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Churchill Downs back in action, will make up lost weather days by increasing daily race card

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  Following back-to-back cancellations due to a frozen racetrack, racing at Churchill Downs Racetrack will resume Friday with its regularly-scheduled 10-race program.   “Our superb track maintenance team has diligently worked around the clock to ensure that we have a …

Winter chill forces Churchill Downs to cancel live racing program for second successive day

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  An early blast of winter weather that has sent temperatures plummeting into the teens with sub-zero wind chills prompted Churchill Downs Racetrack to cancel its live racing program scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19.   As a result of the …

Southern Lights Holiday Festival: Top 100 event returns to the Kentucky Horse Park

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  A family tradition in Kentucky, the Southern Lights holiday festival, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc., returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Nov. 21-Dec. 31. More than 115,000 individuals in more than 27,000 vehicles attend Southern …

Six-time Olympian Mary King to present clinics to Transylvania equestrian team

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Six-Time Olympian Mary King will provide two clinics this weekend to Transylvania University’s equestrian team that will also be open to the public.   Both clinics will be open to the public and will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. …

International equine welfare charity the Brooke names Nicholson, Lunn to board

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The world’s largest international equine welfare charity, the Brooke, is announcing the appointment of two new members to its U.S. board of directors. Dr. Paul Lunn, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University, and John …

Keeneland Association, Cross Gate Gallery co-sponsor second annual Sporting Art Auction

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  Fine sporting art, American paintings and sculpture by world-renowned artists will be featured at the second annual Sporting Art Auction, set for Wednesday, beginning at 4 p.m. in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion.   The auction, which features 175 high-quality …

Jill and Dundee, a story with a happy ending for racehorse looking for new meaning in life

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  By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   When the right rider meets the right horse, something magical happens. And when the right horse is one looking to make its way into a new life, the story becomes a real-life fairy …

Keeneland Breeding Stock Sale report: ‘Every aspect of the market showed great strength’

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Keeneland closed its November Breeding Stock Sale, the world’s premier sale of its kind, on Friday with all indicators validating a revitalized Thoroughbred market: healthy trade that generated solid gains, including a record-equaling median; the sale of 18 seven-figure horses, …

With one day remaining, Keeneland Breeding Stock Sale enjoying a 3.9 percent increase

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  Songs and Sonnets, a winning daughter of Unbridled’s Song in foal to Alternation, sold for $115,000 to top Thursday’s session of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale.   Cumulatively, 2,350 horses have sold for $204,830,100 during the first 10 days …

History-making jockey Napravnik honored
in ceremony at Churchill Downs Saturday

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  Recently retired jockey Rosie Napravnik, who made history at Churchill Downs by becoming the first and only female rider in the 140-year history of the track to win the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), will be honored …

Colt by Pioneerof the Nile tops ninth session of Breeding Stock Sale; prices up four percent

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  A weanling colt by Pioneerof the Nile sold to C. J. E. Stable for $85,000, the highest amount spent on a horse at Wednesday’s ninth session of Keeneland’s 71st November Breeding Stock Sale during a day of across-the-board increases. …

Breeders’ Incentive Fund proving to be both successful and a job-creator for Kentucky

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  When it comes to breeding of thoroughbred horses, industry statistics show Kentucky bred nearly six times the number of mares in 2014 as its top competitor of Florida – and is offering breeder incentives to help make that possible. …

A father’s story about the love of the horse, a heart of a champion – and overcoming odds

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  By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   Of the many definitions of the word “champion,” all point to a person who has reached the top in his or her respective sport.   But champions don’t necessarily have to be famous …

Sale of Speightstown colt for $340,000 spurs November Breeding Sale past last year’s total

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The strong market continued at Keeneland on Tuesday when gross receipts of $197,747,400 through eight sessions of the 11-day November Breeding Stock Sale surpassed total sales of $197,189,000 recorded for 2013’s entire 10-day auction.   Through eight days of the …

Grade 2 winner Central Banker goes for $400,000 during Breeding Stock Sale

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  Grade 2 winner Central Banker will enter stud next year in New York at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, which purchased the 4-year-old son of Speightstown for $400,000 during Monday’s seventh session of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, the highest …