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Georgetown’s Nevills gets Eclipse Award for heartfelt story on the closing of Mount Pleasant Meadows

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor Hallandale Beach, FL. – Joe Nevills of Georgetown, KY, was presented the Eclipse Award for Feature/Commentary Writing Thursday for his entry “Biting The Dust: A Long Goodbye to Mount Pleasant Meadows,” written for the Paulick Report on July 22. Joe Nevills of Georgetown, KY, bloodstock editor for the Paulick Report, took home the 2019 Eclipse Award...

2001 Horse of the Year Point Given retired from stud duty, to join Kentucky Horse Park Hall of Champions

Thoroughbred champion Point Given has been retired from stud duty at Calumet Farm and is set to join the Kentucky Horse Park’s Hall of Champions in the spring of 2018, becoming the fifth Horse of the Year to occupy the famous barn. The 19-year-old son of Thunder Gulch won six Grade 1 races, including two legs of the 2001 Triple Crown, the Preakness and Belmont Stakes. For his efforts, he received...

During time away from track, Wise Dan resting on his laurels – and deservedly so

Wise Dan won the Shadwell Turf Mile Oct. 6 at Keeneland and five other races including the Breeders’ Cup Mile in 2012 and is likely to be crowned with Horse of the Year honors as the nation’s best racehorse. (Photos by Z/Keeneland.)   By Liane Crossley KyForward contributor   Wise Dan is a homebody. While most Thoroughbred racehorses migrate to seasonal meetings throughout the country,...