Kentucky

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

  • Wise Dan

    Wise Dan Again Heads Male Turf Division

    A steady campaign placed Wise Dan squarely at the top of the Male Turf Horse category for the Eclipse Awards, an honor he won last season when sweeping Horse of the Year and Older Horse.

  • Sponsors Tout Aspects of Kentucky Casino Bill

    Casinos at five racetracks in Kentucky would generate about $86 million a year for the horse industry, a sponsor of expanded gambling legislation told the House Licensing and Occupations Committee Jan. 15.

  • Keeneland

    Keeneland Schedules 16 Stakes for Spring

    Sixteen stakes worth a total of $3.725 million, boosted by purse increases for the Beaumont Presented by Keeneland Select (gr. II) and Elkhorn (gr. IIT), headline Keeneland's 2014 spring race meet, to be held April 4-25.

  • Ria Antonia (left) and She's a Tiger finished together in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

    2-Year-Old Filly Division a Photo Finish

    The two leading candidates in the 2-year-old filly category -- Ria Antonia and She's a Tiger -- could only be separated by a photo finish themselves in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, and the order of finish was reversed.

  • Ramsey Farm

    Ramseys, Adena Vie for Breeder Eclipse

    Frank Stronach's Adena Springs, an eight-time Eclipse Award winner for outstanding breeder, is in a neck-and-neck battle with Ken and Sarah Ramsey for the trophy for 2013, with Wise Dan making Morton Fink a contender.

  • Sarah and Ken Ramsey

    Ramseys Lead Field for Outstanding Owners

    Behind 43 stakes wins, 17 of them graded, Ken and Sarah Ramsey set the bar high for owners in 2013, and are favored to win the Eclipse Award for outstanding owner of fellow finalists Juddmonte Farms and Midwest Thoroughbreds.

  • Tapizar Sires First Foals

    Tapizar, winner of the 2012 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), sired his first two reported foals when both a colt and filly were born on Jan. 6.

  • Baker is New Surgeon at Hagyard

    Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, announced that Dr. William True Baker joined the practice as a surgeon at the Davidson Surgery Center, effective Jan. 1.

  • First Foal by Jersey Town Reported Jan. 10

    Jersey Town, a grade I-winning miler by leading sire Speightstown, sired his first reported foal when a filly was born Jan. 10 at Pennland Farm in Paris, Ky.

  • Stay Thirsty

    Stay Thirsty Sires First Foal

    Dual grade I winner Stay Thirsty sired his first reported foal, a colt born Jan. 8 at Coolmore's Creekview Farm near Paris, Ky. The colt is out of the Giant's Causeway mare Opulence.

  • Sarah and Ken Ramsey

    Ramseys Top 2013 Earnings List as Breeders

    Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey topped the individual breeders list in North America in 2013 with $12,175,837 in earnings, according to statistics released Jan. 9 by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc.

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    Grass Champion Sunshine Forever Dies

    Champion grass horse Sunshine Forever died Jan. 7 at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm near Georgetown, Ky. A necropsy will be performed to determine the cause of the 29-year-old stallion's death.

  • Ponche de Leona brought $775,000 at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale on Jan 7.

    Mucho Macho Man's Dam Tops at Keeneland

    Ponche de Leona, the dam of 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man, was purchased by Brushwood Stable for $775,000 to become the new sale-topper at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

  • Life Happened, the dam of grade II winner Vyjack, was purchased for $750,000 on Jan. 6.

    Vyjack's Dam Sells for $750,000 at Keeneland

    Life Happened, the dam of grade II winner Vyjack, was purchased by Solis/Litt for $750,000 as the top-priced offering early during the Jan. 6 first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

  • Castleton Lyons Sets Open House Jan. 4-9

    Castleton Lyons is welcoming visitors without appointment to inspect the Lexington farm's stallions Jan. 4-9 from noon to 3 p.m. each day, including the newest addition to its roster, Justin Phillip.

  • McGee, Hersh Earn Eclipse Writing Awards

    Kentucky-based turf writer Marty McGee is the winner of the 2013 Media Eclipse Award in the feature/commentary writing division, and Chicago-based Marcus Hersh landed the Eclipse in the news/enterprise category.