Brad Kelley

Sisterson Looking For Big Finish For Calumet Runners At Kentucky Downs

Jack Sisterson, the former University of Louisville soccer player turned horseman, could have his biggest day as a trainer on Thursday’s closing card of the RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs. As private trainer for Calumet Farm, Sisterson is running Coachwhip in the $500,000 Ramsey Farm Stakes, followed by Lexitonian in the $500,000, Grade 3 Nevada […]

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Back To Prominence: Legendary Calumet Takes Pair Of Shots At Pegasus Purse

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas is in his second iteration of adding to iconic Calumet Farm’s legacy. He’s hoping the next chapter comes with the homebred 4-year-old colt Bravazo in Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park. Calumet Farm actually has two shots in the Pegasus, with Grade 1 Cigar Mile runner-up True […]

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Sham Stakes: Giant Killer Desormeaux Sends Pair In Search Of Derby Points

John Keith Desormeaux, a David among trainers, will attempt to slay a Goliath Saturday when he sends out longshots Sueno and Easy Shot to face favored Coliseum and others in the Grade III Sham Stakes at one mile over the Santa Anita main track. The $100,000 in purse money offered is a relative afterthought. Horsemen […]

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Calumet’s Hence Surprises At 10-1 In Sunland Derby

Brad Kelley’s Calumet Farm-owned and bred sophomore Hence came away with a 3 3/4-length victory in Sunday’s G3 Sunland Derby for trainer Steve Asmussen, surprising bettors at odds of 10-1. The son of Street Boss, piloted by local rider Alfredo Juarez, Jr., covered nine furlongs in 1:48.10 on the fast main track at Sunland, earning […]

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Bal A Bali Just Up In Frank E. Kilroe Mile; Dortmund Last

The historic Calumet Farm, now owned by Brad Kelley, saw another Grade 1 victor on Saturday when Bal A Bali just got up to win the Frank E. Kilroe Mile by about a head over What A View. The 7-year-old son of Put It Back was ridden expertly by visiting jockey Javier Castellano, covering a […]

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Millionaire Mr. Z At Owner’s Calumet Farm

Ohio Derby winner Mr. Z, a 5-year-old son of Malibu Moon who has compiled over $1 million in earnings while winning two of 25 starts, has been vanned from the Oaklawn Park barn of trainer D. Wayne Lukas to owner Brad Kelley’s Calumet Farm in Lexington. Mr. Z began his career racing in the colors of Zayat Stable […]

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From ‘Ant Hills’ To Upping The Ante: The History Of Kentucky Downs

When the Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf goes to the post Saturday, Kentucky Downs president Corey Johnsen expects to reflect back on the same race a decade earlier. Johnsen and his partner Ray Reid came to Kentucky Downs for the first time to watch their Argentine champion Honey Rose run in the 2006 Ladies Turf. Johnsen […]

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Boden Named Stallion Season Sales Director, Racing Manager At Calumet Farm

Calumet Farm announced today that Charlie Boden has been appointed stallion season sales director and racing manager for the historic Lexington Ky., farm.  His duties will include managing the growing stallion division as well as overseeing the racing operation.  Boden will join general manager Eddie Kane in a renewed effort to return the historic nursery […]

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Calumet Farm Sponsoring Kentucky Downs Juvenile

Historic Calumet Farm, established in 1924 in Lexington, KY, has signed on to be title sponsor of Kentucky Downs’ premier stakes event for 2-year-olds. The $300,000 Calumet Farm Juvenile, formerly the Kentucky Downs Juvenile, will be contested on opening day, Saturday, Sept. 5. The seven-furlong contest figures to draw some of the most promising 2-year-old […]

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Woodbine presents Bloodlines: The Return of Calumet

By any measure, sportsman Brad Kelley has taken a bold position with his acquisition of Calumet Farm and with the money and energy that he has poured into that historic farm. Last year, Calumet won the Preakness Stakes with Oxbow (by Awesome Again); this year, Kelley’s Bluegrass Hall bred Saturday’s Travers Stakes winner V.E. Day […]

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