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CDI/Keeneland Partnership Awarded New Racing License In Kentucky

WKY LLC., a partnership between Churchill Downs, Inc. and Keeneland, has edged Caesars Entertainment and Kentucky Downs in a three-way war for a new racing license in Kentucky. In a special meeting on Friday afternoon, a majority of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted to award the dates to WKY, with three commissioners dissenting. The […]

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Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: Stonerside Helped Deliver On McNairs’ Lofty Goals

It isn’t uncommon in the Thoroughbred business for a newcomer to arrive on the scene, bank account loaded from another business, with their checkbook out and ambitions set on winning some of America’s best races. It is a little uncommon for such a newcomer to actually accomplish their goals in short order. Stonerside Farm saw […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Homeister ‘Still On Go’ In Retirement

Rosemary Homeister Jr. may have hung up her racing saddle, but she hasn’t slowed down. If anything, she’s living in double time. When she’s not taking care of her daughter Victoria or putting together a marketing plan, you might find Homeister taking or teaching a boxing class or sharing her thoughts on meal planning. “Racing’s […]

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Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: European Imports Left Their Mark At Idle Hour Stock Farm

It’s not unusual, when you look at one of Kentucky’s historic Thoroughbred farms, to find the land has changed hands through the ages. Each new owner brings a little of their own flair to the operation; bloodlines and business plans change. There is something of an exception on one piece of property along Old Frankfort […]

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Euro Invader Expert Eye Flies Late Under Dettori To Capture Breeders’ Cup Mile

The Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile finish was a thriller for spectators at Churchill Downs Saturday, but it also proved a nail-biter for Sir Michael Stoute, trainer of victor Expert Eye (GB). Expert Eye and Frankie Dettori were shuffled farther back than is typical for the 3-year-old colt. The pair were fourth from last going […]

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Extra, Extra: Newspaperofrecord (IRE) Gives Brown Fourth Juvenile Fillies Turf Win In Five Years

Newspaperofrecord (IRE) left no doubters Friday as she left a formidable European field behind in the stretch of the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Friday. After taking command going into the first turn, jockey Irad Ortiz never looked back, keeping the filly well in hand into the top of the stretch and […]

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Jack Van Berg Back In The Winner’s Circle: Horse Named After Trainer Breaks His Maiden At Churchill

The first Breeders’ Cup races haven’t even gone to the post yet, and already there have been happy tears in the Churchill Downs winner’s circle. A 2-year-old colt named Jack Van Berg broke his maiden in the second race on the Breeders’ Cup Friday undercard, decisively drawing away from Captain Von Trapp in the stretch. […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Trainer View

Fans have fond memories of many legendary performances in the Breeders’ Cup, but how many have wondered what those races looked like to trainers of the winners? Bob Baffert, Shug McGaughey, and Mark Casse gathered to share their Breeders’ Cup memories earlier this week at Equestricon, and they revealed a few things fans may not […]

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A Horsewoman Through And Through: Bellocq’s Courage Reflects Her Devotion To The Sport

On Wednesday evening, longtime horsewoman Martine Bellocq received the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters’ Bill Mooney Award for “displaying courage in the face of tremendous adversity” – a salute to her well-documented bravery during the wildfire which ripped through San Luis Rey Downs in Bonsall, Calif., last December. As has been detailed extensively in newspaper […]

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Barn Buddies Presented By Doc’s Products: In Rubley’s Barn, Cats Aren’t The Only Defense Against Mice

Cats get all the credit for rodent control in the barn, but when are goats going to get a little credit? During a visit to trainer Kelly Rubley’s Fair Hill barn this summer, I realized mouse prevention is a team effort. Yes, Pudgy the cat (a friendly fellow with a star-quality gray coat who comes […]

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