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Kentucky Horse Council announces
national search for new executive director


The Kentucky Horse Council has opened a search for a new executive director.   The executive director executes the strategic operational goals of the KHC, among other duties. A full job description may be found at this link.   The …

Thoroughbred Charities of America set to name inaugural Award of Merit winners


In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Thoroughbred Charities of America will be naming nearly 20 recipients of the inaugural Thoroughbred Charities of America Award of Merit.   Award recipients will be nominated by the leadership of various state Thoroughbred owners …

January Horses of All Ages Sale shows Keeneland buyers focused on quality


  Keeneland’s 57th annual January Horses of All Ages Sale, which ended Thursday, continued to indicate market stability, prompting buyers to compete with confidence for quality individuals and resulting in the sale-topping $2.2 million price, the highest January Sale figure …

Yearling colt by Into Mischief sells for $150,000 to top third session of All Ages Sale


  A yearling colt by Into Mischief sold for $150,000 on Wednesday to top the third session of the 57th annual Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.   J. S. B. Stable purchased the colt, the first foal of …

Up sells for $2.2 million, brings highest
price for Horses of All Ages Sale since 2008


The sale of Group 2 winner and classic-placed Up (IRE), a 6-year-old daughter of Galileo (IRE) in foal to War Front, for $2.2 million and her first foal, a yearling filly by War Front, for $800,000 highlighted Tuesday’s second session …

Premier Steps goes for $400,000 to top first session of Keeneland Horses of All Ages Sale


  Stakes winner Premier Steps (IRE) sold for $400,000 to lead Monday’s opening session of the 57th annual Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Shadai Farm of Japan purchased the 5-year-old daughter of Footstepsinthesand, who was cataloged a racing …

Chip McGaughey moves to Keeneland to
accept position as track sales associate


C.R. “Chip” McGaughey, the son of Hall of Fame trainer C.R. “Shug” McGaughey, will join the Keeneland sales staff as a sales associate, track officials announced.   McGaughey gained experience in racing through his father and while working as an …

James returns to Kentucky Horse Park
to defend World Freestyle Reining title


  One of the mostly widely viewed equestrian performances of the 2014 competition year, clinician and entertainer Dan James of Double Dan Horsemanship stole the attention of the horse community with his powerful and imaginative program at the 2014 World …

Midway College names veteran rider Peterson head coach of Equestrian Dressage program


Midway College has added Julie C. Peterson to its athletics staff to lead its Equestrian Dressage team.   A native of Montgomery, Ala., Peterson owns and manages Spring Filled Farm in Richmond, Ky., where she instructs and trains horses in …

English jockeys now living American dream; Gilligan, Doyle among Turfway’s top riders


  By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   As an aspiring jockey on his first visit to Kentucky, Englishman Jack Gilligan quickly realized he wanted to return. Two years after that initial sojourn, Gilligan ranks among the top riders at Turfway …

Keeneland’s 57th January Horses of All Ages Sale features catalog including 1,610 entries


  Keeneland begins its 57th January Horses of All Ages Sale on Monday, Jan. 12, with a total of 1,610 horses were cataloged. The sale will continue through Jan. 15.   The January Sale catalog includes 605 broodmares, 135 racing …

Thoroughbred sport horse divisional award winners announced, ceremony set for Jan. 17


  Divisional winners of the Rood & Riddle Sport Horse Award for 2014 will be honored on Jan. 17 at the United States Equestrian Federation Silver Spur Awards held at the Lexington Convention Center.   The Sport Horse Awards are …

Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association releases schedule for seminars


  The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has announced the 2015 schedule for its seminars and clinics, educational events sponsored by Blood-Horse Publications featuring various topics for prospective, new and established Thoroughbred owners and breeders.   “We are very excited …

Keeneland’s April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale suspended for 2015, status to be reviewed


  Keeneland’s April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be put on hiatus for 2015, track officials have announced.   First held in 1993, the April Sale has featured a small, select catalog of top-quality 2-year-olds sold during a single-session auction, …

Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction underway at Keeneland


The 25th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season Auction began Monday, Jan. 5, and offers a wide variety of seasons, trips, tickets, unique experiences and other auction items.   The six-day fundraiser consists of an online and telephone …