Keyword: Kentucky

  • Touch Gold winning the Belmont Stakes.
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    Touch Gold Pensioned, to Old Friends

    Touch Gold, who denied Silver Charm the Triple Crown in the 1997 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has been pensioned from stud duty and will live in retirement at Old Friends retirement facility near Georgetown, Ky.

  • John Galbreath leads Chateaugay to the Kentucky Derby winner's circle.

    The Enduring Legacy of Darby Dan Farm

    A new partnership called Darby Dan Farm Racing resurrected the famous Darby Dan silks for a colt named Manitoulin, a son of Soaring Softly, who finished fifth in his maiden special weight debut Nov. 22.

  • Tonalist
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    Tonalist Retired to Lane's End

    Four-time grade I winner Tonalist has been retired to Lane's End Farm, according to a Dec. 9 release. The son of Tapit will stand the 2016 season for an advertised fee of $40,000.

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    Smarty Jones Settles in at Calumet

    On a brisk fall morning at Calumet Farm, dual classic winner Smarty Jones stood alertly in his paddock. The 14-year-old son of Elusive Quality is settling in well at the Lexington landmark.

  • Denali to Offer Leigh Dispersal at Keeneland

    The North American dispersal of the Estate for Sara Jane Leigh's bloodstock will be offered by Craig and Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud as agent during the first session of the upcoming Keeneland January sale on Jan. 11.

  • Lady Eli spent some rehab time at Dell Ridge Farm

    Lady Eli Tack-Walking in Florida

    Lady Eli, who stepped on a nail at Belmont Park and came down with laminitis July 4, has returned to trainer Chad Brown at his Palm Meadows Training Center base in Florida.

  • Churchill Downs wrapped up a successful fall meet Nov. 29

    Business Strong at Churchill Downs Fall Meet

    Total pari-mutuel handle during the 21-day Churchill Downs fall meet was $104,626,990, up 9.9% from $95,225,065 for a 24-day fall meet in 2014. Average daily handle jumped 25.6% to $4,982,238 from $3,967,711 in 2014.

  • Heart to Heart and Julien Leparoux take the River City Handicap.

    Heart to Heart Wire to Wire in River City

    Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart bounced back from a 10th-place finish in the Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) to win the $100,000 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 26.

  • Nyquist wins the 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

    Nyquist Heads Pool 1 of Derby Future Wager

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Nyquist is the likely individual choice, but the ever-popular "all others" wager is the morning-line favorite for the first pool of the 2016 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Dortmund wins the 2015 Big Bear Stakes.

    Dortmund Out of Clark Handicap

    Kaleem Shah's Dortmund didn't ship from California after developing a quarter crack following his Nov. 21 work at Santa Anita Park, according to a Courier-Journal report.

  • Trainer Steve Asmussen

    Asmussen Fined in New York PETA Probe

    The New York State Commission Nov. 23 proposed far-reaching equine drug rules as they slapped trainer Steve Asmussen with a $10,000 fine stemming from a probe into allegations of equine abuse brought against him by PETA.

  • Frivolous won last year's Falls City Handicap at Churchill

    Is It Falls City or Clark for Frivolous?

    G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s Frivolous is among 13 entered in the $200,000 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs Nov. 26, but she could end up facing males in the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) the following day.

  • Smarty Jones

    Smarty Jones to Stand at Calumet Farm

    Smarty Jones, whose 2004 Triple Crown bid and affable connections earned him legions of fans, is returning to Central Kentucky from Pennsylvania to take up stallion duties at Calumet Farm. His fee for 2016 will be $7,500.

  • Runhappy

    Runhappy Back on Work Tab; Malibu Next

    Oblivious to a lawsuit and controversy between his connections and former trainer, James McIngvale's Runhappy is on track for the Dec. 26 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Veterinarian Fined After Talmada Scratch

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission fined Dr. Jason Wells $2,500 as a result of the improper administration of Lasix that resulted in the scratch of Talmada from the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Ramsey Buys Historic Kentucky Estate

    Kentucky owner/breeder Ken Ramsey submitted a winning $1,860,134 bid in an auction for Chaumiere du Prairie, a historic 19th century estate in Jessamine Co., Ky., the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

  • Chris Wittstruck receives the Stan Bergstein Writing Award from Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin, left, and media director Jeff Lowe.

    Wittstruck Recipient of Bergstein Award

    Chris Wittstruck, a columnist for the United States Trotting Association website, was presented with Team Valor International's Stan Bergstein Writing Award the evening of Nov. 12 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington.

  • Turfway Park will begin its four-month season Dec. 3

    KTDF Money Leads to Turfway Purse Adjustment

    Turfway Park, which accounts for a third of Kentucky's year-round racing calendar, will begin its season Dec. 3 with lower purses, primarily because of less Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund money.