hidden Expression Brings $360,000 at F-T

    Hidden Expression, a 7-year-old stakes-winning daughter of Yonaguska, was purchased by Gainesway for $360,000 to top the early portion of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale's second session Feb. 10.

  • Devious Intent, Hip 138, was today's sale topper.

    Devious Intent Tops F-T Winter Sale Session

    Devious Intent, who defeated multiple champion Groupie Doll last summer, brought a price of $350,000 from Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings to top the Feb. 9 opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale.