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Dramedy outduels My Afleet in deep stretch to take Keeneland’s Elkhorn Stakes by a neck

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  The John James Revocable Trust’s Dramedy survived an early duel with My Afleet and then held off a cavalry charge of challengers in deep stretch to win the 30th running of the $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn by a neck before …

Deceptive Vision rallies late, corrals Lunar Surge in Doubledogdare Stakes at Keeneland

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  Sam-Son Farm’s Deceptive Vision edged an unlucky Lunar Surge by a head to win the 21st running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) for fillies and mares before a Friday afternoon crowd of 17,065.   Trained by Malcolm …

Longshot Analog Girl outduels Canny Nanny to capture Wild Aire Purse at Keeneland

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Baumann Stables’ Analog Girl outdueled Canny Nanny by a neck to win Thursday’s $62,000 featured Wild Aire Purse for fillies and mares before a crowd of 8,457. (Click here for a replay of the race.)   Trained by Kellyn Gorder …

Famed 1,200-acre Mereworth Farm continues to make history as Thoroughbred sanctuary

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Mereworth Farm, a 1,200-acre tract of Bluegrass used for generations as a nursery for over 170 stakes-winning Thoroughbreds, is continuing to make history as a sanctuary for unwanted equines and retired racehorses.   Officially christened in 1924 by Walter J. …

Night Prowler collars favored Luck of the Kitten late to capture Transylvania Stakes

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  Paul Pompa Jr.’s homebred Night Prowler got up in the final strides to edge favored Luck of the Kitten by a neck to win the 27th running of the $100,000 Transylvania Presented by Keeneland Select for 3-year-olds before a …

Kentucky Oaks runner-up My Miss Sophia heads field entered for Doubledogdare Stakes

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  Alpha Delta Stables’ My Miss Sophia, runner-up to champion Untapable in last year’s Longines Kentucky Oaks, heads a field of nine fillies and mares entered Tuesday for Friday’s 21st running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare, to be run …

Likely Derby favorite American Pharoah ready to begin training at Churchill Downs

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  Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah, fresh off a dominant eight-length victory in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park, completed an uneventful journey from the Hot Springs, Ark. track to Churchill Downs Monday, where he stepped off a van …

International Museum of the Horse gets two Derby symbols donated: a ticket and a rose

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Emmy Winner and two-time Academy Award nominee James R. Messenger is donating two iconic symbols of horse racing to the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park – Secretariat owner Penny Chenery’s ticket to the 99th Kentucky …

Horses and Hope named official charity
of 2015 Kentucky Reining Cup April 24-25

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  Horses and Hope, a breast cancer initiative of the Office of Kentucky’s First Lady and the Kentucky Cancer Program, has been named the official charity of the 2015 Kentucky Reining Cup.   The Kentucky Reining Cup returns to the …

Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Zara Phillips to compete at Three-Day Event

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  Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter – Zara Phillips – will make her debut appearance at the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event April 23-26 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.   Phillips entered High Kingdom, the horse on whom she won …

Miss Ella emerges from midstretch scramble to capture 30th Adena Springs Beaumont

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  Jack Swain III’s Miss Ella emerged from a three-horse scramble in midstretch to win the 30th running of the $250,000 Adena Springs Beaumont for 3-year-old fillies by 2½ lengths over Divine Dawn before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 19,008. …

Record crowd sees Ball Dancing pull away late to capture Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland

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  W.S. Farish and F. Steve Mooney’s Ball Dancing surged to the lead in the upper stretch and powered away to a 2½-length victory over Filimbi in the 27th running of the $300,000 Jenny Wiley for fillies and mares on …

Breeders’ Cup, NBC announce television schedule for ‘Win and You’re In’ series

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The Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports Group announced the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In” television schedule featuring 18 of the best Challenge races leading to the World Championships from top racetracks across the United States.   …

Kitten’s Queen stays perfect for the season, goes the distance in Summer Wind Purse

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Before 7,811 fans, Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Kitten’s Queen took the lead at the start from her inside post position and never trailed in winning Thursday’s featured $68,000 Summer Wind Purse for fillies and mares.   (Click here for a …

Lovely Maria, I’m a Chatterbox poised to provide Jones with third Kentucky Oaks win

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  By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   In his early days of training racehorses in Western Kentucky, Larry Jones said he never imagined winning prestigious races.   “When I started, all I wanted was to win at Ellis Park and …