Keyword: NIck Nicholson

  • Jimmy Bell Elected to Keeneland's Board of Directors

    James G. "Jimmy" Bell was elected to Keeneland's Board of Directors at the corporation's semi-annual meeting April 18. He is the president of Darley USA and the son of John A. Bell III, a longtime Keeneland board member who died in February.

  • Program is Launched for New Industry Investors

    Prospective investors in the multi-billion dollar Thoroughbred industry can now get a "leg up" with the launch of The Racing Game, a re-branded partnership of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Keeneland Association and Blood-Horse Publications.

  • Jess Jackson (right) and CBA rep Bayne Welker discuss Kentucky House Bills 367 and 388 at a Wednesday session in  Frankfort.

    Compromise Tables Legislation Backed by Jackson

    Proposed Kentucky legislation that sparked controversy in the Thoroughbred auction community was tabled Feb. 14 after a compromise was reached between the bill's backers and several entities related to the commonwealth's signature industry.

  • Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland Working to Develop Steroid Policy

    Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland have formed a committee that includes veterinarians and breeders to develop a policy that will involve testing for the inappropriate use of anabolic steroids at their Kentucky sales.

  • Keeneland Reports Record Attendance, Wagering

    Keeneland reported record attendance and a 12.3% increase in total wagering at the 17-day fall race meeting that ended Oct. 28, its first with a new Polytrack surface.

  • Installion of Polytrack continued Thursday at Keeneland.

    Polytrack Projects Continue at Turfway, Keeneland

    Racing surface projects continued Aug. 24 at two Kentucky tracks, with a new mix of materials being placed on top of the Polytrack at Turfway Park, and construction crews laying the asphalt layer for the new Polytrack that will debut at Keeneland in October.

  • Keeneland Wagering Record Set

    Wagering on Saturday's 10-race Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) program totaled an all-time Keeneland record $18,306,844. It topped by almost $1 million the previous record of $17,347,623 set during last year's Blue Grass program.

  • Nicholson Takes Over as Horse Council Chairman

    Keeneland president Nick Nicholson and Russell Williams, vice president of Hanover Shoe Farms, are the new chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the American Horse Council. The AHC board of trustees met April 3 as part of the organization's issues forum in Washington, D.C.

  • The late Sheikh Maktoum.

    Racing World Reacts to Sheikh Maktoum's Death

    Participants in U.S. and European racing, including some who trained for and worked closely with the late Sheikh Maktoum, have expressed surprise and sorrow over the prominent horse owner and breeder's death Wednesday of an apparent heart attack at age 62.

  • Keeneland Fall Meet Numbers Stable

    Keeneland reported Tuesday that attendance was up and on-track and all-source wagering fell slightly during the 17-day fall meet that ended Saturday at the Lexington, Ky. track.

  • Day Takes Bow at Keeneland; T.D. Vance Wins Again

    On a day that Pat Day was honored at Keeneland, T.D. Vance won his third race in a row, leading all the way under Edgar Prado to capture the $150,000 Bryan Station Stakes Thursday.

  • Keeneland to Restrict Simulcast Signal

    Several wagering outlets, the majority of them outside of the United States, will not be offered the simulcast signal for Keeneland's fall meeting Oct. 7-29, officials announced Thursday.

  • McCarron Spearheads Kentucky Jockey School

    With 7,141 wins, and more than $264 million in purses, retired Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron knows something about the craft of riding horses. Speaking as a guest of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Club Tuesday, McCarron said it was time to pass this knowledge on.

  • Keeneland president Nick Nicholson

    Nicholson Addresses Expanded Gaming in Kentucky

    Proponents of expanded gaming in Kentucky should focus more on how it would generate revenue for the good of the Commonwealth, rather than how it would impact horse racing, Keeneland president Nick Nicholson said Tuesday at a public policy forum in Versailles, Ky.

  • Jockey Club chairman Ogden Mills Phipps.

