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Kentucky Horse Park Magazine to debut next spring with extra focus on seasonal events

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  The Kentucky Horse Park, in coordination with its marketing agency, Creative Alliance (DBA Scoppechio), has selected Lexington-based publisher Bluegrass Branding & Creative to produce Kentucky Horse Park Magazine, for distribution in 2015.   Kentucky Horse Park Magazine will be …

Super Saturday ticket among packages available for 2015 Kentucky Reining Cup

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Ticket packages for the 2015 Kentucky Reining Cup, set for April 24-25 at the Kentucky Horse Park, are now available.   Packages include tickets for each of the individual days plus a new Super Saturday ticket, offering a discounted rate …

Adena Springs to sponsor Keeneland’s Beaumont Stakes in 2015 with bigger purse

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  The Stronach Family’s Adena Springs, winner of the Eclipse Award as North America’s outstanding breeder for a record five consecutive years, will sponsor Keeneland’s Beaumont Stakes in 2015.   With the sponsorship, the purse for the Beaumont, to be …

Collection of equine photographer Barrett added to archives at Keeneland Library

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  The Keeneland Library has acquired the collection of prominent Southern California equine photographer Katey Barrett, including some 12,000 color slides, as well as print photographs and race track programs.   “Katey is a true pioneer in Turf photography, and …

Keeneland moves up Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, increases purse to $1 million

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Keeneland announced a richer, re-ordered 2015 Spring Meet stakes calendar comprised of 16 stakes worth $4.35 million, an increase of $575,000 from 2014.   Seven stakes carry significant purse increases, led by the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1), to …

Latest United States Pony Clubs Manual of Horsemanship now available through website

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The long awaited second edition of The United States Pony Clubs Manual of Horsemanship is now available, with a forward by Brian Sabo, the new manual covers material required by the upper levels of Pony Club and all equestrian activity. …

Durkin to host 25th annual Thoroughbred Charities Select Stallion Season Auction

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Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced that Tom Durkin will host its 25th Annual Select Stallion Season Auction to be held Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.   “We are thrilled that Tom Durkin will be hosting our …

Keeneland officials believe momentum from fall will continue in January All Ages Sale

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  Keeneland has cataloged 1,610 horses for its 57th January Horses of All Ages Sale, which will be held Jan. 12-15, 2015. The January Sale is noted for its robust trade in high-quality racing and broodmare prospects and short yearlings. …

Real stars of ‘Spirit of the Horse’ are Boater, Apollo, Papi and other four-legged performers

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The real stars of “The Spirit of the Horse” are not the bedazzled and well-costumed riders, nor are they the magical story line, well-suited music, or the overall riding acting and showmanship. No, the real stars have four legs, a …

Sizzling performance by Hoppertunity, icy weather highlights of Churchill fall meet

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Sizzling equine performances topped by a Hoppertunity victory in the Grade I Clark Handicap, dazzling performances by rising 2-year-olds in a pair of “Stars of Tomorrow” programs and an early winter blast that forced the cancellation of back-to-back racing days …

No overnight success story, trainer Colebrook has long been preparing for racing’s spotlight

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  By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   Even Ben Colebrook was surprised at his own accomplishment. After just two years as a licensed Thoroughbred trainer, Colebrook won a stakes race at Keeneland in October with Sparkling Review. A month later, …

Churchill Downs back in action, will make up lost weather days by increasing daily race card

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  Following back-to-back cancellations due to a frozen racetrack, racing at Churchill Downs Racetrack will resume Friday with its regularly-scheduled 10-race program.   “Our superb track maintenance team has diligently worked around the clock to ensure that we have a …

Winter chill forces Churchill Downs to cancel live racing program for second successive day

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  An early blast of winter weather that has sent temperatures plummeting into the teens with sub-zero wind chills prompted Churchill Downs Racetrack to cancel its live racing program scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19.   As a result of the …

Southern Lights Holiday Festival: Top 100 event returns to the Kentucky Horse Park

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  A family tradition in Kentucky, the Southern Lights holiday festival, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc., returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Nov. 21-Dec. 31. More than 115,000 individuals in more than 27,000 vehicles attend Southern …

Six-time Olympian Mary King to present clinics to Transylvania equestrian team

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Six-Time Olympian Mary King will provide two clinics this weekend to Transylvania University’s equestrian team that will also be open to the public.   Both clinics will be open to the public and will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. …