The Kentucky Horse Park, along with state and local officials, today launched a season-long celebration honoring the 100th birthday of Thoroughbred legend, Man o’ War, who was foaled on March 29, 1917.
As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Man o' War, we look back at his career and life.
The Kentucky Horse Park Commission voted Jan. 13 to withdraw from consideration for hosting the ninth International Federation for Equestrian Sports World Equestrian Games, to be held in 2022.
John A. Bell III established a legacy of integrity
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) announced that it will be holding the inaugural T.I.P. Championships on Sunday, September 10, 2017, in the Rolex Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.
The inaugural Rood & Riddle Comeback Award was presented to champion Wise Dan July 30 during Hats Off Day at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.
Officials from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture say they've found at least temporary homes for 15 of the 43 horses declared abandoned last month at a Mercer County farm and are working to find homes for the 28 horses that remain.
Tickets are $10 per day or $25 for the event held Oct. 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park, and include access to seminars, competition, demonstrations, and the finale.
Funny Cide, winner of the 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I) and now a resident at the Kentucky Horse Park Hall of Champions, will visit Turfway Park April 2 as part of the Spiral Stakes (gr. III) program.
Retired Racehorse Project announced it has received applications from 488 trainers for 741 horses for the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover that will take place Oct. 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington.
Organizers of the TCA Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, held at the Kentucky Horse Park Oct. 23-25, called the event a success.
The Kentucky Horse Park will unveil a memorial statue dedicated to the great Thoroughbred champion Cigar at 3 p.m. EDT Oct. 27.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Breeders' Cup, Horse Health, Kentucky, Off Track Thoroughbreds, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
The Retired Racehorse Project and Thoroughbred Charities of America jointly announced July 7 that TCA will be title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium Oct. 23-25 at Kentucky Horse Park.
The Kentucky Horse Park announced July 2 it will soon be transitioning almost 30 miles of its white plank fencing to black fencing.
The Makers Mark Secretariat Center is holding a "Sips 'n Saddles" cookout fundraiser June 19 at its location on the grounds of Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington.
The former equine facility for Dinwiddie Lampton Jr. will be auctioned June 11. The 82-acre site is on Newtown Pike north of Lexington near the Kentucky Horse Park.
Kentucky Horse Park Museum Director Bill Cooke expands on the historical significance and dominance of Calumet Farm and talks about their trophy collection on display at the Kentucky Horse Park. watch video
Kentucky Horse Park Museum Director Bill Cooke expands on the historical significance and dominance of Calumet Farm and talks about their trophy collection on display at the Kentucky Horse Park. Read more on the history of Calumet in our online feature Calumet Farm: The Rebirth of a Legend.
The Kentucky Horse Park has commissioned artist Douwe Blumberg to sculpt a depiction of Thoroughbred Cigar to honor the champion who died Oct. 7 at age 24.
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, the nonprofit that offers equine-assisted therapies and activities to Central Kentuckians, will receive $65,000 from an anonymous supporter.
Retired Racehorse Project to raise its stature by holding its marquee event in Kentucky. read blog
23-year-old Go for Gin is the oldest living Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner based in North America.
A public memorial service for Thoroughbred champion Cigar was held Nov. 14 at the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions. Cigar, who resided at the horse park for about 15 years, died Oct. 7 at age 24.
Wes Lanter, one of Cigar's handlers, talks about the champion during a memorial service at the Kentucky Horse Park on Nov. 14, 2014. Watch Video
Wes Lanter, one of Cigar's handlers, talks about the champion during a memorial service at the Kentucky Horse Park on Nov. 14, 2014.
A public memorial service for Thoroughbred champion Cigar will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. EST. Cigar died Oct. 7 at age 24.
Racing Hall of Fame member Cigar, whose 16-race win streak from 1994-96 included victories in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), died at age 24 Oct. 7 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.
Eleven years after Funny Cide's Triple Crown attempt was spoiled by Empire Maker, he and his connections are still a hot item. Catch up with the New York-bred gelding with a day in his life at the Kentucky Horse Park. watch video
The Blood-Horse visits with 1994 Kentucky Derby Winner Go for Gin at his home in the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park. Wes Lanter provides Go For Gin's story. Read more in the April 26, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. View Go for Gin Slideshow
The Thoroughbred Horse Show Association will host its third annual show on Sunday, May 4 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Proceeds from this year's renewal will go to the Kentucky divisions of CANTER and ReRun.
John Nicholson, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park since June 1, 1997, announced his retirement effective April 30.
Horses and Hope, an initiative that works within the equine industry to educate, promote awareness of, and raise funds for detection and treatment of breast cancer, has two upcoming events.
New York-bred Funny Cide, who won the 2003 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will celebrate the 10th anniversary of those classic victories Aug. 4 at Saratoga Race Course.
Hall of Fame jockeys Pat Day and Chris McCarron are among those scheduled to participate in the inaugural "Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning Event" at the Kentucky Horse Park's Covered Arena.
The High Hope Steeplechase, which was scheduled for May 19 at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington, has been canceled, event directors said.
The Thoroughbred Horse Show Association is taking entries for its second spring event April 14 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.
Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day and the Rood and Riddle $50,000 Kentucky Grand Prix will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington Saturday, Aug. 4.
Rapid Redux, winner of 22 straight races from December 2010 through early this year to set the North American record for most consecutive victories, has been retired.
The Kentucky Horse Park is offering free gelding surgeries (with a $20 registration fee) on Saturday, March 10.
As retirement looms for Rapid Redux, the trainer of the horse that tied Citation's modern day record for most wins in a year is seeking a retirement home for the 5-year-old gelding.
Kentucky Derby winner Go for Gin has arrived at the Kentucky Horse Park where he will reside in the Hall of Champions alongside fellow Derby winner Funny Cide, two-time Breeders' Cup winner Da Hoss, and superstar Cigar.
Steve Haskin revisits Blind Luck and Invisible Ink and other stories. read blog
After a one year hiatus to make room for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the 44th High Hope Steeplechase will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park on Sunday, May 22.
Beyond the Blinkers meets Ron Turcotte, jockey of Secretariat, at the Kentucky Horse Park. Read Blog
- By Jon White
Jon White remembers John Henry, 25 years after his retirement. Read Blog
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr looks at the New Vocations Thoroughbred hunter division of the Country Heir Horse Show held at the Ky Horse Park on June 17-18. Read Blog
The Kentucky Horse Park has undergone a major renovation as it prepares for its biggest hour yet. Watch Video
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is partnering with the hunter/jumper shows at the Kentucky Horse Park to offer special Thoroughbred-only classes this summer.
Kentucky could realize a $167 million economic benefit from the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, a significant increase from early projections of $150 million, organizers said.
Kona Gold, a resident of the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park, was euthanized Sept. 25 after a paddock accident. The 15-year-old gelding had resided at the park since November 2007.
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