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All things Secretariat come to Bourbon Co. in three days of Triple Crown-winning festivities

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  The seventh annual Bourbon County Secretariat Festival in Paris runs from Thursday, Sept. 18, to Saturday, Sept. 20, with many events at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds. Highlights will be appearances by Secretariat’s owner and three Triple Crown jockeys.   …

Legislators hear pitch to bring new lottery game based on horse racing to Kentucky

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One man’s quest to get the Kentucky Lottery Corp. to purchase a game of chance he conceived in an effort to promote and create additional revenue for Kentucky’s horse racing tracks has reached the General Assembly.   “I think anything …

Second annual Battle in the Saddle benefitting the Ky. Horse Park Foundation set for Oct. 12

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The second annual Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning Event returns to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Covered Arena on Sunday, October 12, 2014.   The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is proud to bring you the 2014 Battle in the …

Keeneland September Yearling Sale resumes with 2014 session sales topping $35.6 million

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The 71st Keeneland September Yearling Sale resumed Saturday with the sale of a colt for $600,000, while overall figures held steady from the corresponding session last year.   “There was good strength at the top of the market and plenty …

First week of Keeneland September Yearling Sale features two colts topping $2.2 million

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A bullish market reigned at Keeneland on Thursday, the fourth and final day of the September Yearling Sale’s premier Book 1, with gains in average and median prices.   Increases were powered by the sale of six seven-figure yearlings, led …

Kentucky Downs hosts second annual hall
of fame jockeys day as Napravnik wins four

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Kentucky Downs hosted its second annual Hall of Fame Jockeys’ Day on Wednesday, as Hall of Famers Calvin Borel, Pat Day, Chris McCarron, Laffit Pincay, Jr. and Randy Romero came together for an autograph signing before the races to benefit …

Pair of yearlings hit the $1 million mark as Keeneland September Sale tops $100 million

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The solid market continued during the third session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, which was headlined by two yearlings sold for more than $1 million each.   The session’s top-priced horse was a daughter of leading European sire Dubawi sold …

Unbridled’s Song colt sells for $1.6 million
at 2014 Keeneland September Yearling Sale

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Active trade from both domestic and foreign buyers continued to produce strong results on Tuesday at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, with the session highlighted by increases in gross, average and median figures and the sale of an Unbridled’s Song colt …

Bernardini filly tops Monday’s opening session of 71st Keeneland September Sale

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Increases in average and median prices and the sale of two fillies for more than $1 million apiece marked a robust opening session of the 71st Keeneland September Yearling Sale.   “I think the first day went very, very well,” …

Belterra Park’s inaugural season honors past, keeps focus on the future as hybrid ‘racino’

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  By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   In some ways, nothing has changed at Cincinnati’s Thoroughbred racetrack. In other ways, everything has changed.   Now called Belterra Park, the reincarnation of historic River Downs opened in May as a racino—a …

Keeneland September Yearling Sale opens Monday with catalog of 4,181 offerings

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Keeneland’s 2014 September Yearling Sale, the world’s largest and most significant Thoroughbred auction, starts Monday at noon with a total of 4,181 yearlings cataloged for the sale.   The sale offers 13 sessions through Sunday, Sept. 21, and will be …

Keeneland unveils ‘Kentucky proud’ dirt racing surface as new track opens for training

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  Keeneland today unveiled a new dirt racing surface that was installed this summer on its 1 1/16-mile main track. The dirt track is now open for training and will be featured when racing resumes at Keeneland for the Fall …

Saddle up Safely partnership between two UK colleges produces two horse safety booklets

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By Holly Wiemers Special to KyForward   University of Kentucky HealthCare, in partnership with UK colleges of Public Health and Agriculture, Food and Environment and in conjunction with close to 50 community, equine and medical organizations, has released two new …

Host Committee named for 2015 Breeder’s Cup World Championships at Keeneland

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The Breeders’ Cup has announced the formation of the 2015 Keeneland Host Committee for next year’s World Championships, to be held at Keeneland Race Course, October 30-31, 2015.   The Host Committee, comprised of a diverse cross section of leadership …

FCPS fifth-grade field trips to Keeneland give kids insight into Thoroughbred importance

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Keeneland will welcome 2,500 fifth-grade students on field trips this week as part of a partnership between Keeneland and Fayette County Public Schools that teaches the history of the race track and the importance of the Thoroughbred industry in Kentucky’s …