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New Research Generates A Ten-Fold Increase In Data About Equine Genetic Code

Research led by scientists at the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky has produced a more complete picture of the domestic horse reference genome, a map researchers will use to determine the role inherited genes and other regions of DNA play in many horse diseases and traits important in equine science and management. […]

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Hermitage’s Bill Landes Honored As Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman Of The Year

The Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners’ 2018 Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award doesn’t just honor the late founder of Oldham County’s Hermitage Farm. This year the prestigious award also recognizes Jones’ long-time chief lieutenant: Bill Landes, who has worked for Hermitage for 41 years, including almost a quarter-century as general manager. Landes is […]

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Modeling The Determinants Of Handle: Analysis Of Woodbine Racing Data

On Monday, the University of Louisville College of Business Equine Industry Program released the analytics brief, “Modeling the Determinants of Handle: An Analysis of Woodbine Thoroughbred Racing Data,” by applied economist and associate professor Steven Vickner. Using data for 1,515 races over 165 race days from the 2011 Thoroughbred racing season at the Woodbine Racetrack, […]

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University Of Louisville, Breeders’ Cup Team Up For Communications Course

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, and University of Louisville are collaborating on a new communications course, COMM 510, which is being offered as part of the university’s Fall 2018 curriculum. Designed to provide students with practical experience and industry-level knowledge of the social media and public relations fields, the […]

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University Of Louisville Equine Industry Program Names New Director

Sean Beirne, an early graduate of the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program in the College of Business, has been named the program’s new director. Beirne, who has worked in various capacities in the horse racing industry nationwide, has most recently been employed by industry vendor Roberts Communications Network. He was on the Colorado Racing Commission […]

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University Of Louisville Seeking Galbreath Award Nominations

Nominations are open for the 29th annual John W. Galbreath Award, which recognizes outstanding entrepreneurship in the equine industry. The University of Louisville College of Business Equine Industry Program has given the award annually since 1990 to honor entrepreneurial leadership that has had a significant and positive impact on the equine industry. Past recipients have […]

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University Of Louisville Equine Program Adds Economist Vickner To Stable

The University of Louisville College of Business is pleased to welcome applied economist Dr. Steven Vickner to the faculty of the Equine Industry Program. Vickner has most recently taught at Ohio Dominican University, where he was associate professor of business and director of the MBA program. His research focuses on the role of information and […]

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Justify Makes Cover Of Louisville Football Media Guide

Triple Crown winner Justify just added another claim to fame to his resume. He’s on the cover of the 2018 University of Louisville football media guide, alongside three of the team’s wide receivers. “Speed City” is the theme of this year’s team, and the cover reads: “Fast Thoroughbreds aren’t the only ones who accelerate to win […]

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Kentucky Oaks Filly Co-Owner Rick Pitino Boycotts State Of Kentucky

Despite likely having a filly in this year’s Kentucky Oaks, former University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino said he’s not stepping foot in the state of Kentucky until two of the school’s board members are ousted or step down. Pitino was fired last fall following word of an FBI probe into college basketball corruption […]

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Hermitage’s Landes Honored As 2017 ‘Ted Bates Farm Manager Of The Year’

The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club (KTFMC) is honored to announce Bill Landes as the 2017 “Ted Bates Farm Manager of the Year.” A committee of five club representatives selects the recipient based on his or her quality and success of management, service to the community, involvement in the KTFMC, and industry leadership and dedication. […]

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