In the days to come, Beasley's connections hope he'll take them full circle to a certain racetrack on a certain Saturday in May—where 24 years ago, owner Lee Lewis and trainer Mark Hennig found themselves with their only Kentucky Derby (G1) starter.
The son of Pioneerof the Nile will stand the 2017 southern hemisphere season for AUS$66,000.
The number of early nominees to the 143rd Longines Kentucky Oaks is down only slightly from last year's 114 nominees.
The value of all horses exported by Kentucky rose 33.1% to $195.2 million. This number includes all breeds, but Thoroughbreds typically account for at least three-quarters of the number of horses shipped abroad.
Son of Candy Ride won three of four starts in 2016, including two graded stakes
The Kentucky Derby Museum will unveil the permanent home of its new American Pharoah exhibit Feb. 16 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
A second juvenile champion proved Pioneerof the Nile's depth as a sire.
Stormy Liberal's Clocker's Corner win hits the century mark
With relatively little discussion, a proposed rule outlining conditions that could void a claim was unanimously approved Jan. 26 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Safety and Welfare Committee.
Airdrie Stud's graded stakes-winning millionaire Summer Front got his first foal when a bay filly was born recently at the Midway, Ky., farm.
Spendthrift Farm's Danza, winner of the 2014 Arkansas Derby (G1), sired his first reported foal Jan. 15 when a filly was born at Millennium Farms near Lexington, Ky.
Keeneland announced Jan. 17 that Barbara Banke's Stonestreet has become the signature sponsor of the Spring Meet's Lexington Stakes (G3), to be held April 15.
The filly out of Set'n On Ready was born Jan. 11
Horse Country tours have attracted 25,000 guests
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Firing Line, who won the 2015 Sunland Derby (gr. III) by 14 1/4 lengths and was runner-up to American Pharoah in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will enter stud at Crestwood Farm near Lexington in 2017.
Exacta Systems has reached an agreement with Ellis Park to provide the Henderson, Ky., racetrack with its historical horse racing system and games.
Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys' Gun Runner handily defeated older horses to earn his first grade I victory Nov. 25, turning back longshot Breaking Lucky for a gate-to-wire score in the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Daddys Lil Darling is the lone graded stakes winner entered in the $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) for juvenile fillies at Churchill Downs Nov. 26, but she'll face plenty of competition.
In a special meeting Nov. 22 in Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) approved a rule that will require advance-deposit wagering (ADW) companies that operate in the state acquire a bond of up to $500,000 as a condition of licensing.
One of the benefits of a thriving Thoroughbred horse racing industry is the infrastructure of scenic and productive farmland needed to raise and cultivate racehorses.
The graded stakes-winning son of Giant's Causeway will stand at Taylor Made Stallions for $15,000.
Calumet Farm will introduce four new stallions in 2017, led by 2015 champion turf male Big Blue Kitten.
Gaineway's Tapit retains his title for 2017 as the highest-priced stallion in North America with a fee of $300,000. The following is cumulative list of the fees announced through Nov. 11 for stallions standing in Central Kentucky.
Gainesway released its 2017 fees Nov. 10, which includes a reduced fee to $85,000 for Empire Maker.
Multiple graded stakes winner Ironicus has been retired and will enter stud at Claiborne Farm for 2017, it was announced Nov. 10. The son of Distorted Humor will command a $7,500 fee.
Multiple grade I winner Fort Larned will relocate from Florida back to Adena Springs Kentucky near Paris, Ky., along with King's Bishop (gr. I) winner Capo Bastone and City Wolf, the graded stakes-winning half brother to Ghostzapper and City Zip.
American Pharoah's fee is private, while Uncle Mo's has doubled to $150,000. European champion Air Force Blue will stand for $25,000 in his first year, while reverse shuttler Vancouver will stand for $15,000.
Leading the roster are Creative Cause, Cairo Prince, and Majesticperfection at $15,000.
With a solid position atop the leading freshman sire list, Union Rags has had his stud fee raised to $50,000 for the 2017 breeding season, according Lane's End.
Ontario-bred Vanish wins the Clarendon Stakes at Woodbine by a nose.
Flintshire will be supported by an ownership group that includes Hill 'n' Dale Farms, S.F. Bloodstock, China Horse Club and Juddmonte Farms.
Grade I winner Birdatthewire looking to snap eight-race losing streak, while Engaginlee seeks second graded stakes win in three starts.
With five starters in the Breeders' Cup, Hill 'n' Dale Farm set Curlin's 2017 fee at $150,000.
Graded Stakes winner Cover Song and graded stakes producer Grand Glory entered.
Into Mischief's fee rises, while Malibu Moon's drops
This year's Kentucky Derby winner and son of Uncle Mo will enter stud at Darley at Jonabell near Lexington. He'll stand for $40,000.
The 4-year-old son of Flatter and multiple graded stakes winner will enter stud in 2017 with a $10,000 fee.
Son of Warrior's Reward took the inaugural Spendthrift Stallion Stakes in a front-running fashion Oct. 30 at Churchill Downs
The 5-year-old son of Birdstone set a track record Oct. 29 at Keeneland, winning the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II) by 5 3/4 lengths and running 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.75.
Darley stallion Bernardini had a big day at the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale’s closing session Oct. 26, with two of his sons bringing two of the three highest prices of the day as the three-day auction ended on a solid note.
The 5-year-old daughter of High Chaparral (IRE) wins Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a nose over Apple Betty (IRE).
The adjectives were flowing fast and furious from trainer Dale Romans regarding Not This Time after the colt turned in a visually-impressive five-furlong work in 1:01 1/5 Oct. 22 at Churchill Downs.
Grade I winner Nobiz Like Shobiz arrived Oct.11 at Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky.
Judge Peckler's ruling notes that Charles Borell relinquished his ownership claims in the horses in connection with an Alford plea of guilty to nine counts of second-degree animal cruelty on Sept. 29 in Mercer District Court.
Having won three graded stakes already during Keeneland's fall meet, Motion looks to keep his momentum going.
International success at the highest levels and strong commercial results allow War Front's fee to rise to $250,000 from $200,000 in 2016.
Time and Motion wore down Hawksmoor and held off Harmonize with a perfect run Oct. 15, edging her rivals to claim her first grade I in the final strides of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End (gr. IT) at Keeneland.
While champion Tepin is the barn's undisputed queen and Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse commands respect, 2-year-old La Coronel proved worthy to tread in their hoofprints Oct. 12 in the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse heads a field of nine 3-year-old fillies for the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End (gr. IT) at Keeneland Oct. 15.
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