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Championship for 3-year-olds could also be on the line in $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic

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  When post positions were drawn Monday afternoon for Saturday’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita, longshot Prayer for Relief drew the inside position.   And no doubt, a prayer for relief is exactly what the connections of …

Scott Stewart dominates Tuesday’s opening session of 131st annual National Horse Show

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  The nation’s top hunter and jumper riders have taken center stage at the Kentucky Horse Park as the 131st National Horse Show began Tuesday. The prestigious six-day show featured five full professional hunter divisions on opening day.   In …

Mason Phelps goes extra lengths to make long-running National Horse Show shine

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  By Elizabeth Adams KyForward correspondent   To get to Madison Square Garden in New York City for his first National Horse Show in 1967, a young Mason Phelps hitched a ride with a van hauling horses from Gladstone, New …

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome among headliners in 31st Breeders’ Cup

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By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   The eyes of the Thoroughbred racing world will turn to Santa Anita in Southern California on Friday and Saturday for the 31st renewal of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Next year’s edition of the …

Keeneland rebounds from soggy October start to mark third highest fall meet attendance

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  Keeneland’s 2014 Fall Meet, highlighted by the debut of a new dirt surface, the track’s first $1 million race and a contingent of Breeders’ Cup-bound horses, closed Saturday with the third-highest Fall season attendance in the track’s history.   …

Lawn Ranger goes from promise to proven, eyes victory in Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Turf

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  By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   While attending the University of Kentucky, Rusty Jones did what so many students do—he went to the races at Keeneland. And like so many others who considered Thoroughbred racing to be part of …

Closing day crowd of nearly 20,000 sees Pick of the Litter win Hagyard Fayette by a neck

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  Crossed Sabres Farm’s Pick of the Litter, benefiting from a ground-saving ride from Corey Lanerie, split horses in deep stretch to win the 57th running of the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (G2) by a neck over Departing on Saturday before …

Shawnee Purse winds up in dead heat on
the final Friday of Keeneland’s Fall Meet

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  Bernard Schaffer’s Henny Jenney and Zayat Stables’ Courageous Julie hit the finish line together and wound up in a dead heat in the $65,000 Shawnee Purse for 3-year-old fillies before a Friday afternoon crowd of 17,826.   Courageous Julie, …

Horses don Halloween costumes at Kentucky Horse Park’s annual end-of-summer event

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  In Kentucky, even horses dress up for Halloween.   The Kentucky Horse Park will present its annual Halloween Show at the Horses of the World Barn on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. Park horses and riders are likely …

High Wire Kitten, Kitty Win both come from off the pace to collect victories at Keeneland

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High Wire Kitten and Kitty Wine used off-the-pace tactics to win separate $60,000 one-mile grass allowance tests for fillies and mares before a Thursday afternoon crowd of 9,715.   In the eighth race, Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred High Wire …

UK Equine Showcase, Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course set for January in Lexington

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  University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host the UK Equine Showcase and the sixth annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course Jan. 23-24, both at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, 2601 Richmond Road, in Lexington.   The UK Equine Showcase, …

Keeneland, The Red Mile will jointly operate 1,000-terminal historical wagering facility

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A joint project involving The Red Mile and Keeneland will bring 1,000 race wagering terminals to Lexington next year, according to various news reports.   A news release from the Red Mile said the project will cost $30 million and …

Cyber Secret edges Paris Vegas in Dell Ridge Purse, boosts career earnings to $652,993

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  Charles Cella’s Cyber Secret held off Paris Vegas by a nose to win the $64,000 Dell Ridge Purse for 3-year-olds and up before a Wednesday afternoon crowd of 8,754.   Trained by Lynn Whiting and ridden by Miguel Mena, …

Pablo Barrios earns Challenge Series Leading Rider Award for second consecutive year

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  After dominating the Hagyard Challenge Series for the second year in a row, Venezuelan rider Pablo Barrios has captured the $50,000 Leading Rider Award. He and his talented mounts earned the winning honors in four of the seven Lexington …

White Rose escapes five-horse scrum, wins $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager by a nose

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  Jake Ballis and Rashard Lewis’ White Rose emerged from a five-horse scramble in the final 50 yards to win the 23rd running of the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager for fillies and mares by a nose over Caroline Thomas …