Kentucky Downs Meet Ready To ‘Kick It Up A Notch’ In 2018

It’s post time for the Fastest Five Days in Racing as Kentucky Downs kicks off America’s most unique race meet Saturday with a 10-race card featuring four stakes worth $1.8 million, including purse supplements for Kentucky-born and -sired horses. “The enthusiasm and buzz going into this meet is unprecedented in Kentucky Downs’ 26 seasons of […]

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First West Nile Case Of 2018 Confirmed In KY

The first equine West Nile Virus (WNv) in Kentucky was confirmed on Aug. 28. The affected 9-year-old Quarter Horse from Pendleton County is stable and has a favorable prognosis. The gelding presented on Aug. 23 with partial lower-lip paralysis and involuntary muscle contractions. Over the next 48 hours, the horse became progressively ataxic in his […]

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Keeneland: Fifth-Graders Experience The Thoroughbred Industry

Keeneland will welcome nearly 2,900 fifth-graders from 31 area public and private schools each day this week to participate in interactive tours designed to broaden their understanding of the immense historical, economic and cultural importance of the Thoroughbred industry in Central Kentucky. Now in its eighth year, the program has given more than 20,000 fifth-grade […]

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Kentucky Downs Pays Out Record $709,983 Jackpot Saturday Evening

A record $709,983 jackpot was paid out Saturday night at Kentucky Downs, smashing the previous record of $458,564. The jackpot was won on a Blue Bolt 7s penny machine — one of 55 unique games offered on Kentucky Downs’ historical horse racing electronic terminals that allow betting on previously-run races while combining the flash of video gaming […]

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KEEP Partners On Kentucky Talent Pipeline Management Project

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP), Kentucky’s equine economic advocate, announced today that it has partnered with the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center’s statewide Talent Pipeline Management™ (TPM) initiative. As one of three state chambers of commerce chosen by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to pilot this initiative, the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center project will focus on […]

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Ellis Park’s Growth Over Past 12 Years ‘Nothing Short Of Amazing’

The 30-date Thoroughbred meet at Kentucky’s Ellis Park runs July 1 through Labor Day, with racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, plus Wednesday July 4, Thursday July 5 and Monday Sept. 3. There is no racing Saturday, Sept. 1. “This is the 12th year I’ve been here since we bought the track from Churchill Downs right […]

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Kentucky General Assembly Forms Panel To Draft Sports Betting Legislation

Members from both the Republican and Democratic parties, as well as from both chambers of Kentucky’s General Assembly, have come together to form a panel that will be looking into drafting sports betting legislation, according to The nine-person panel will be tasked with the regulatory structure for “limited” sports betting in the state of […]

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Second Case Of Potomac Horse Fever In Kentucky

On June 5, 2018, a second case of Potomac Horse Fever in Bourbon County, KY, was confirmed. A 2017 Thoroughbred filly presented on May 29 with dehydration, a fever and diarrhea. Blood and feces were tested and Potomac Horse Fever was confirmed. Treatment began on June 5 and the filly has improved and is expected […]

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Kentucky’s First 2018 Case Of Potomac Horse Fever Confirmed In Thoroughbred Filly

A 4-year-old Thoroughbred filly in Bourbon County, Ky. has been confirmed to be suffering from equine Potomac Horse Fever (PHF), according to the office of the Kentucky State Veterinarian. The filly presented on June 1 with watery diarrhea, lethargy, and a fever of approximately 104 degrees. She has since been hospitalized in an isolation unit, […]

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