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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, …

Big crowd on hand to see Ready to Act capture the Beaumont at Keeneland

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Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Ready to Act, last in the early going in the field of seven, took command in upper stretch and held off Sweet Whiskey by a half-length to win the 29th running of the $200,000 Beaumont …

Dance With Fate waltzes onto Kentucky Derby scene with win in Bluegrass Stakes

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  Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing’s Dance With Fate swept past pace-setting Pablo Del Monte at midstretch and had more than enough to hold off Medal Count by 1 3/4 lengths to win the 90th running of …

Dan’s still ‘the man!’ Two-time reigning horse of the year marches home in Maker’s 46 Mile

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  Morton Fink’s homebred Wise Dan, Horse of the Year in 2012 and 2013, opened his 2014 campaign with a three-quarter-length victory over Kaigun to win the 26th running of the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) before a crowd of …

Liane Crossley: Visitors love to get up close, personal to Derby winners like Mine That Bird

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  Visitors to the Kentucky Derby Museum expect to see history, but they might not expect to see an actual winner of America’s most storied horse race. However, Derby hero Mine That Bird will be the star attraction this spring …

Bobby’s Kitten 3-1 morning-line favorite in field of 14 for Saturday’s Blue Grass Stakes

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Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Bobby’s Kitten, runaway winner of the Pilgrim (G3) last fall, heads a field of 14 horses and one also-eligible for Saturday’s 90th running of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland.   The 1 1/8-mile …

Third annual THSA horse show at Ky. Horse Park May 4 to benefit CANTER and ReRun

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  The Thoroughbred Horse Show Association will host its third annual show on Sunday May 4 at the world-renowned Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Proceeds from this year’s renewal will go to the Kentucky divisions of CANTER and ReRun, which …

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan heads field of seven for Friday’s Maker’s 46 Mile

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  Morton Fink’s Wise Dan, the reigning two-time Horse of the Year, will make his 2014 debut Friday when he faces six foes in the 26th running of the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) on the grass at Keeneland.   …

Half brother to Tapit brings $1 million to top Keeneland Two-year-olds in Training Sale

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  The Malibu Moon colt who is a half-brother to Grade 1 winner and leading sire Tapit brought $1 million today during the 22nd annual Keeneland April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. He was purchased by the partnership of Gainesway, Greg …