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Owner-Breeder Fipke Pledges $9.1M to Alzheimer’s Research

After learning that a longtime friend had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Canadian Thoroughbred owner-breeder Charles Fipke pledged $9.1 million for Alzheimer’s research at the University of British Columbia. CBC News reports that Fipke, a diamond miner and philanthropist, pledged … Continue reading

Former Keeneland Employee Sentenced for Tax Evasion in ATM Thefts

A former Keeneland employee who admitted receiving more than $338,000 in unreported income was sentenced to 24 months in prison. According to an article in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Larry Wilson, who maintained the 18 automated teller machines at the track, … Continue reading

O’Neill Suspended, Fined by New York Gaming Commission

Trainer Doug O’Neill was suspended 45 days and fined $10,000 by the New York Gaming Commission after one of his horses tested positive for Oxazepam after a race at Belmont Park in June 2013. The Daily Racing Form reports that … Continue reading

Junior Alvarado Suspended for Gold Cup Ride; Plans To Appeal

According to tweets from the Daily Racing Form‘s David Grening, jockey Junior Alvarado has received notification that he will be suspended for 15 days for his ride aboard Moreno in the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday. Alvarado was disqualified … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Survivors To Be Honored at Belmont Park

In conjunction with the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the New York Racing Association will be publicly recognizing the courage of breast cancer survivors at Belmont Park on Saturday. Honorees, who consist of New York Racing Association employees, members … Continue reading

Report: Jockey Club Fires Media Executive Ken Adelson

Ken Adelson, the executive producer for television and media for The Jockey Club’s Media Ventures subsidiary, has been fired by the organization, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. Adelson, a former NBA television executive, was hired by … Continue reading

Jockey Lori Wydick Notches 1,500th Career Victory

In a career that has spanned over the course of 30 years, Lori Wydick gracefully recorded her 1,500th career win Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Indiana Grand. The Ohio native guided Reflector to victory on the turf in the five furlong … Continue reading

Desormeaux Remains Hospitalized With Rib, Lung Injuries

Jockey Kent Desormeaux remained hospitalized Tuesday with a fractured rib and a bruised lung after being kicked by a horse on Sunday at Santa Anita. According to the Daily Racing Form, Desormeaux will be sidelined indefinitely as a result of … Continue reading

Memory of Kentucky Veterinarian’s Wife Lives on After Fatal Accident

The equine world took a few moments to remember Christine Brown, wife of veterinarian Dr. Stuart Brown last week, a year after her death in a riding accident. Brown’s 6-year-old Canadian Sport Horse named Mr. Poppers strutted his way to third place … Continue reading

Banke, Haggin Named to Keeneland’s Advisory Board of Directors

Stonestreet Farm owner Barbara R. Banke and prominent horseman Ben Haggin have been chosen as the newest members of Keeneland’s Advisory Board of Directors. Banke and Haggin will begin their service at the Advisory Board meeting held this fall. The … Continue reading