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Stonestreet Farm owner Banke, longtime horseman Haggin named to advisory board

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Stonestreet Farm owner Barbara R. Banke and prominent horseman Ben Haggin have been chosen as the newest members of Keeneland’s Advisory Board of Directors.   Banke and Haggin will begin their service at the Advisory Board meeting held this fall. …

Pletcher-trained undefeated Fashion Alert highlights the field for Darley Alcibiades

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  George Bolton and Barry Hall’s undefeated Fashion Alert headlines a cast of 13 2-year-old fillies entered for Friday’s 63rd running of the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1), the highlight of the opening day of Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet.   The …

Churchill Downs wraps second September meet; Ramseys, Asmussen claim top titles

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  The second-consecutive September Meet at Churchill Downs Racetrack concluded its 12-date run on Sunday, September 28 with encouraging results and a string of strong performances by the equine and human stars who competed during the brief racing session.   …

Keeneland Fall Meet opens Friday, features first $1 million race and new dirt track surface

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  Keeneland thunders out of the starting gate for its 2014 Fall Race Meet on Friday, Oct. 3, with world-class racing on a new dirt track surface and continued commitment to enhancing the fan experience.   For the first time …

Keeneland catalogues 4,026 for annual Breeding Stock Sale set for Nov. 4-14

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Keeneland has cataloged 4,026 horses for its 2014 November Breeding Stock Sale, to be held Nov. 4-14. Thoroughbred breeders from around the globe will attend the sale to acquire broodmares in foal to the world’s leading stallions and recently retired …

Kentucky Downs sets records for handle, starters during five-date summer race meet

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Kentucky Downs closed out its 2014 live racing season on Wednesday, and the track established new records for wagering handle and starters per race during the five race-date season. A total of $15,880,755 was wagered on the Kentucky Downs races …

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan gets workout in preparation for Shadwell Mile

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  Two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan worked on Keeneland’s turf course this week as he prepares for his next start in the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) on Oct. 4.   Clockers caught Wise Dan, with …

Amalaya Investments joins NHS as sponsor
of Junior-Amateur/Owner Jumper division

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The National Horse Show has announced Amalaya Investments LLC will sponsor the popular Junior-A/O Jumper Division at this year’s event. The show returns for a fifth year to the Kentucky Horse Park October 28 through November 2. &nbs; Amalaya Investments, …

Keeneland September Yearling Sale concludes with results indicating ‘fair, realistic market’

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  The Keeneland September Yearling Sale closed Sunday with results nearly equal to 2013, continuing a healthy trend toward market stability and confidence in the Thoroughbred industry.   Gross receipts for the 13-day sale, held Sept. 8-21, totaled $279,960,500, nearly …

Keeneland records largest across-the-board gains Friday as sale enters final two days

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  The largest across-the-board increases to date highlighted Day 11 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.   During Friday’s Book 5, gross sales of $6,626,500 for 289 horses rose 61.5 percent over last year’s $4,103,000 for 236 horses sold. The …

Keeneland September Yearling Sale shows increase in gross for fifth straight session

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  Keeneland realized increases for the fifth consecutive session on Day 10 of the September Yearling Sale when a colt from the family of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Mine That Bird and multiple Grade 1 winner Dullahan brought the highest …

Keeneland September Yearling Sale continues to show sharp gains in gross, average yield

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  The momentum generated during the opening days of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale continued to carry forward as significant gains in gross, average and median were recorded on Wednesday.   On day nine of the 13-day sale, 289 yearlings …

Author of two books on race courses appears at two-day return of Keeneland lecture series

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  The Keeneland Library Lecture Series returns Sept. 23-24 with presentations of recent works about Thoroughbred racing.   On Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Paul Roberts will discuss Racecourse Architecture. The book, which Roberts wrote with Isabelle …

Total sales, average price up by double digits on eighth day of Keeneland September Sale

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Total sales, along with the average and median prices, all improved by double digits on Day 8 Tuesday of the 71st Keeneland September Yearling Sale to mark the third consecutive session with increases in all three categories.   On Tuesday, …

Strong market continues as Keeneland concludes seventh day of September sale

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  The market continued to show strength on Monday during the seventh session of the 71st Keeneland September Yearling Sale with increases in gross, average and median prices.   The 273 yearlings sold Monday grossed $21,172,000 and represents a 6.1 …