Lady Eli breezes at Palm Meadows on Feb. 18
Lady Eli, Miss Temple City Grace Palm Meadows Turf In First Works Of 2017

Both Eclipse Award finalists and multiple Grade 1 winners, female turf stars Miss Temple City and Lady Eli had their first workouts of 2017 on Saturday. According to, the two mares both worked over three furlongs on the Palm Meadows training center turf course. Lady Eli, most recently a heart-wrenching second in the Breeders’ […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Bluegrass State Shines In 2016

Kentucky-breds once again had a banner year in 2016 as they led the way among winners of North American Graded Stakes and Grade 1 winners. Compared with the previous year, the Bluegrass State was far ahead of other locales in producing horses that won at the highest level. For 2016, there were a total of […]

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Ken Ramsey and son, Jeff lead in Sandbar after winning their 400th race at Churchill Downs
Ramsey To Downsize Operation: ‘It’s Kind Of Gotten Out Of Control’

Ken Ramsey, the winningest owner in Kentucky history and an accomplished breeder, has begun the process of dramatically downsizing his Thoroughbred operation with the intention of reducing his stock by more than 50 percent. Ken and his wife, Sarah, have 630 horses as part of a massive racing and breeding operation centered at Ramsey Farm […]

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Keeneland morning scene barn groom hotwalker
Update: Barns At Turfway, Keeneland Released From Quarantine For EHV-1

Kentucky’s Office of the State Veterinarian released the following update to the EHV-1 quarantine situation in Kentucky Friday:  Keeneland’s training center barn on Rice Road that has remained under quarantine, is today (February 10, 2017) released from the quarantine and all associated restrictions. Testing of this barn’s population of horses that had been exposed to […]

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Sweet Loretta (inside) and jockey Javier Castellano and Pretty City Dancer (gray, outside) and jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. dead-heat to win the Spinaway (Gr I)
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Developing Young Talent

One of final lists compiled each year is one that looks at the top five trainers for the year on the American Graded Stakes Standings, and how well they fared with 2-year-olds – not just how many juvenile graded stakes winners each trainer had, but also where those horses were rated on the Experimental Free […]

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View of a barn at the HighPointe Farm and Training Center in LaGrange, Kentucky
EHV-1 Kentucky Update: HighPointe Training Center Barn Released From Quarantine

According to a release from the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s office, the barn at the HighPointe Farm and Training Center in Oldham County has officially been released from quarantine. The quarantine was initiated on Jan. 11, 2017, when one horse tested positive for the non-nuerologic strain of the equine herpesvirus. That horse, which did not demonstrate […]

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A. P. Indian (Indian Charlie) and jockey Joe Bravo win the Forego (Gr I) at Saratoga. A.P. Indian is out of a mare by A.P. Indy
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Leading Broodmare Sires

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve taken a look at the leaders of different divisions of the American Graded Stakes Standings of 2016. This week, we’ll look at broodmare sires. The stallions that ranked among the top five broodmare sires of AGS winners are familiar names, although a couple may come as a surprise. […]

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Geoffrey Russell (left) accepting the Wild Geese Award from Enda Stanley of Derrinstown Stud
Russell Honored By Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association

Keeneland Director of Sales Operations Geoffrey Russell was honored with the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association’s (ITBA) 2016 Wild Geese Award at its National Breeding and Racing Awards ceremony on Jan. 28 at The Heritage Killenard. ITBA Chairman Stephen Collins said the Wild Geese Award is an acknowledgement “to one of our own who has flown […]

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Sweet Loretta (rail) and Pretty City Dancer finish in a dead heat in the G1 Spinaway
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Tapit Once More

Gainesway Farm’s Tapit had yet another tremendous year in 2016, topping the general sire list with over $19 million in earnings. The 16-year-old stallion also came out on top on the American Graded Stakes Standings sire list with 14 individual winners that captured a total of 24 graded stakes races. Tapit was the sire of […]

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Kentucky EHV-1 Update: Four New Positives At Keeneland; None At Turfway

The following update was issued by KY State Veterinarian Rusty Ford on Jan. 26: KEENELAND – Rice Road Training Center Testing of samples collected on 1/25/17 from horses in both barns has been completed and reported. The testing did identify a second positive horse in the first barn, bringing the total EHV1 ‘wild strain’ positive […]

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