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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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Louisville Grad Barkley Saddles First Winner Of His Career At Keeneland

Trainer Jason Barkley and owner Thomas Todd’s Oakview Stable both earned their initial triumph when Stella Nova won Friday’s fourth race by 2¼ lengths. The victory, the third consecutive win for the 3-year-old filly by Astrology, was part of Barkley’s strategy to obtain his trainer’s license after growing up in Thoroughbred racing. “My whole game […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Professor, Mentor And Friend, Capps’ Inspiration Lives On

Diet Dr. Pepper in hand, Tim Capps strode to the front of the technology-laden classroom with a single manila folder in his arms. He moved efficiently, purposefully, the lines of his crisp black suit highlighting the steady cadence as he turned to face his captive audience. Without so much as a word, the straight-backed professor’s […]

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Tim Capps, Former Racing Executive, ‘Ultimate Mentor,’ Dies at 71

Longtime Thoroughbred racing executive, journalist and most recently director of the Equine Industry Program at the University of Louisville, Tim Capps, died Saturday at the age of 71. Capps had been hospitalized since mid-February following a stroke. Tributes to Capps flowed in on social media, many from former students in the U of L College […]

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Nakatani Seeks To ‘Rejuvenate’ Career With Son Matt As Agent

After a seven-month hiatus, jockey Corey Nakatani has made plans to return to the saddle. The 46-year-old has not ridden a race since April 13 at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas, but for the past five weeks he has been working horses in the mornings at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Nakatani has several mounts […]

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Jeffrey Gural Named Recipient Of University Of Louisville’s Galbreath Award

The University of Louisville Equine Industry Program announced today that Jeffrey Gural, a long-time New York real estate magnate, Standardbred breeder and owner, and, more recently, harness track owner and operator in New Jersey and New York, has been selected at the recipient of the John W. Galbreath Award, given each year since 1990 to […]

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When A Handshake Just Doesn’t Cover It

As the calendar year begins winding down, Keeneland is wrapping its final days of its November breeding stock sale, and many owners are turning an eye toward next breeding season with the help of bloodstock agents and trainers. When owners make arrangements for breedings or purchases at public auction houses, their expectations and terms with […]

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Another Milestone: 21-Year-Old Liam Benson Trains First Churchill Winner

Trainer Liam Benson, a 21-year-old student at the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program earned his first career win as a trainer at Churchill Downs in Saturday night’s opener with Expected Ruler, a 3-year-old son of Leroidesanimaux, who also gave the trainer his first stakes victory in last year’s Tyro Stakes at Monmouth Park. This […]

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Megan Devine New Paddock Analyst At Ellis Park

Megan Devine, one of racing’s emerging stars as an analyst, will be the paddock commentator for Ellis Park’s 30-date meet that runs July 2-Sept. 5. Devine, a 2014 honors graduate of the Equine Industry Program in the University of Louisville’s College of Business, will provide pre-race selections and conduct post-race interviews to be aired on […]

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University Of Louisville’s Jack Carlino Accepted Into Darley ‘Flying Start’ Program

A recent graduate of the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program, 21-year-old Jack Carlino has been accepted into the prestigious Darley Flying Start program. The two-year scholarship will allow Carlino to earn a Graduate Certificate in Management via accreditation from the University College Smurfit Business School, while also providing the opportunity to learn and experience […]

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