Keyword: Kentucky Horse Park

  • TOBA Honors Stronach and the Melnyks

    Frank Stronach of Adena Springs and Eugene and Laura Melnyk were the big winners during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's national awards dinner Friday night at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington.

  • Central Kentucky-Based Equine Groups Organize Katrina Relief Effort

    The National Horse Center, which is a collection of two dozen national and regional equine organizations located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., together with the park are sending out a plea for items to help the horses and horsemen who are victims of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Donates $250,000 for Therapeutic Riding Facility

    Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. has awarded $250,000 to Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH) as a lead donation toward a new indoor therapeutic riding facility at the Kentucky Horse Park. The new facility will allow CKRH to expand the services it provides and increase the number of mentally and physically disabled persons they are able to serve.

  • McCarron Chooses TRF Retirees for Racing Academy

    Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron has entered into an agreement with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation to supply horses for the North American Racing Academy, a riding school McCarron plans to open later this year.

  • Equine Industry Vision Award Honors Gaines

    Breeders' Cup founder John R. Gaines was posthumously honored as this year's Equine Industry Vision Award recipient by Pfizer Animal Health and American Horse Publications at a June 10 ceremonial breakfast held during the AHP Horse By Northwest Seminar in Seattle.

  • Estrapade Tribute Set For April 25

    Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement facility based at Hurstland Farm near Midway, Ky., will host a tribute to the mare Estrapade at the farm April 25 at 1 p.m. ET.

  • Jockey Chris McCarron among guests at John Henry's 30th birthday celebration.

    Fans Celebrate John Henry's 30th Birthday

    A crowd of more than 200 fans and friends of John Henry gathered Wednesday afternoon to wish the five-time Eclipse Award winner a happy 30th birthday at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington.

  • Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy Raises Nearly $80,000 at First Fundraiser

    Through the efforts of more than 250 supporters, Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy raised $79,700 at "Call to the Post," its first major fundraising event Sept. 17 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The funds will be used to further the ministry of Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy, a division of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America.

  • Kentucky Horse Park, Georgetown College Partner on Equine Program

    The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. has entered into a partnership with nearby Georgetown College in an effort to provide what is described as "an exceptional learning experience" for students enrolled in the school's newly designed Equine Scholars Program.

  • KEEP Board to Ultimately Decide Gaming Position

    The Kentucky Equine Education Project, which is yet to devise a legislative agenda, will let its still-evolving board of directors decide whether alternative gaming will be on its wish list, a representative said Sept. 8 during a meeting of the state Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Penny Chenery, who owned Secretariat, watches as a statue of Big Red is unloaded at the Kentucky Horse Park on Wednesday.

    Statue Unveiling Highlight of 'Secretariat Celebration'

    A statue immortalizing Triple Crown winner Secretariat will be unveiled at the Kentucky Horse Park July 17 as part of a two-day celebration designed to pay tribute to the legacy of the horse known as "Big Red."

  • Kentucky to Bid for World Equestrian Games

    Gov. Ernie Fletcher announced July 8 that Kentucky, on behalf of the United States, will submit a formal bid to the International Equestrian Federation to host the 2010 World Equestrian Games.

  • Horse Park to Unveil Secretariat Statue July 17

    The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington will dedicate a statue of 1973 Triple Crown champion Secretariat on July 17. The unveiling is part of a two-day celebration designed to allow the horse-loving community to pay tribute to the legacy of the horse known fondly as "Big Red."

  • KEEP chairman Brereton C. Jones.

    KEEP Meeting Draws Strong Horse Industry Response

    In a strong display of solidarity, more than 600 members of the horse industry packed the visitors' center at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington May 26 for the first town hall meeting held by the Kentucky Equine Education Project. Several participants said they were blown away by the turnout.

  • KEEP Schedules First Town Hall Meeting

    The organization formed to educate the public and legislators on the importance of the horse industry to the Kentucky economy has scheduled its first town hall meeting. The group also has changed its name once again.

  • TRF Names Winters as Operations Director

    Fred Winters, former president of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club, a longtime farm manager at several prominent Lexington-area farms and a partner in Equine Farm Management Inc., was named the Director of Operations of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Jan. 23.

  • No Horse Park for Kona Gold, Headley Says

    Champion sprinter Kona Gold, who was retired after a fifth-place finish in the July 26 Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar, will not be sent to the Kentucky Horse Park to join the Hall of Champions there, trainer Bruce Headley said.

  • Kona Gold, could join John Henry and others at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Discussions Underway to Send Kona Gold to Kentucky Horse Park

    Discussions are underway to send champion Kona Gold to the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions. The 9-year-old gelding was retired following a fifth-place finish in the July 26 Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar.

  • Here and There

    Chi-Town Challenge renewed...Kentucky Horse Park moves to summer hours...Seating for Lone Star Park's season available...NARHA elects new president...Maker's Mark sponsors Lane's End Stakes VIP tent.

  • Here and There

    Rich Wilcke leads Equine Association Management Clinic...Thistledown customer appreciation day is Dec. 21...TVG broadcasts Los Alamitos Million Futurity.

  • Here and There

    Maryland Horsemen announce award winners...Ky. Farm Managers honor Tom Evans...Finger Lakes names Running Tiger horse of the year...LSU holds annual AI workshop...TVG covers Texas Classic Futurity...Arlington Million seats already available.

  • Finding Alternatives

    <i> By Reiley McDonald </i> -- Despite the growing number of retirement facilities for Thoroughbreds, space is limited and only a small percentage that need help are accommodated.

  • Here and There

    Davy Jones at the High Hope Steeplechase this weekend...Belmont Stakes Festival underway...Horses of the Civil War to open at the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • Here and There

    News, notes, and happenings around the Thoroughbred world.

  • Here and There

    News, notes, and happenings around the Thoroughbred world.

  • The Horse Hosts Free Foot and Mouth Seminar

    <i>The Horse </i> magazine will conduct a free seminar for horse owners and industry professionals addressing EPM, West Nile, and Foot and Mouth disease concerns. The April 27 event at the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor's Information Center coincides with the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event at the same location. Speakers will include Dr. Bill Saville, of The Ohio State University, and Dr. Peter Timoney, of the Gluck Equine Research Center, in Lexington.