Kentucky

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

  • First Winners Reported for Cowboy Cal

    Cowboy Cal was represented by his first U.S. winner when in his second start Tachi captured a maiden special weight race at Indiana Downs Aug. 27.

  • Pants On Fire

    Pants On Fire Hopes to Stay Hot in Ack Ack

    After winning a graded stakes for the first time since 2011 in his previous start, Pants On Fire will try for two straight when he starts in the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) Sept. 7 at Churchill Downs.

  • Devious Intent wins the 2013 Gardenia.

    Total Handle Plummets at Ellis Park Meet

    Compared with 2012, average all-sources handle declined 17% at the recently completed Ellis Park summer meet, a decrease the track attributes to new competition and fewer off-track outlets in the state.

  • Gio Ponti Will Not Shuttle in 2013

    Three time champion in the U.S. and winner of seven grade I stakes, Castleton Lyons' stallion Gio Ponti will not shuttle to Australia's Arrowfield Stud for the 2013 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

  • Rachel Alexandra earned more than $3.5 million.

    KY Supreme Court Declines 'Rachel' Fee Case

    The Supreme Court of Kentucky has declined to review lower court rulings over the $25,000 awarded to Jerry Brown, who operates Thoro-Graph, for his advisory role in the sale of Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra.

  • Sea Bubble First Winner for U S Ranger

    Sea Bubble became the first winner for her sire U S Ranger when she captured a maiden special weight Aug. 24, the sixth race at Delaware Park.

  • Chenery Documentary Premiere in Lexington

    The documentary "Penny & Red: the Life of Secretariat's Owner," depicting the life of Penny Chenery, whose family's Meadow Stable bred and raced the great racehorse, will have its premiere Sept. 20 in Lexington.

  • Pensioned Stallion Home At Last Dies at 26

    Charles Nuckols III of Nuckols Farm near Midway, Ky., announced Aug. 21 the passing of pensioned sire Home At Last. The 26-year-old son of Quadratic died at the farm July 30 from the infirmities of old age.

  • Jimmy Creed

    Jimmy Creed Retired, to Stand at Spendthrift

    Top sprinter Jimmy Creed has been retired from racing and will stand stud in 2014 at his owner B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm. A grade I winner by Distorted Humor, he sustained a minor injury to a sesamoidean ligament.

  • Harlem Rocker Pensioned at Adena Springs

    Adena Springs announced Aug. 20 that 8-year-old homebred Harlem Rocker will not return to stud in 2013. The graded stakes winner stood his first and only season at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds.

  • Buzz Chace

    Agent Buzz Chace Dies at 72

    Highly respected bloodstock agent Baden P. "Buzz" Chace, 72, died Aug. 18 after a short battle with brain cancer. He had been diagnosed with cancer a month ago.

  • Uniform Drug Reform Discussed in Kentucky

    An initial introduction in Kentucky of the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program received raised eyebrows, but supporters of the changes are encouraged that the important racing state is giving the program consideration.

  • John C. Harris

    Harris, Lear, Polk New Jockey Club Stewards

    John C. Harris, William M. Lear Jr., and Dr. Hiram C. Polk Jr. have been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the expired positions of James C. Brady, William S. Farish, and Richard T. Santulli.

  • Chris Kay Elected to NTRA Board of Directors

    Chris Kay, chief executive officer and president, of the New York Racing Association, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  • Shug McGaughey

    McGaughey Named TCA's Honored Guest

    Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey has been named the honored guest at the 82nd Thoroughbred Club of America testimonial dinner. The event will be held in Lexington at Keeneland Sept. 29.

  • Groupie Doll

    Groupie Doll Headlines Gardenia Stakes

    The 32nd running of the $100,000 Gardenia Stakes (gr. III) at Ellis Park Aug. 10 will mark 2012 champion female sprinter Groupie Doll's 5-year-old debut.