Kentucky

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

  • 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.

  • Murty Brothers Plead Not Guilty to Charges

    Former international bloodstock agents Otis Wayne Murty and Anson Duane Murty have each pleaded not guilty to seven counts of second-degree animal cruelty after several neglected horses were found to be under their ownership.

  • Elaine Klein

    Owner Elaine Klein Dies

    Elaine Klein, who had great success racing and breeding horses with her husband, Bertram, and son, Richard, died July 31 after a battle with cancer.

  • Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

    Lukas, Richardson Appointed to KHRC

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas and physician J. David Richardson have been appointed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission by Gov. Steve Beshear. Both terms are scheduled to expire July 1, 2016.

  • Turfway Park

    Turfway to Host Problem Gambling Training

    Turfway Park, in cooperation with the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling, will host one of five training sessions across the state to help health professionals and racetrack personnel recognize problem gamblers.

  • Champion Sea the Stars Gets First Winner

    First crop sire Sea the Stars, a dual Cartier Award winner and six-time group I victor in 2009, was represented by his first winner when Stars Over the Sea posted a victory at Ayr Racecourse in England July 22.

  • Kentucky Approves 'Rapid Response' Protocol

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a pair of recommendations from the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council July 17, including a "Rapid Response" protocol to examine emerging illegal drugs.

  • WinStar Offers Saratoga Challenge

    WinStar Farm's Stablemates program offers first annual Saratoga Challenge. Participants must predict the leading sires, trainer, jockey and freshman sire of the meet to win prizes.

  • Sign winning the 2012 Pocahontas Stakes.

    Sign Reinstated as 2012 Pocahontas Winner

    The 2012 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) win by Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's filly Sign was reinstated following a settlement announced July 17 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • Hopewell Farm was auctioned off in three tracts July 16.

    Hopewell Farm Sold at Auction

    Hopewell Farm's 584 acres at the corner of Pisgah and Old Frankfort Pikes near Midway, Ky., were sold at auction July 15, with PNC Bank buying the two largest tracts and a local doctor purchasing 42.27 acres.

  • Starship Truffles sold for $1 million dollars.

    Strong Interest for Horses of Racing Age Sale

    While Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July started the yearling season on a strong note in its usual position of late, horses of racing age also turned plenty of heads at the first ever Fasig-Tipton summer horses of racing age sale.

  • Holiday Soiree Brings $370,000 at F-T

    Holiday Soiree, a grade I-placed daughter of Harlan's Holiday, got the July 15 Fasig-Tipton summer horses of racing age sale off to a good start when she fetched $370,000 from John Greathouse of Glencrest Farm.

  • Hip 191, by Bellamy Road out of Affirmed Dancer sold for $420,000.

    Pope Goes to $420,000 for Bellamy Road Colt

    Mandy Pope, who made a splash with major broodmare purchases late last year, went to $420,000 to land a Bellamy Road colt Monday, July 15 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.

  • Harlan's Holiday Filly Sells for $270,000

    A gray or roan filly by Harlan's Holiday (hip #107) sold for $270,000 July 15 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale. Ernie D. Semersky signed the ticket on the filly who was consigned by Select Sales, agent.

  • Pulpit Filly Goes to Wests for $250,000

    Currently campaigning a pair of graded stakes winners by the late sire Pulpit, Gary and Mary West landed a yearling from his second-last crop Monday, July 15 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.

  • Hip 51, a filly by Desert Party out of Lil Cozette sold for $460,000.

    Rea Lands Desert Party Filly for $460,000

    Nat Rea's Regis Farms struck early at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale by landing a Desert Party filly for $460,000, through noon July 15 the highest-priced yearling at the sale and highest since 2006.