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Kentucky Horse Park Commission
names interim executive director

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The Kentucky Horse Park Commission announced Wednesday that Ted G. Nicholson has been selected as interim executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park following the retirement of John Nicholson on April 30. Ted Nicholson will begin his tenure in May …

Claiborne Farm will be signature sponsor
of Keeneland’s 2014 Breeders’ Futurity

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Claiborne Farm has become the signature sponsor of Keeneland’s Breeders’ Futurity (G1), to be held Saturday, Oct. 4.   The purse for the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity will increase from $400,000 to $500,000 in 2014. The stakes, for 2-year-olds at 1 …

New Vocations accepting college student resumes for five month paid internship

New Vocations announced today that they are accepting resumes for the fourth annual Olivia M. Saylor Internship. The internship was established in 2011 to allow college students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the Thoroughbred aftercare industry by working …

Keeneland will be part of NBC’s expanded coverage of Breeder’s Cup Series this fall

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  The Breeders’ Cup, the most prestigious event in international horse racing, announced that it is expanding its partnership with NBC Sports Group to televise a series of 18 Breeders’ Cup Challenge races from top tracks in the U.S., from …

Mr Speaker scores fourth-length win
in $200,000 Coolmore at Keeneland

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  Phipps Stable’s homebred Mr Speaker, under a ground-saving ride from Jose Lezcano, took command at the head of the stretch to score a four-length victory in the 33rd running of the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington (G3) for 3-year-olds before a …

Lane’s End Farm agrees to sponsor
Queen Elizabeth Challenge at Keeneland

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William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm has entered into a multiyear agreement with Keeneland to become the signature sponsor of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1), an internationally renowned invitational for three-year-old fillies on the turf, to be held …

Family’s beloved mare ‘Buckets’ finds new home at Paris’ Our Mims Retirement Haven

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  Our Mims Retirement Haven in Paris welcomed a new resident to the thoroughbred retirement sanctuary on April 12. Exciting Bucket, a 1989 mare by Grey Bucket out of That’s Exciting, was donated to OMRH by Helen Fariello and her …

Sagamore Farm’s Daring Dancer captures Appalachian to remain undefeated

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Sagamore Farm’s homebred Daring Dancer remained undefeated in three starts as she rallied for a 2½-length victory over Sweet Acclaim (IRE) to win the 26th running of the $100,000 Appalachian (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association for three-year-old fillies before …

Liane Crossley: First women jockeys faced ridicule, lack of acceptance, lack of demand

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  In a different era, Rosie Napravnik would have been a novelty in her trade. Today she maneuvers seamlessly as a woman competing in the male-dominated jockey world.   As one of the top riders at Keeneland this spring, Napravnik …

Pony Club offers new Western style riding skills alongside horse management programs

Learn all about Western riding and good horse management skills in a safe and fun environment. The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. is pleased to announce that Western riding has been added as an educational track available at Clubs and …

Mine That Bird returns to Keeneland
to highlight “50 to 1″ Movie Tour

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  The “50 to 1″ Movie Tour arrives at Keeneland Friday to celebrate Mine That Bird’s implausible journey to victory in the 2009 Kentucky Derby.   The story is documented in the feature-length film, which also opens in Kentucky on …

Wayne Lukas to host conversation with six Derby winners at Keeneland; two horses too

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How did they do it? How did they win the Kentucky Derby?   Attend an evening of conversation with Kentucky Derby winners Stuart Janney, Claude “Shug” McGaughey, Joel Rosario, Barclay Tagg, Chris McCarron, John Velazquez and host D. Wayne Lukas …

KHRC executive director John Ward named to lead Racing Commissioners International

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission executive director John T. Ward has assumed the chairmanship of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI). Ward was first named vice-chair in 2013 by the group’s board of directors. He succeeds out-going RCI board chairman …

Horseplayers Association of North America gives Turfway Park high marks in bettor value

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Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) has ranked Turfway Park ninth among 84 racetracks across the continent in wagering value to bettors.   Released annually by HANA, the rankings are based on an algorithm that weighs such elements as takeout …

Betsy Waters: Kentucky Reining Cup ticket giveaway; win passes for April 25-27 show

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  The Bluegrass is known for horses and incredible horse and rider events. A special form of competition takes center stage at the Alltech Arena April 25–27 as the Kentucky Reining Cup comes to the Kentucky Horse Park.   And, …