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Keeneland, Red Mile team up in modernized facility for simulcasting, instant racing

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  By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   After 140 years of Standardbred racing, The Red Mile in Lexington has stepped into another new era with a modernized simulcast wagering section that foreshadows even more renovations.   Upgrades are scheduled for …

Keeneland catalogs 4,164 yearlings for 2015 September Sale with major foreign influence

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  Keeneland officials announced Thursday that 4,164 yearlings have been cataloged for the 72nd annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale, to be held Sept. 14-26.   The September Sale is globally regarded as the premier Thoroughbred yearling auction, annually attracting major …

Popular Kentucky Equine Networking Association returns to Lexington Aug. 18

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The Kentucky Horse Council has announced the return of the popular Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) on Aug. 18, 2015 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington.   KENA is a dinner and educational series open to both equine professionals and horse owners …

Sydney Shulman and Venice top 36-horse field to capture $50,000 Kentucky Grand Prix

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  Hats Off Day and one of Sydney Shulman’s biggest career grand prix wins highlighted the action Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park before several hundred spectators.   The 20-year-old and her mount, Venice, bested a field of 36 horse-and-rider …

Bluegrass & Backroads: On-the-farm visits just part of the job for equine veterinarians

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    Kentucky is a state defined by its history and noted for a number of things, not the least of which is horse racing, bourbon, bluegrass music and barbecue.   KyForward’s Kristy Horine Robinson profiles Bluegrass & Backroads hosts …

American Pharoah giving Baffert goosebumps in preparation for Aug. 2 Haskell Invitational

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  And on the fifth day, American Pharoah worked six furlongs in 1:11.00.   And verily did trainer Bob Baffert say in the aftermath: “I think he’s getting faster” and “He gives me goosebumps.”   Five days after working six …

Breeders’ Cup, Maker’s Mark teaming up to raise $1 million for charity outreach program

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  The Breeders’ Cup, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international event, and Maker’s Mark, the original premium bourbon, have announced a new partnership that will target raising $1 million for charity over the next three years.   Beginning with the 32nd …

State veterinarian’s new database aids Kentuckians whose horses have gone missing

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      Kentuckians whose horses have gone missing can search for them on the Internet using a new database created by the state veterinarian’s office.   The Stray or Abandoned Equine Database allows people to browse listings of horses …

Keeneland annnounces ‘Condition of Sale’ in response to BHA policy on anabolic steroids

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Keeneland announced a new Condition of Sale which will allow buyers of yearlings and horses in training that are being exported to Great Britain, or via other countries the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) considers to have similar policies, within 60 …

Rural Blog: Horses abandoned on reclaimed coal land in Eastern Kentucky raise concern

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  Horse owners in coal-depressed Eastern Kentucky have been abandoning horses on “land owned or leased by coal companies that was in various stages of being reclaimed,” Sarah Coleman reports for Horse Channel. The result is that hundreds of domesticated …

Derby Museum resident thoroughbred Au Moon preparing to resume racing career

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By Gavin Lapaille Special to KyForward   Former Kentucky Derby Museum resident thoroughbred Au Moon seemingly ended his racing career the way few others manage to do: on top.   In his most recent start, Au Moon beat the field …

LoPresti hoping for return to racing for Wise Dan following ‘easy’ four-furlong workout

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  Mort Fink’s homebred Wise Dan, the 2012-2013 Horse of the Year and two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Mile, worked four furlongs on Keeneland’s turf course Friday morning in his first timed move since he won the Shadwell Turf …

Kentucky’s historic horse farms available for tours during Breeders’ Cup Festival Week

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  Tickets are now available for Horse Farm Tours during October’s Breeders’ Cup Festival Week. These tours offer a rare “behind the scenes” look at Kentucky’s iconic stud operations and nurseries, world-renowned veterinary clinics, and more.   Attendees will hear …

BreyerFest returns to Horse Park July 17-19; event is toy company’s biggest fan festival

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Breyer Animal Creations launches its 26th annual festival for horse lovers and model horse collectors July 17-19 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. This festival celebrates the world of horses and especially, the real horses that inspire the Breyer …

Thoroughbred Charities of America named title sponsor of Thoroughbred Makeover

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  The Retired Racehorse Project and Thoroughbred Charities of America jointly announced that TCA will be the title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on October 23-25. …