    Equine Drug Testing in Line for Major Upgrade

    The horse racing industry is in the midst of creating a major research and development laboratory that will be responsible for improving testing capabilities and developing tests for designer and other hard-to-detect drugs used in racehorses, officials announced during The Jockey Club Round Table Conference Sunday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Racing Industry Reacts to Day's Retirement

    The decision by Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day to retire at age 51 elicited a variety of reactions from those with whom he has worked during his illustrious career.

  • Keeneland: On Track Strong, Off Track Down

    Keeneland's spring meet ended April 29 with record total attendance and the second highest on-track mutuel handle in history but a decline in total handle and total daily average handle.

  • Plan for Security Office Stirs 'Alphabet Soup'

    Just days after the National Thoroughbred Racing Association said it would make the creation of an Office of Wagering Security a priority, officials indicated there could be conflict over who would run the office, as well as questions about its autonomy.

  • Keeneland Shuts Out Five Wagering Outlets

    Keeneland will not make its live racing available for simulcasting to five outlets located both inside and outside of the United States. The official announcement was made Friday, the opening day of the 16-day meeting in Lexington.

  • Keeneland to Offer Ten-Cent Superfecta Wager

    Bettors will be able to wager as little as 10 cents on superfectas during the upcoming Keeneland spring race meeting that opens April 8. The dime option will be available on all races in which a superfecta wager is offered. Previously, Keeneland's superfecta minimum was $1.

  • The Jockey Club Elects Seven New Members

    The Jockey Club today announced the election of seven new members: William Backer, Robert McNair, Nick Nicholson, Mace Siegel, Stella Thayer, Frank "Scoop" Vessels III, and William T. Young, Jr.

  • Keeneland training track features new Polytrack materials developed by Martin Collins.

    Above the Surface

    Is Polytrack the future of racing surfaces in the United States? The five-eighths-mile training track at Keeneland may ultimately answer that question.

  • Keeneland Installs Polytrack Training Surface

    Keeneland has completed the installation of a Polytrack surface on its five-eighths of a mile training track located adjacent to its main track. It is the first of its type at a public racing or training facility in North America.

  • Record 31,000 Turn Out at Keeneland

    Keeneland set a new single-day on track attendance record Saturday with 31,028 fans on hand for the $325,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. II).

  • Blue Grass Post Draw Opened to Public

    For the first time ever, Keeneland is moving its post position draw for the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) to the paddock and making it open to the public.

  • Horse owners Bob and Beverly Lewis.

    Lewises Offer Share of 2-Year-Olds to New Owners

    Fifteen first-time Thoroughbred owners will be offered the opportunity to invest in some of the 2-year-olds in the stable of Bob and Beverly Lewis under a new owner-recruitment initiative called Premier Thoroughbred Ventures.

  • McCaffery, Nicholson Join NTRA Charities Board

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association today Friday that Thoroughbred owner and breeder Trudy McCaffery and Keeneland president and CEO Nick Nicholson have joined the board of directors of NTRA Charities.

  • A floral wreath is placed beside a bust of Hall of Fame jockey Bill Shoemaker at Santa Anita Park.

    Racing Figures Remember Shoemaker

    Racing mourned the passing of legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker, who died in his sleep Sunday morning at his home in San Marino, Calif., at the age of 72.

  • 'Seabiscuit' Premieres July 19 in Lexington, Louisville

    <i> Seabiscuit</i> a feature film from Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, and Spyglass Entertainment, will be premiered in Lexington and Louisville July 19. The two Kentucky cities are among only a select few across the United States that will host official premieres in advance of the nationwide release of the film on July 25.

  • Keeneland Axes 2003 July Yearling Sale

    Citing the devastating effects of Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS) on Kentucky's 2002 foal crop, Keeneland's July Selected Yearling Sale will take a one-year hiatus, Keeneland officials announced today.

  • Keeneland Generous with Charities

    Several local charities will be using Keeneland's race meet as a springboard for their fundraising efforts this fall.

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Sept. 13, 2002
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    Greatest Game Organizers: Long-Term Project

    The Greatest Game, a new-owner initiative that began in earnest in August, is designed to be a long-term endeavor and not a flash in the pan, organizers said Sept. 13 during an informational session in the Keeneland sale pavilion.