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New land acquired for public use by hunters and anglers, expected to be open in August

  Bald eagle’s nest (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)   The Kentucky River Wildlife Management Area just grew by more than a third in size.   Earlier this month, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources completed its 18-month-long effort to acquire the 926-acre property of Stephen Boone in Henry County. It is located along KY 389 about three miles north of Gratz.   “What...

Liane Crossley: Belmont features rematch between morning line favorite Orb, Oxbow

A field of 14 has been entered for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in the New York City suburbs. Kentucky Derby winner Orb is the 3-to-1 morning line favorite in the third jewel of the Triple Crown.   Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow and Derby runner-up Golden Soul are among his rivals in the 1 ½-mile race that will be televised on NBC starting at 5 p.m. Post time is 6:20 p.m.   One...

Seth Kochera: Derby trail will heat up in next three weeks with high-point races on tap

In last weekend’s races, relatively unproven prospects jockeyed for position on the Derby trail.   In the Spiral Stakes (Grade 3) at Turfway Park it was Black Onyx (Rock Hard Ten) who pulled the upset. In the race itself, local hero Mac the Man (El Corredor) asserted himself at the front and was caught just entering the final bend by Taken by the Storm (Stormy Atlantic) and Black Onyx. Those...