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

  • Amy Bunt to Select Sales Agency

    Bunt joins Select Sales after working as the membership and education coordinator for the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) and as the sales coordinator for VanMeter Sales.

  • Dullahan

    Grade I Winner Dullahan Retired Due to Injury

    Donegal Racing confirmed Oct. 14 the retirement of multiple grade I winner Dullahan, due to a tendon injury sustained after the colt's last start in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 25.

  • Kitten's Dumplings comes home strong to win the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2828359755&k=D8SP3kf">Order This Photo</a>

    Kitten's Dumplings Quirky Winner of QEII

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten's Dumplings proved a quirky winner of the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup over 8-5 favorite Alterite at Keeneland Oct. 12 to pick up her first grade I victory.

  • War Front

    War Front's Stud Fee Increased to $150,000

    Claiborne Farm announced its 2014 stud fees Oct. 9. Two stallions' fees have risen: War Front's fee has increased to $150,000 from his 2013 fee of $80,000; and First Samurai will stand for $15,000 next year, up from $10,000

  • Kitten Kaboodle and Alan Garcia roll to victory in the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes.

    Kitten Kaboodle Skims to Jessamine Win

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten Kaboodle took the rail trip to victory in the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland Oct. 9, earning a berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).

  • Kentucky Trainer Gorder Suspended 20 Days

    Kentucky-based trainer Kellyn Gorder has been suspended 20 days and fined $500 by stewards after a horse he trained tested positive for the bronchodilator clenbuterol following a victory Aug. 10 at Ellis Park.

  • Garden City winner Alterite heads a field of nine in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.
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    Alterite Heads Loaded Lineup for QE II Cup

    Alterite, a 1 1/2-length winner of the Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) in her North American debut last month, heads a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered for the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT).

  • Lexington Veterinarian Peter Pryor Dies

    Dr. Peter Pryor, who worked at a veterinarian for more than 30 years at Lane's End, died Sept. 28. He was 58. In his Lexington practice, Pryor specialized in lameness and orthopedics in horses.

  • Taxman Cometh for ADW Companies?

    Regulators who believe advance deposit wagering companies are not paying their fair share to the industry squared off against ADW reps who noted that added taxation could slow the success of a growing portion of the industry.

  • Hansen

    Champion Hansen Sold to South Korea

    Hansen, the 2-year-old champion of 2011 and winner of that year's Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been sold to South Korea, former owner Kendall Hansen confirmed Oct. 8.

  • Keeneland Secures Simulcast Production Award

    Keeneland secured its sixth Simulcast Award for production excellence Oct. 8 at the International Simulcast Conference in Lexington. Keeneland director of broadcast services G. D. Hieronymous accepted the award.

  • What's Wrong With This (Racing) Picture?

    Horse racing's decades-old video production of live racing through the pan shot was panned, and otherwise described as unimaginative when compared with other sporting events, during an industry conference Oct. 8.

  • Game On Dude

    Game On Dude Heads BC Classic Drills

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contenders livened up the worktabs at Santa Anita Park and Churchill Downs Oct. 8, as Game On Dude cruised around his California base and Fort Larned and Will Take Charge drilled in Kentucky.

  • Secret Union was the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed and horses of racing age sale topper.

    Secret Union Tops F-T Saratoga Sale

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey, the runaway leading owners in North America, purchased stakes-placed Secret Union for $150,000 to top the Oct. 7 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed and horses of racing age sale.

  • Panel: Transform On-Site Racing Experience

    Upgrading the on-site customer experience, be it for live horse racing or full-card simulcasts, is critical to the growth of the business, panelists said Oct. 7 on the first day of the International Simulcast Conference.

  • Kentucky Downs

    KHRC Panel Defers Action on Some 2014 Dates

    A panel of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has deferred action on 2014 racing dates for Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs to give those two tracks an opportunity to work out overlapping requests for three dates.

  • Poker Player in the Bourbon Stakes.
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    Catalano Reveals Breeders' Cup Plans

    Trainer Wayne Catalano was doing a little advance planning the morning of Oct. 7, both in the short term for the Keeneland meet and for a few weeks down the road at the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita.

  • My Conquestadory in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes.
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    My Conquestadory's Dam to Fasig-Tipton Sale

    Fasig-Tipton announced Oct. 7 that Golden Artemis, the dam of impressive Darley Alcibiades (gr. I) winner My Conquestadory, will be offered at Fasig-Tipton's November Sale, along with her weanling filly by Desert Party.

  • Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson

    RTCA to Honor Whitney, Hendrickson

    Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson will receive the community service award at Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Award Luncheon Oct. 31, 2013 at The Derby Restaurant in Arcadia, Calif.

  • Emollient wins the Spinster Stakes.
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    Emollient Rolls Last-to-First in Spinster

    A smashing winner of the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) this spring, favored Emollient returned to Keeneland Oct. 6 to capture the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) in another dazzling effort.

  • Groupie Doll at Keeneland 10/5/2013.

    Wise Dan, Groupie Doll Remain Bound for Cup

    Both Wise Dan and Groupie Doll, who led the list of notable upsets nationwide in major stakes tests Oct. 5, remain on target for their respective dates in the Breeders' Cup World Championships, according to their trainers.

  • Silver Max gets the jump on the rest to win the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2812481025&k=87QP2Bs">Order This Photo</a>

    Silver Max Snaps Wise Dan's 9-Race Win Streak

    Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan saw his nine-race win streak come to an end Oct. 5 at Keeneland when Silver Max delivered a front-running score in the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. II), which was moved to the main track.

  • Judy the Beauty flies by pacesetter Gypsy Robin to win Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2812331826&k=pMWZTNw">Order This Photo</a>

    Judy a Beauty in TCA Win; Groupie Doll Third

    Wesley Ward's Judy the Beauty cruises past Gypsy Robin and champion Groupie Doll to win the Oct. 5 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland. The daughter of Ghostzapper gets the six furlongs in 1:09.23.

  • Sum of the Parts delivers a repeat performance in the Phoenix Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2810624366&k=nTmj3Cb">Order This Photo</a>

    Sum of the Parts Adds Repeat Phoenix Win

    Sum of the Parts popped the gate and never looked back en route to a repeat victory in the $200,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. III), posting his first win of the season on opening day at Keeneland Oct. 4.

  • Status Quo for 2014 Kentucky Dates Requests

    As a result of Turfway's decision not to seek September dates, the 2014 calendar requests filed by Kentucky's Thoroughbred tracks maintain the status quo of 2013, with 193 total days of racing and 13 optional dates requests.