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Keeneland’s ‘most memorable’ season will include 23 stakes races, six Grade 1 events

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  Keeneland will be the focus of the racing world in October when the track presents 23 stakes worth a total of $5,975,000 in purse money during its 2015 Fall Meet, to be held Oct. 2-24, and the special three-day …

Kentucky Horse Park set to host series
of premier show hunter/jumper events

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  The Kentucky Horse Park is gearing up for a summer of premier competition at the 2015 Kentucky Summer Series.   The series features four weeks of premier hunter/jumper events. Both the Kentucky Summer Horse Show, set for July 22-26, …

Dreams of color fulfilled for connections of unusually marked race horse Koda Chrome

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  By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   Thoroughbred racehorse Koda Chrome might not know he is special but his people and admirers certainly do. The three-year-old colt gained plenty of attention when he made his career debut at Belterra Park …

Mystery Solved: Rescue horse dubbed Lady Jane finally identified, thanks to donors, fans

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  They mystery identity of a mare saved from a kill pen four years ago and delivered to Our Mims Retirement Haven has been solved, thanks to donors and fans who paid for research recently completed by The Jockey Club. …

After ‘great experience,’ Triple Crown champ American Pharoah departs Churchill Downs

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  Zayat Stables’ Triple Crown champion American Pharoah departed Churchill Downs on Thursday en route to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s Southern California base at Santa Anita.   The 3-year-old homebred son of Pioneerof the Nile walked out of …

Mascots at the Museum: Real race horses greet visitors to Kentucky Derby Museum

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  By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   For some horses, being a ham is part of their jobs. For others, it is their job.   For superstar American Pharoah, mugging for cameras is a sidelight to being a Triple Crown …

Grand ‘Old Latonia’ Racecourse set records during glory days, credited with first $2 bet

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  Amid the excitement of American Pharoah becoming the 12th Triple Crown winner at historic Belmont Park, James C. Claypool, professor emeritus at Northern Kentucky University, took a quick look back at Latonia Racecourse in Covington, where Kentucky Derby and …

Jockey Club’s sixth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit set for Keeneland in July

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Presentations on race track surfaces, jockey safety, horsemanship courses and the Equine Injury Database will be spotlighted when the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and The Jockey Club hold the sixth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit at Keeneland on …

Stephen Foster Handicap favorite Lea looking for automatic spot in Breeders’ Cup Classic

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  The 2015 Breeders’ Cup Challenge series on NBC Sports stops at Churchill Downs this Saturday night for “Downs after Dark,” featuring the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap, the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis and an appearance by the 12th …

KentuckyOne Health Breeders’ Cup Festival Week announces events, calls for volunteers

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The committee charged with building a festival to surround the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland has announced week of programming for racing fans and all of Lexington   See the PDF BC Festival Events for a calendar of …

Churchill Downs increases purses for overnight races due to record wagering

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  Record Kentucky Derby and Oaks Week wagering and favorable results on daily racing programs at Churchill Downs since the opening week of the current spring meet have enabled the track to announce an immediate 10 percent increase in daily …

Ogden Phipps announces he will resign as chairman of The Jockey Club after 32 years

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Ogden Mills (Dinny) Phipps, who has served as the chairman of The Jockey Club for the past 32 years, announced Monday that he will resign his chairmanship, effective Aug. 8, 2015.   The Jockey Club’s board of stewards will meet …

Back at Churchill Downs, Triple Crown champ American Pharoah rests, meets adoring fans

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  Fewer than 24 hours after his tour de force triumph in the Belmont Stakes that made him racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978, Zayat Stables LLC’s American Pharoah was back at Churchill Downs and resting in his familiar …

Veteran jockey Ouzts moves win total to 6,470, ties Fires for 11th all-time at Belterra

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Veteran jockey Perry Ouzts became the 11th leading rider in the history of racing on Sunday when he rode See Through to victory in the final race of the day at Belterra Park.   His victory total of 6,470 equaled …

Billy Reed: American Pharoah has the right stuff, completes historic Triple Crown sweep

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  Even now, when the sport is long past its prime, thoroughbred racing can still put a grip on people’s hearts that no other game can. Did you hear that incredible roar that accompanied American Pharoah down the stretch at …