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Ramseys Win National Breeder, Owner Awards

Ramseys Win National Breeder, Owner Awards

Ken and Sarah Ramsey took home honors as national owner of the year and national breeder of the year for 2013 during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association National Awards Dinner in Lexington the evening of Sept. 5.

The Jockey Club Renames its Foundation

The Jockey Club Foundation, a charitable trust that assists individuals in the Thoroughbred community, announced it has has been renamed The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation, effective immediately.

Acoma Tries to Right the Ship in Cardinal H.

Acoma Tries to Right the Ship in Cardinal H.

On paper, it seems as though multiple graded stakes winner Acoma is moving in the wrong direction. The 4-year-old daughter of Empire Maker has been way off her game in her last two starts, finishing sixth and ninth, respectively, in the July 19 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) and Oct. 10 First Lady (gr. IT) at Keeneland.

Four Not Re-Elected to Cup Board

Four incumbents, including vice chairman Robert Clay, weren't re-elected to the Breeders' Cup's board of members and trustees.

Acoma is a Blue Hen in the Making

Acoma is a Blue Hen in the Making

MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter

No one has to look very deep in Acoma's pedigree to see broodmare potential in spades. Helen Alexander's and Helen Groves' daughter of Empire Maker recently won the Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) is now bucking for broodmare prospect of the year honors.

Acoma Gets Up Late to Win Dogwood

Acoma Gets Up Late to Win Dogwood

Acoma went from maiden to graded stakes winner in less than six weeks, as the 3-year-old Empire Maker filly took over inside the sixteenth-pole in the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) May 31 at Churchill Downs and went on to win by a half-length under Robby Albarado.

Helen Groves to Receive Award at TTA Banquet

Helen Groves, whose family owned King Ranch, will receive the T.I. "Pops" Harkins Award from the Texas Thoroughbred Association at the organizations 50th anniversary celebration and annual conference.

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