Billy Reed

Reed: Marriage Of Horseracing And Bourbon In Kentucky And At The Derby

In the inaugural year of bourbon distiller Woodford Reserve’s sponsorship of the Kentucky Derby, multiple Eclipse Award winner Billy Reed writes about the longstanding “marriage” in the Bluegrass State between horse racing and bourbon for WAVE 3 in Louisville. In particular, Reed writes, Brown-Forman, the parent company of Woodford Reserve, has had an involvement with […]

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Collmus, Ramseys Among Racing Personnel Honored By Bluegrass Sports Commission

The Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) is proud to announce Don Lane, Larry Collmus, Kenneth Ramsey, Sarah Ramsey, Billy Reed and Kim Sweazy as the winners of the sixth annual Bluegrass Sports Awards presented by Alltech. The banquet will be held Feb. 1, 2017, at the Lexington Convention Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom. “We’re excited to be celebrating […]

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Reed: How Industry Deals With ‘Serial Cheaters’ Will Determine Sport’s Fate

In a column for KY Forward, Billy Reed writes that in the wake of the controversy surrounding trainer Steve Asmussen and his former assistant, Scott Blasi, how the racing industry responds to ‘serial cheaters’ is of utmost importance. “Racing’s response must be plausible, serious, and effective,” writes Reed. “There is no more wiggle room, no […]

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AS LEADERS GO, BESHEAR IS A NON-STARTER

By Ray PaulickSo Kentucky’s governor, Democrat Steve Beshear, has called a special session of the state’s legislature, beginning June 15, to deal with what he said was a budget crisis. The news landed with a rather indifferent thud in many regions of Kentucky, in part because David Williams, the Republican Senate president, said Beshear’s reasons […]

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PAULICK PREAKNESS INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: ALEXANDRA THE GREAT?

It has been almost two weeks since Mine That Bird and jockey Calvin Borel shocked the sports world with their improbable long shot victory in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. And as with any Derby aftermath, the question lingers in the air; will this be the year we end the Triple Crown drought? If […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: FINAL POLL LOSES SOME QUALITY

In a week that should have shown little movement in the rankings of the Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment, the Paulick Derby Index has actually shown some fluctuation as co-favorite Quality Road was withdrawn from the race on Monday because of complications resulting from a quarter crack. I Want Revenge, clearly now the favorite […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: MISSING THE ‘MOUSSE

It was a weekend of much consequence for the ever-shaping Derby Trail. In the Santa Anita Derby, Pioneerof the Nile strengthened his credentials as a top pick with an impressive win while Chocolate Candy shot up four places on the Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment on the back of a strong second place finish. […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: ROAD TO TOP PAVED WITH QUALITY

After a very strong Derby prep weekend, featuring races in Dubai and Florida, several winners emerged. Quality Road for the first time makes his ascension to the top of our Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment despite having fewer first-place votes than second-place finisher Friesan Fire. His impressive win in the Florida Derby proved only […]

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PDI by AmWest Entertainment: FASHIONED GOES UP IN FIRE

We all knew a shakeup was about to occur. Rarely if ever, do the consensus horses at the top of the field continue to impress throughout the Derby prep season and this year has officially proven to be no different. Despite leaving the third-place finisher behind by eight lengths, it is hard to ignore the […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX by AmWest Entertainment: A EURO INVADER

The last slow weekend before Derby was reflected by a basic stagnation of the Paulick Derby Index by AmWest Entertainment. The only race of note this weekend, the Lane’s End Stakes, did not really produce any headlines.The winner Hold Me Back did not crack even one of our Top Ten lists this week and none […]

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