Keeneland Association

Trainer Affidavits Support Borell In McIngvale Lawsuit

Attorneys for Maria Borell have submitted three affidavits from Thoroughbred trainers supporting Borell’s contention that her former employers, Gallery Racing Stables and owners James and Linda McIngvale, owe her a percentage of purse money won by Runhappy while under her care from April until Nov. 1. Borell, who was fired Nov. 1, one day after […]

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Borell Sues McIngvales For Breach Of Contract, Defamation

Maria Borell has filed a lawsuit against Gallery Racing Stables LLC and owners James and Linda McIngvale for breach of contract and defamation in the aftermath of Borell being fired by the McIngvales as trainer of Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Runhappy. The suit, filed in Fayette Circuit Court on Monday, also names Breeders’ Cup Limited and […]

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Welfare And Safety Summit: ‘Cultural Change’ Of Public Demands Proactive Strategy

The sixth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit was held Wednesday afternoon in Lexington, Ky., and this one placed an emphasis on racetrack surfaces, equine and jockey injury databases, continuing education and post-mortem programs. The conference, held in the Keeneland sales pavilion, once again brought together a cross-section of the Thoroughbred industry, including owners, […]

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Court Rules Against Keeneland, Van Berg In Money Transfer Case

A lawsuit involving a Greek immigrant, the Keeneland Association and a Hall of Fame trainer came to a close July 2 when a Fayette Circuit Court judge ruled after a two-day bench trial in April that Keeneland broke its own rules by transferring funds on deposit with the sale company from one party to another without […]

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Keeneland to partner with the Eclipse Awards

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that the Keeneland Association has reached an agreement to serve as an Official Partner of the 42nd annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, The Stronach Group and The Breeders’ Cup. The partnership will include special recognition of Keeneland connections to the Eclipse Awards, including graduates […]

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Nicholson’s farewell: ‘let’s respect one another’s opinion’

I suspect there are few people in the Thoroughbred industry who understand politics better than Nick Nicholson, who is entering his final week as president of the Keeneland Association after a 13-year run. Nicholson announced his retirement during the spring Thoroughbred race meeting of the Lexington, Ky., racetrack and auction company. Nicholson was a legislative […]

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Keeneland appoints Ed Prosser as new European representative

Keeneland today announced that noted racing journalist Ed Prosser has been named as its European representative, beginning July 1. He succeeds Tim Preston, who is retiring from the position after 23 years. “Keeneland is tremendously proud of its strong ties to Europe, and the rich history we share with its horsemen,” said President-Elect Bill Thomason. […]

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Keeneland: Thomason named successor to retiring CEO Nicholson

Keeneland President and CEO Nick Nicholson today announced that effective September 1, 2012, he will retire from Keeneland Association after nearly thirteen years at the helm.  Bill Thomason, currently Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been selected by the Keeneland Trustees as successor to Nicholson. Despite multiple industry downturns as a result of two […]

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Lear: A more effective approach to Kentucky’s casino bill

In the Lexington Herald-Leader, former Kentucky legislator and Keeneland Association trustee Bill Lear writes that an expanded gambling bill could get through the state legislature with the right language and approach.  Lear proposes that all the state’s casino proceeds go directly to a college “tuition voucher” program for students and that the language specifically addresses […]

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Industry groups create Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

A broad-based group of Thoroughbred industry stakeholders announced today the establishment of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)—an organization designed to serve as both the accrediting body for aftercare facilities that care for Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their racing careers and a fundraising body to support these approved facilities. Funded initially by seed money from […]

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