Josephine Abercrombie

Josephine Abercrombie Named Thoroughbred Club Of America’s Honor Guest

Josephine Abercrombie has been selected by the Board of Directors of the Thoroughbred Club of America as the 2018 Honor Guest, Club President W. Gray Lyster IV announced Thursday. Ms. Abercrombie will be honored by the Club at its 87th Testimonial Dinner at Keeneland Race Course on Friday evening, September 28. “The Thoroughbred Club of […]

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After 37th ‘Little Kentucky Derby,’ 10 Lexington School Families Have Rooting Interest In Big Race

The Lexington School in Lexington, Ky., will host the 37th running of the Little Kentucky Derby Friday morning as preschool students ages 3 through 5 make a “run for the roses” Lexington School style. This year, half of the real Kentucky Derby horses are connected in some way with Lexington School families – 10 out of 20 […]

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Abercrombie’s Gift Of Education Keeps On Giving…And Giving

Out of town visitors for this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup probably know that Lexington and the Central Kentucky region is known for it national championship college basketball teams, smooth bourbon and fast Thoroughbreds. What they probably haven’t heard is that Lexington also sets high standards for education. Just recently, The Lexington School, which has programs designed […]

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Alternation to Stand for $7,500 in 2014

Pin Oak Stud announced that the 2014 stud fee for multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Alternation will be $7,500 live foal, stands and nurses. “We are pleased to offer this son of Distorted Humor from one of Ms. Abercrombie’s most successful families,” commented farm manager Clifford Barry.  “He is very attractive and is being well-received.” The […]

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Multiple graded stakes winner Alternation eyes Governor’s Cup at Remington Park

The Remington Park Thoroughbred Season Opening Weekend covers Aug. 10 & 11. The second day of that set features the $200,000 Governor’s Cup Stakes, which has drawn heightened interest from the camp of multiple graded stakes winner Alternation. Owned by Josephine Abercrombie’s Pin Oak Stable of Versailles, Ky., Alternation rattled off four straight stakes wins to start 2012. […]

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Pin Oak Stud sets 2012 stud fees

Josephine Abercrombie’s Pin Oak Stud in Versailles, Ky., announced 2012 stud fees for its stallion roster. All fees are live foal, fee payable Oct. 1 of year bred. Bob and John (by Seeking the Gold):  $7,500Broken Vow (by Unbridled): $25,000Cowboy Cal  (by Giant’s Causeway): $7,500Sky Classic  (by Nijinsky II): $10,000 For further information, contact Pin […]

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By Frank Mitchell Saturday’s Kentucky Derby winner, Super Saver, is from the next-to-last crop of champion Maria’s Mon and was produced by a mare descending from the First Family of American Thoroughbred Breeding, the imported French-bred mare La Troienne. Those are serious pedigree credentials, although nothing too unusual for the stock produced annually at […]

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By Ray Paulick A national survey from the Unwanted Horse Coalition released Thursday shows that the number of neglected, unwanted or abused horses has been on the rise as economic conditions across the country have worsened. No surprise there (though a group called the Equine Welfare Alliance said the Unwanted Horse Coalition survey was “slanted” […]

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By Ray Paulick“How do you corral 30,000 horses, having taken them off the range where they lived, and just say ‘night night’?” asked Madeleine Pickens, the animal-loving wife of billionaire T. Boone Pickens and better known in Thoroughbred racing circles as the former Madeleine Paulson, who with her late husband, Allen Paulson, developed one of […]

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