Keyword: Kentucky

  • Historical racing machines began operating last September at Red Mile.

    KY Historical Racing Benefits Continue Growth

    Keeneland will begin its spring meet with a bump in overnight purses, but track officials hope it's the start of steady growth made possible by revenue from Lexington's historical race wagering facility.

  • Zulu

    Zulu Tackles Full Blue Grass Field

    With a hefty purse and 170 Kentucky Derby Leaderboard points on the line, the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) April 9 drew a lineup of youngsters whose connections hope a stop at Keeneland paves the way to Churchill.

  • Ed Martin at the RCI conference

    Path Forward for Racing Debated at Meeting

    An April 7 town hall meeting organized by the Association of Racing Commissioners International revealed consensus on the need for a central governing structure for horse racing, but little agreement on how to achieve it.

  • Nyquist in his Stall

    Nyquist still bright-eyed despite delay in training April 7 at Keeneland.

  • Nyquist arrives at Keeneland.

    Return to Track Delayed for Nyquist

    Nyquist, who was to have trained April 7 for the first time since winning the April 2 Florida Derby (gr. I) impressively, has a slightly elevated white blood cell count and will not go to the track until April 8 or April 9.

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    Runhappy Owners to Offer $10K Scholarship

    Jim and Linda McIngvale, the Houston-based philanthropists and owners of reigning champion male sprinter Runhappy, will give away a $10,000 college scholarship during Keeneland's College Scholarship Day April 8.

  • Keen Ice in Dubai

    Keen Ice Transferred to Pletcher

    Donegal Racing's Keen Ice, the Curlin colt who beat Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) last year, has been moved from the barn of trainer Dale Romans to Todd Pletcher.

  • Gun Runner at Churchill Downs April 4.

    Gun Runner Gets to Work at Churchill Downs

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner, impressive winner of the $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (gr. II), put in his first work at Churchill Downs the morning of April 4.

  • Brody's Cause wins Claiborne Breeders' Futurity

    Brody's Cause Among Blue Grass Probables

    Keeneland officials said that as of April 1 eight 3-year-olds, including Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) winner Brody's Cause, are probable for the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) April 9.

  • I'm a Chatterbox

    I'm a Chatterbox Targets Doubledogdare

    Larry Jones hopes to find an easy debut spot in the 1 1/16-mile Doubledogdare for grade I winner I'm a Chatterbox, who was rested this winter at Fair Grounds. Her first big target is the June 11 Ogden Phipps (gr. I).

  • Airoforce wins KY Jockey Club Stakes in 2015

    Airoforce Seeks Rebound in Spiral Stakes

    John Oxley's Airoforce, who turned in an uncharacteristically dull effort in the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) last time out, seeks to rebound in the $500,000 Spiral Stakes (gr. III) April 2 at Turfway Park.

  • X Y Jet.

    X Y Jet Sidelined With Knee Chip

    X Y Jet, the gritty sprinter who just missed winning the Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) when edged by Muarrab in the final strides March 26 at Meydan, has been sidelined with a chip in his left knee.

  • Hard Spun winning the 2007 Lanes End Stakes

    Hard Spun's Success Puts Jensen in Spiral

    Larry and Cindy Jones' homebred colt Jensen isn't nominated to the Triple Crown, but he will attempt to follow in the footsteps of his broodmare sire, Hard Spun, in the April 2 Spiral Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway.

  • Funny Cide

    Funny Cide to Visit Turfway for Spiral Day

    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.

  • Dubai World Cup: Frank Taylor on 'Chrome'

    Frank Taylor, Taylor Made Vice President of boarding operations, discusses future stallions California Chrome and Mshawish. They will face each other March 26 in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-II).

  • Destin wins the 2016 Tampa Bay Derby.

    Making the Grade: Destin

    This week we take a closer look at Destin, winner of the $350,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby on March 12 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Whatawonderflworld (left) wins OBS Championship

    Whatawonderflworld Entered in Spiral Prep

    Gary Barber's Whatawonderflworld, who thus far has shown an affinity for turf and synthetic surfaces, is among a full field of 3-year-olds entered for the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes March 12 at Turfway Park.

  • Trust Greta, Dam of CA Sire Surf Cat, Dies

    Multiple graded stakes producer Trust Greta, dam of California-based sire Surf Cat, was euthanized March 1 at Trackside Farm near Versailles, Ky. because of infirmities of old age. The daughter of Centrust was 28.

  • Another Turn in KHRC-Veitch Case

    More than five years after the race that led the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to sanction its then-chief steward John Veitch, legal proceedings continue.

  • 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.