Greg Hall

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Blended’ Friendship, Hometown Dreams

There’s a small town in Kentucky called Tompkinsville, nestled into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains just north of the Tennessee border. A decline in the local garment industry hit the area hard over the past several decades, and a striking 30 percent of the approximately 2,000 locals live at or below the poverty line. […]

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Blended Citizen Up The Rail For Jeff Ruby Steaks Victory

Greg Hall and Sayjay Racing (Steve Young)’s Blended Citizen finished with a strong drive up the rail to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks by a head at Turfway Park, earning 20 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The sophomore son of Proud Citizen, ridden by Kyle Frey for trainer Doug O’Neill, […]

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Report: Keeneland Hosting 2015 Breeders’ Cup; ’16 to Santa Anita, ’17 at Del Mar

Greg Hall in the Louisville Courier-Journal is reporting that the Breeders’ Cup board of directors has approved a three-year host site plan that will bring the two-day championships to Keeneland race course in Lexington, Ky., for the first time in 2015, followed by a 2016 return to Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., then move […]

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Follow the John Veitch hearing live via Twitter

Ray is off this week so we thought we’d lean on another veteran Kentucky racing journalist to bring our audience a chance to follow the hearings going on at the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The Courier-Journal’s Greg Hall is at the hearing for Kentucky steward John Veitch and his handling of the Life At Ten […]

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KY SLOTS BILL HEADED FOR A STALEMATE?

In what can’t be an uplifting article for industry folks in Kentucky, Greg Hall of the Courier-Journal writes that slots moving through the legislature is a 50-1 shot in 2010. Instead, Hall seems to conclude the only real chance to get slots done in Kentucky is through a constitutional amendment proposed by Sen. Damon Thayer, […]

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