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Kentucky Derby Museum’s Fan Fest Celebrates 100 Years Of Triple Crown

The Kentucky Derby Museum proudly kicks off Derby week with our 4th annual Fan Fest Presented by Watson’s. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of the Triple Crown, from Sir Barton to Justify. A panel discussion moderated by leading TVG racing analyst, Caton Bredar, will feature Justify’s jockey, Mike Smith, trainer Bob Baffert and […]

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Carroll, Rosner Receive Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award For Biography On Hirsch Jacobs And Stymie

Veteran journalists Linda Carroll and David Rosner have been named joint recipients of the 13th annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, presented by Castleton Lyons. The winners were announced at an evening reception on April 10th in the Ryan family’s historic Castleton Lyons stallion barn, near Lexington, Ky. Carroll and Rosner won for Out of […]

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McCarthy, Torres Transported To Local Trauma Center After Scary Laurel Park Spill

During Friday’s sixth race at Laurel Park, jockey Trevor McCarthy’s mount “Tuffy’s Way” broke down just before the quarter pole and set off a scary three-horse collision. Unable to avoid her was the pair of Lucky Dilly and jockey Horacio Karamanos; they fell over top of Tuffy’s Way and McCarthy. Alluring Prospect and Rosario Montanez […]

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‘Blue-Collar’ Li’l Roc To Serve As Ellis Park’s Paddock Analyst

You probably won’t know Ellis Park’s new paddock analyst by his real name: Robert O’Connor III. On the racetrack, where the 24-year-old Louisvillian has been a fixture since he was a kid, the son of trainer Rob O’Connor II has been known as Li’l Rocco, Li’l Roc or Rocco. His Facebook name is Rocco O’Connor. […]

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Caton Bredar Steps In As Guest Analyst For Ellis Park Opener

Caton Bredar, the nationally prominent racing broadcaster and handicapper, will be guest paddock analyst for Ellis Park’s opening card Sunday. Bredar also will do on-track pre-race analysis for Ellis Park’s three biggest stakes days: the Aug. 5 Kentucky Downs Preview Day, featuring four $100,000 turf stakes positioned as launching pads to Kentucky Downs’ big-money stakes; […]

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‘So Grateful’: After Public Outcry, Churchill Offers Credential To Bredar

After racing fans reacted with disgust to the news that freelance television analyst Caton Bredar had been denied a media credential to the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs management has reversed its decision. Bredar, who works as an independent contractor for Twinspires competitor TVG, said she received a call over the weekend from Kevin Flanery, Churchill […]

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Churchill Downs Denies Derby Media Credential To Longtime Broadcaster Caton Bredar

For the first time in 18 years, longtime racing analyst Caton Bredar will not appear on Louisville’s WAVE 3 News during Kentucky Derby week. Bredar was informed Wednesday by WAVE 3 News that the station had been told by Churchill Downs officials she would not be approved for media credentials to cover the event because […]

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Sasscer Hill’s ‘Flamingo Road’ Wins 12th Annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award

Lynda Sasscer Hill has been named winner of the 12th Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award for her mystery novel Flamingo Road. The announcement was made during an April 19 evening reception at the Ryan family’s Castleton Lyons near Lexington, Ky. The author, a former amateur steeplechase jockey who writes under the name Sasscer Hill, bred, owned, and […]

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Keeneland Handicapping Tips To Be Delivered Via Twitter During 2017 Fall Meet

Keeneland will launch a new Twitter handle for the 2017 Fall Meet, @BetKeeneland, dedicated to providing on-demand content to horseplayers and a Handicapper of the Day series featuring a unique benevolent aspect benefitting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). “The @BetKeeneland handle is an exciting mix of traditional and cutting edge designed to deliver real-time […]

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McGraw Wins Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award for “Here Comes Exterminator”

Eliza McGraw has won the 11th annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award for her masterful equine biography “Here Comes Exterminator! The Longshot Horse, the Great War, and the Making of an American Hero.” McGraw, who has written for the New York Times and Washington Post, and who previously authored two acclaimed academic books, received a […]

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