Keyword: Kentucky

  • Spendthrift Farm

    Spendthrift: Breeders' 2016 Outlook Mixed

    The 2016 breeding season brings challenges for stallion owners and breeders: more expensive stud fees for top-tier stallions, fierce competition for mares, and the stock market suffering a worst-ever start to a new year.

  • Shogood leads the way to victory in the WEBN Stakes.

    Shogood Wins WEBN; Next Spot Undecided

    It remains to be seen whether the connections of Shogood will attempt to stretch him out around two turns for his next start, but on Feb. 20 he had little trouble winning the 6 1/2-furlong WEBN Stakes at Turfway Park.

  • The number of KTBIF-nominated mares has increased

    KTBIF Pays $10.5M in Awards; Mare Numbers Up

    The Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund paid out more than $10.5 million to eligible horses based on 2015 races, and the number of mares nominated to the program continues to increase.

  • Karakontie

    Gainesway Tries Old Formula With New Stallion

    Though Gainesway stands Tapit, the leading sire who commands the highest North American stud fee, and brought Empire Maker back from Japan for 2016, the farm is all in on Karakontie, who shares several ties with Kingmambo.

  • Gerald Aschinger

    Aschinger's Winter Home Builds a Foundation

    When it comes to winter racing and training, Gerald Aschinger, who operates War Horse Place in Kentucky with his wife, Dana, said Tampa Bay Downs is an excellent spot to build a foundation for horses before they head north.

  • American Pharoah

    New Sires: American Made

    Following is information on incoming stallions to Kentucky standing for $10,000 and up and on select leaders in other markets:

  • Marianna Haun

    Writer, Author Haun Dies at 70

    Turf writer and lifelong pedigree enthusiast Marianna Haun, who developed a theory connecting Thoroughbred heart size to the X chromosome, died Feb. 12 after a lengthy illness.

  • Several Tracks Cancel Feb. 13 Race Cards

    With single-digit temperatures expected during racing hours, Turfway Park canceled live racing for Feb. 13, and New York's Aqueduct Racetrack also canceled the day's card, citing high winds and sub-zero wind chills.

  • Flashy American brought $395,000 during the second day of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale in Lexington.

    Flashy American, Funfair Light Up Bid Board

    Graded stakes winner Flashy American and stakes-winning Funfair sold in quick succession for $395,000 and $350,000, respectively, Feb. 9 during the second day of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale

  • Fasig-Tipton February Sale Session 1 Wrap

    Tom LaMarra provides final session 1 numbers and compares them to last year. Hear thoughts from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning on buyers and the sale climate. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association medication forum on Feb. 5

    Is Regulation Itself Thwarting Uniformity?

    Achieving true uniformity in equine medication and testing goes well beyond basic adoption of model rules, according to attorneys, horsemen, and veterinarians who picked apart the current system Feb. 5.

  • Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear

    Beshear: Challenges Remain for Horse Industry

    Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, in comments that helped kick off the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association symposium Feb. 2, said horse racing and breeding in the state is strong, but challenges remain.

  • Rogers Beasley

    Beasley to Retire From Keeneland

    Vice president of racing W.B. Rogers Beasley is retiring from Keeneland June 30, it was announced Feb. 2, after 34 years of leadership involving the Lexington oval's sales and racing operations.

  • Hallway Feeds

    KY Company, Horse Feed Evolve With Science

    Production of quality horse feed has evolved into a combination of natural ingredients and science. And just because a product is widely accepted doesn't mean it's not under regular review.

  • Old Friends Barn Destroyed by Fire

    A fire at Old Friends retirement farm near Georgetown, Ky., has destroyed the organization's hospital/quarantine barn. Alphabet Soup and Archie's Echo were safely evacuated.

  • Arch

    Claiborne Stallion Arch Dies at Age 21

    Arch, the sire of 11 grade I winners, died Jan. 20 of an apparent heart attack, according to Bernie Sams, representative of Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., where the 21-year-old son of Kris S. stood at stud.

  • Kingmambo

    Influential Sire Kingmambo Euthanized

    Breed-shaping sire Kingmambo has been euthanized at 26 due to the infirmities of old age, Lane's End Farm announced Jan. 20. The influential stallion stood his entire career at the Kentucky operation.

  • KTHA Bulletin from August 1, 1916

    BH 100: In The Beginning

    The year 2016 marks the centennial of the publication that proved to be the predecessor of Blood-Horse. Through the year we will publish frequent articles reflecting upon our history and progress.

  • Colt is First Foal for Shakin It Up

    Spendthrift Farm's Shakin It Up, winner of the Malibu (gr. I), Strub (gr. II), and San Vicente (gr. II) stakes, sired his first reported foal late Jan. 6, when a colt was born at Brandywine Farm in Paris, Ky.

  • Twenty Stallion Farms Contribute to TAA

    The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance said it received funding from 20 farms in 2015 through stud fees from 119 Thoroughbred stallions. The stallions' connections pledged to donate 25% or more of the advertised stud fee.

  • Love the Chase in Kentucky, Going to Tapit

    As the days count down to California Chrome's comeback in the Jan. 9 San Pasqual (gr. II), the defending Horse of the Year's dam continued her own journey with a trip to Kentucky, where she'll be bred to Tapit.

  • Turfway Winter-Spring Meet Begins Friday

    Turfway Park's winter/spring Thoroughbred race meet opens Jan. 1, with eight stakes highlighting the 46-day schedule. The meet runs through April 3 and includes the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. III).

  • 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.