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The Envelope Please: Eclipse Awards Day

The Envelope Please: Eclipse Awards Day

One of the most hotly debated races for Horse of the Year honors in recent memory will conclude tonight, Monday, Jan. 17, with the announcement of whether it is finalist (in alphabetical order) Blame, Goldikova, or Zenyatt

Moss, Stall Weigh in on HOY Debate

Moss, Stall Weigh in on HOY Debate

Owner Jerry Moss and trainer Al Stall gave their final thoughts on the Horse of the Year debate during a National Thoroughbred Racing Association teleconference Jan. 13.

HRTV's Inside Information: Swale

HRTV's Inside Information: Swale

HRTV's Inside Information relays the compelling and tragic story of 1984 Kentucky Derby winner, Swale. For more of HRTV's Inside Information, visit HRTV.com.

Blame Points the Way in Huge Clark Verdict

Blame Points the Way in Huge Clark Verdict

Three-year-old Blame ensconced himself as a leading player in next year's national handicap picture when he seized the lead from fellow sophomore Misremembered at the eighth pole and held on for a neck victory in the $460,600 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. II) at Churchill Downs Nov. 27.

Koch to Retire as Claiborne's Farm Manager

Koch to Retire as Claiborne's Farm Manager

Gus Koch, the manager of the Hancock family's historic Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., will retire at the end of the Keeneland September yearling sale. He was named the Farm Manager of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club in 2004, and he is a past president of the organization.

Keeneland Reduces RNA Commission

Keeneland Reduces RNA Commission

Keeneland has reduced its sales commission on horses that fail to meet their reserves to 2.5%. The rate will be in effect for this year's September yearling and November breeding stock sales and the 2010 January horses of all ages sale.

Inside Track: Family, Farm Intertwined

Inside Track: Family, Farm Intertwined

With 14 Kentucky Derby winners and many successful stallions having stood at the nearly century-old farm, Claiborne is among the most influential Thoroughbred breeding operations in American history.

Two Elected to Jockey Club Board

Dell Hancock and D.G. Van Clief Jr. have been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the positions vacated by Donald R. Dizney and John C. Oxley at the expiration of their four-year terms of office.

Mahuba's Corner: Golden Doc A

Mahuba's Corner: Golden Doc A

MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
Golden Doc A is by Kentucky-bred Unusual Heat, a three-time stakes winner in Ireland. He is by Northern Dancer's champion son Nureyev, an excellent sire but not a horse with a great reputation as a sire of sires. Still, Nureyev's son Theatrical (IRE) has been a good stallion by almost anyone's standards, and other sons of Nureyev that have had some measure of success include Stravinsky, Fasliyev, and Soviet Star.

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