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The Jockey Club purchases majority stake in Blood-Horse magazine; John Keitt new CEO


The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today that The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. has purchased a majority ownership interest in Blood-Horse magazine. The purchase also includes related digital and custom printing properties of Blood-Horse, …

Variety of seating options for Breeders’
Cup at Keeneland available on March 4


  Tickets for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course on Oct. 30-31 will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, March 4, an unprecedented three months earlier than the normal release date.   It’s …

New UK tutorial center will be constructed with support of Maker’s Mark, Keeneland


  The University of Kentucky’s Center for Academic and Tutorial Services (CATS) – the first-of-its-kind support program in the nation for student athletes – will be expanded to include an additional tutorial center on the south side of the Lexington …

Cantering Commentator: Brothers’ sideline reporting offers unique view of horse racing


By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   There are plenty of ways to earn a paycheck on horseback but few as unique as former jockey Donna Barton Brothers’ gig. As a cantering commentator, Brothers reports from Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious events, …

KentuckyOne Health agrees to serve as title sponsor for Breeders’ Cup Festival Week


KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has agreed to become the title sponsor of the Breeders’ Cup Festival Week, which will present a broad offering of entertainment and hospitality events in support of the …

Thoroughbred Breeders’ Incentive Fund distributes over $10 million to state owners


The Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders’ Incentive Fund (KTBIF) is distributing more than $10 million in awards, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) announced Wednesday.   The KTBIF requires owners to board mares in Kentucky from the time of breeding until the …

Horses and Hope named official charity of
the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event


Horses and Hope has been named the official charity of the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. All proceeds raised for Horses and Hope will go directly toward a new mobile screening van equipped to screen for seven cancer types.   …

Senate panel OKs legislation authorizing lottery game based on live horse racing


Legislation authorizing the Kentucky Lottery to begin selling a game of chance based on live horse racing has cleared the Senate Committee on Licensing, Occupation and Administrative Regulations.   “I’ve never bought a lottery ticket in my life but maybe …

Keeneland Library Lecture Series announces spring events spotlighting people, horses


    The Keeneland Library Lecture Series returns in 2015 with a slate of events that spotlight notable horses and people in Thoroughbred racing.   Events will be held at the Keeneland Library unless otherwise noted and begin at 6:30 …

Churchill Downs moves Derby Trial off opening day, renames race to honor Pat Day


Churchill Downs Racetrack will honor two riding greats with stakes races – one renamed and another that is new – during its 2015 Spring Meet, which spans 38 days from Saturday, April 25 through Saturday, June 27.   To no …

What’s in a name? Plenty, when it comes
to horses, as early Derby contenders prove


By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   Most Kentucky Derby winners have majestic names worthy of their place in history. Others not so much.   This year’s prospects with qualifying Kentucky Derby points represent the usual array of monikers – from …

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 …