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Believe You Can Points to Falls City Handicap

Trainer Larry Jones had a visitor at Churchill Downs to watch a Saturday work by Believe You Can, the winner of the 2012 Kentucky Oaks (GI) and a candidate for the $150,000-added Falls City Handicap (GII) on the Thanksgiving Day racing program at the Louisville track on Thursday, Nov. 28. The visitor was not an […]

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Canadian champion Tu Endie Wei dead

Canadian champion 2-year-old filly Tu Endie Wei, winner of the 2011 Sovereign Award, died Dec. 24 while undergoing an operation for fibrous adhesions in Kentucky. The filly raced as a homebred for Brereton Jones, and was trained by Reade Baker. A daughter of Johar, Tu Endie Wei was a half sister to Canadian Horse of […]

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Airdrie sets stud fees for 2013

Airdrie Stud released their list of stud fees for 2013, with long-time resident Proud Citizen and newcomer Creative Cause topping the roster at a fee of $15,000. Proud Citizen, who has 13 stakes winners so far this year, including Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Believe You Can, will see his fee increase $5,000, from $10,000 […]

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Casner, Mack among six new members elected to Jockey Club

The Jockey Club today announced the election of six new members: Bill Casner is a Thoroughbred owner and breeder who serves on the board of trustees for the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and Breeders’ Cup Limited. In addition, he was a founding board member for The Race For Education. He is also vice chairman […]

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Napravnik makes history with Oaks win aboard Believe You Can

Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton C. Jones and trainer Larry Jones opted not to race Mark Valeski in the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, but the Joneses (who are not related)  took the next biggest prize of the weekend on Friday afternoon when the Brereton C. Jones homebred Proud Citizen filly Believe You […]

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Former Kentucky Governor’s dream upset by longshot

Mark Valeski’s loss in Sunday’s Louisiana Derby was a setback in the long-time dream of former Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones. “When I was growing up in Point Pleasant, West Virginia,” Jones said to nola.com, “I wanted to own horses and have one run in the Kentucky Derby. I’m 73 and I still have a dream. […]

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Airdrie’s Haynesfield 7 for 7 with in-foal mares

Airdrie Stud’s first-crop stallion Haynesfield has successfully impregnated the first seven mares to which he was bred, the farm reported on Thursday. A son of leading sire Speightstown, Haynesfield most notably won the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup in 2010, a race in which he defeated eventual champion Blame by four lengths.  The second […]

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Former Gov. Jones on casino bill: It could be disastrous

Former Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones, a Thoroughbred breeder who previously lobbied for expanded gambling, said Friday he cannot support Gov. Beshear’s casino amendment because it offers none of the protection the horse industry needs, according to Janet Patton of Herald-Leader. “I have not changed,” Jones told the Herald-Leader on Friday. “I’m not opposing casinos but […]

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Airdrie sets 2012 fees and incentives: Indian Charlie at $75,000

Airdrie Stud in Midway, Ky., has announced its stud fees and discount incentives for the 2012 breeding season. Leading the say is Indian Charlie, whose 2012 stud fee has been set at $75,000 stands and nurses, up $5,000 from his 2011 fee. Indian Charlie is the sire of the 2011 2-year-old male champion Uncle Mo. […]

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A New KEEP Chairman, A New Direction for KEEP

Like many in the Kentucky horse industry, I was sad to see former Gov. Brereton Jones step down as chairman of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP). Over the years, I have had the privilege of getting to know the patriarch of Airdrie Stud and despite being from different political parties, I have always felt […]

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