One of the favorite memories evoked around bucolic Mill Ridge Farm is the tale of Begum, a daughter from the first crop of the legendary Alydar who was given a chance by the farm's founder Alice Chandler to overcome odds previously not tackled.
The year 2016 marks the centennial of the publication that proved to be the predecessor of Blood-Horse. Through the year we will publish frequent articles reflecting upon our history and progress.
Successfully rehabbed after a 15-month break for a bowed tendon, 30-1 shot Keep Up defeated multiple graded stakes winner Boisterous by a half-length Nov. 25 in the River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.
It was a long wait but deceased stallion Gone West came through with his 100th stakes winner Jan. 13 when Treble Jig captured the Jebel Ali Stakes at Jebel Ali Racecourse.
Bayne Welker will join Fasig-Tipton's management team as an account executive early next year. He has been the director of public sales and stallion marketing at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington for nine years. He also is the president of the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association.
Day-to-day operations at Mill Ridge Farm will be handled in the future by Headley Bell, son of the Lexington-based farm owner Alice Headley Chandler, who operates the farm with her husband John.
Alma Haggin, wife of former Keeneland president Louis Lee Haggin II and the creator of Keeneland's distinctive ambiance, died Jan. 23.
Breeders' Cup Limited has mailed ballots to current Breeders' Cup foal and stallion nominators for the election of 13 individuals to its Board of Trustees and Members.
Nicosia, Alice Chandler's mare of 34 years, was euthanized last week at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington.
- By Ray Paulick
Keeneland president Nick Nicholson called Alice Headley Chandler "a leader in an industry that desperately needs leadership" in his introductory remarks describing the honor guest at the Thoroughbred Club of America's 74th annual testimonial dinner.
The Thoroughbred Club of America announced Tuesday that Alice Chandler has been elected by its board of directors as Honor Guest for the Club's annual Testimonial Dinner. The event will be held at Keeneland Race Course Nov. 5.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick - It's been a long time coming for Alice Chandler, who took the reins at Mill Ridge Farm in 1962 after the death of her father, legendary horseman Hal Price Headley.
Gone West, who stood the past six seasons at $125,000, will stand in 2005 for $150,000.
Keeper Hill, winner of the 1998 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), delivered her first foal Thursday morning. The foal, a colt by Gone West was delivered at Dr. John and Alice Chandler's Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington.
- By Tom LaMarra
Though the Kentucky Racing Commission has been abolished and replaced by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council apparently remains in place--but not necessarily intact.
Gone West, whose yearling filly out of Touch of Greatness brought the top price of $3.8 million at the Keeneland September sale, will stand once again for $125,000.
Breeders' Cup Ltd. elected 13 members to its board of directors through the proportional shareholder voting system by Breeders' Cup foal and stallion nominators.
Anees, champion 2-year-old male of 1999 who is standing his third season at stud at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, fractured his left front leg in a paddock accident
Starine, who scored a surprise victory in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) , is headed to Kentucky. She is scheduled to be auctioned during Keeneland's November breeding stock sale.
As the Keeneland September yearling sale approached, consignors were steeling themselves for a significant downturn in prices.
As the owner of The Thoroughbred Corporation, Prince Ahmed Salman had dealings with many within the North American Thoroughbred industry. Those who worked with him remember him as an enthusiastic and passionate fan of horse racing.
Excerpt for Women in Racing for week of Sept. 22.
With Keeneland's decision to postpone the second day of the September yearling sale due to the apparent terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., many buyers and sellers were left in limbo. One thing was certain: horses and the sales were secondary.
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