Kentucky

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

  • Malibu Moon's 2014 Fee Set at $95,000

    B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farms announced its 2014 stud fees for 21 stallions both Kentucky-based and regional, led again by leading sire Malibu Moon whose fee jumped from $70,000 to $95,000 stands and nurses.

  • Notice to The Blood-Horse Subscribers

    Several companies have been sending out unauthorized renewal forms to The Blood-Horse magazine subscribers. Please do not respond to these fraudulent offers.

  • Longshot Delivers Trainer Reed Win 1,000

    Kentucky-based trainer Eric Reed secured the 1,000th victory of his career Sunday, Oct. 27 when Itsyesornoihavtogo scored an upset victory in the first race at Hawthorne Race Course.

  • Fort Larned won the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Classic/26128658_j8xsjs#!i=2325558744&k=khNd7p5">Order This Photo</a>

    Fort Larned Works Five Furlongs at Churchill

    Janis Whitham's Fort Larned completed serious preparation for this week's bid for consecutive victories in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park with a five-furlong workout Oct. 28 at Churchill Downs.

  • Rosie Napravnik

    Napravnik 'Body Sore' from Churchill Spill

    Jockey Rosie Napravnik was unseated from her mount Be Nice or Leave prior to the seventh race at Churchill Downs Oct. 27. The jockey is reportedly body sore with no broken bones and should be back in the saddle Oct. 30.

  • Sum of the Parts<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>

    Breeders' Cup Contenders Breeze at Keeneland

    Two-time Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (gr. III) winner Sum of the Parts and Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) runner-up Smarty's Echo tuned up for their Breeders' Cup dates with breezes over the Keeneland Polytrack Oct. 26.

  • Wise Dan<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2455124315&k=fpGQXZt">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Stretches His Legs at Keeneland

    Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan put in a strong gallop early the morning of Oct. 26 on the main track as the Keeneland phase of his preparations for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) nears completion.

  • Oxbow won the 2013 Preakness. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-138/29423277_98XmS6#!i=2519582770&k=t2VnCcN">Order This Photo</a>

    Classic Winner Oxbow to Taylor Made Stallions

    Calumet Farm's Oxbow, winner of this year's Preakness Stakes (gr. I), has been retired and will begin his stud career at Taylor Made Stallions in Central Kentucky. The son of Awesome Again will stand for $20,000.

  • Split Decision in Veitch/Life At Ten Case

    The Kentucky Court of Appeals has issued a mixed ruling in the John Veitch/Life At Ten case and has ordered reconsideration of the one-year suspension handed the former chief steward for horse racing in the Bluegrass state.

  • Churchill to Add Jackpot-Type Wager

    Churchill Downs will debut a 50-cent "Single 6 Jackpot," a multi-race wager with a big-payout dynamic, when racing returns to the Louisville racetrack for its 25-day fall meet Oct. 27.

  • Sycamore Stakes Loses Grade for 2013

    After reviewing the Sycamore Stakes contested Oct. 17 at Keeneland, the American Graded Stakes Committee has decided not to reinstate the grade III status of the scheduled turf race that was moved to main track.

  • Willcox Inn faces 8 in the Hagyard Fayette Stakes.

    New Millionaire Willcox Inn to Target Fayette

    New millionaire Willcox Inn will try to score a victory in his second start at the current Keeneland fall meet when he faces an expected field of eight other starters in the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II) Oct. 26.

  • Hip 760, a Smart Strike filly, was purchased for $800,000 on October 23.

    Smart Strike Filly New F-T Sale Topper

    A Smart Strike filly consigned by Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency was purchased by Torrealba Holdings for $800,000 to become the new sale topper at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale.

  • Churchill Downs will race 77 days in 2014.

    2014 Kentucky Racing Dates Approved

    After Kentucky Downs conceded on one date that would have conflicted with Churchill Downs in September, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a 2014 dates schedule that follows the dates raced in 2013.

  • Fort Larned

    Fort Larned Sharp in Breeders' Cup Work

    Defending Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Fort Larned worked at Churchill Downs on Oct. 22 while fellow Classic contender Game On Dude and Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) runner Beholder breezed at Santa Anita Park.

  • Hero of Order

    Hero of Order to Stand at Raut Farm

    Longshot 2012 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Hero of Order will enter stud in 2014 at Gennadi and Irina Dorochenko's Raut Farm near Paris, Ky., for a $3,000 fee.

  • Hip No. 408, colt by Dynaformer.

    Dynaformer Era Comes to an End at F-T Sale

    When Hip 408 went through the sales ring on the second day of the Fasig-Tipton fall yearling sale, it marked the end of an era as the colt is believed to be the final yearling sired by the late Dynaformer sold at auction.

  • Hip 384 by Distorted Humor sold for $500,000.

    Distorted Humor Colt Brings $500,000 at F-T

    A striking Distorted Humor colt (Hip 384) consigned by Hill 'n' Dale Sales brought a $500,000 bid from trainer Mark Casse on behalf of Conquest Stables early on the Oct. 22 second day of the Fasig-Tipton fall yearling sale.

  • Hip 278, by Harlan's Holiday, sold for $250,000.

    Harlan's Holiday Colt Brings $250,000 at F-T

    A Harlan's Holiday colt from the family of two-time Japanese champion Hishi Akebono brought $250,000 to lead the first session of the Fasig-Tipton October sale.

  • Crestwood Farm

    Crestwood Farm to Stand Bullet Train

    Bullet Train, the British-bred son of Sadler's Wells--Kind, by Danehill and half brother to world champion Frankel, will stand the 2014 breeding season at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm near Lexington.

  • Preferential wins the Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes.

    Preferential Squeezes Out Dowager Victory

    Preferential, a disappointment for Juddmonte Farms since her arrival in the United States this spring, registered her first stateside victory in the $125,000 Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes Oct. 20 on the Keeneland turf.

  • Overheard rolls to victory in the Pin Oak Valley View Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2842682080&k=gXZhM96">Order This Photo</a>

    Overheard Goes Overland to Take Valley View

    Canadian shipper Overheard, sweeping to the lead in deep stretch, captured the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT) while racing in the colors of the race's sponsor, Pin Oak Stable, on turf Oct. 18 at Keeneland.

  • Wise Dan<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Mile/26128708_Rzcb63#!i=2194074935&k=B6qvjwC">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan, Groupie Doll Drill For BC Starts

    Defending Horse of the Year Wise Dan, champion female sprinter Groupie Doll, and 3-year-old Will Take Charge were on the Oct. 18 worktab in Kentucky, gearing up for runs in the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Najjaar won the 2013 Sycamore Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2840528077&k=NM9JPMh">Order This Photo</a>

    Najjaar Takes Down Sycamore Stakes

    Shadwell Stables' Najjaar returned to Polytrack for the first time since his 2-year-old season and handled the switch with success Oct. 17, taking an off-the-turf edition of the $100,000 Sycamore Stakes.