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TOBA to hold two educational clinics and its members meeting in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.


  The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding two educational events, as well as its annual Members Meeting, in Saratoga Springs, New York the first week of August.   Monday, August 4: Pedigree and Conformation Clinic at Fasig-Tipton Sales …

Kentucky Horse Park the site for 2014 FEI North America Junior Championships


The first day of competition at the 2014 Adequan FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships kicked off at the Kentucky Horse Park, with dressage riders taking to the Rolex Stadium.   Region 7 and Region 1 proved unbeatable …

Horses as Therapy: Life Adventure Center’s equine programming reaches veterans, others


  By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   Horses are revered as therapy, packaged in a half-ton of brute strength. Their magical calming effect is used in specialized programs for people with emotional or physical limitations and in casual settings for …

New Vocations receives ASPCA grant
for racing thoroughbred aftercare


  New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced this week that a grant has been awarded by the the www.aspca.org”>American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to aid the non-profit program in rehabilitating Thoroughbreds retiring from the racetrack.   …

Kentucky Horse Council announces
election of four new board officers


The Kentucky Horse Council elected a new President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary at its July 14 Board Meeting. The elections include Kathy Hopkins – President, Erin Woodall – Vice President, Becky Cox – Treasurer, and Madelyn Millard – Secretary. …

Kentucky Downs will feature turf course, rail renovations for five-day September race meet


  The purchase of a world class turf rail and a number of other course improvements are underway for the 2014 Kentucky Downs live race meet which begins on Saturday, September 6. The five-day season, which will offer a daily …

Summer Youth Employment students to learn about horse careers in state at Ky. Horse Park


  Nearly 75 students in Lexington’s Summer Youth Employment Program will see unique and varied careers associated with Kentucky’s horse industry in an Equine Career Day visit to the Kentucky Horse Park on July 17.   A public-private partnership between …

Trainer LoPresti relieved after Wise Dan returns for first breeze since colic surgery


Two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan turned in his first breeze since colic surgery Friday at Keeneland and his trainer said all went well.   “Couldn’t ask for anything better for his first breeze,” Charlie LoPresti said after …

U.S. Pony Club celebrates 60 years of equine education at Kentucky Horse Park festival


  The United States Pony Clubs Inc. will be celebrating 60 years in equine education at the 11th triennial Festival to take place July 14-21, 2014, at the Kentucky Horse Park. It is anticipated that over 5,000 members, their families, …

Lexington Junior League Charity Horse
Show begins weeklong run at The Red Mile


  The best of the Saddlebreds will be featured this week in the 78th annual Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show.   The event will be held from Monday through Saturday, July 7-12, at The Red Mile.   The event …

Partnership provides 150 students chance
to experience working in horse industry


  About 150 students in the Summer Youth Employment Program in Lexington will get to observe the unique and varied careers associated with Kentucky’s horse industry this summer, thanks to a public-private partnership.   Partners for Youth and Equestrian Events, …

Standing Out: Rare white Thoroughbreds pique curiosity, command celebrity status


  By Liane Crossley Kyforward correspondent   White Thoroughbreds have a certain allure. Reminiscent of mythical unicorns and The Lone Ranger’s legendary Silver, the ivory beauties stand out among their peers.   Paul and Berva Megson and their family became …

Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton leaders say U.S companies leading on anabolic steroids issue


The recent announcement by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) of its enhanced, zero-tolerance policy toward the use of anabolic steroids has generated a response from the Keeneland Association and Fasig-Tipton Company Inc. about the integrity of Thoroughbreds sold by major …

Horses and Hope ambassador takes breast cancer awareness to two events in Germany


  Kentucky’s Horses and Hope is going international.   Champion equestrian and Horses and Hope Pink Stable member Misdee Wrigley Miller will spread the message of breast cancer awareness as she competes later this week in two European Equestrian World …

Churchill Downs enjoys near record attendance, wagering for Spring Meet


Churchill Downs concluded its 140th Spring Meet on Sunday after 38 days of racing highlighted by spectacular renewals of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby (Grade I); the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (GI); the unveiling of the track’s spectacular $12 …