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Former Maine professor Peterson taking over as director of UK Ag Equine Program

By Holly Wiemers Special to KyForward Mick Peterson has been named director of the University of Kentucky’s Ag Equine Programs, the multidisciplinary program that serves as a gateway to all equine activities in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and Dickson Professor of Equine Science and Management. He will start January 2017. In addition to leading UK Ag Equine Programs, Peterson...

Thoroughbred Charities of America to honor Bourbon Lane Stable, Jockey Club’s incentive program

Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Bourbon Lane Stable with the Allaire duPont Leadership Award and The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) with the TCA Industry Service Award at the 26th Annual Select Stallion Season Auction on Saturday, January 9 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. “Bourbon Lane Stable and the Thoroughbred Incentive Program have made tremendous contributions...

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

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 Wednesday, July 8.   The summit brings together a wide range of professionals and stakeholders in the industry to discuss relevant...

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

Racehorses registered as white are becoming more prevalent but are still rare. (Photo by John Engelhardt/Belterra Park)   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 so charmed...

Optimistic outlook for breeders in Kentucky boosts Thoroughbred industry confidence

After the breeding slump that followed the downturn of the American economy in the last several years, EquiNews reports there is cautious optimism supported by numbers from 2012 and 2013. Some states have seen more breeding gains than others, but overall the outlook is positive.   Because Kentucky has traditionally been at the forefront of the Thoroughbred industry, growth in this state may boost...