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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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Biofuel named Canada’s Horse of the Year

Biofuel was named Canada’s Horse of the Year at the annual Sovereign Awards presentation at Woodbine Race Course Friday night. The Brereton Jones Kentucky-bred by Stormin Fever won four stakes at Woodbine 2010.  She was also named top three-year-old filly.  Other Sovereign winners included Hollywood Hit as champion male sprinter, Grand Adventure as champion male […]

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Former Lone Star executive Johnsen to chair KEEP

Though his biggest accomplishments in racing have come outside of the Bluegrass State, Kentucky native Corey Johnsen has been elected chairman of the board of the Kentucky Equine Edcuation Project, replacing former Gov. Brereton C. Jones, the owner of Airdrie Stud, who has served as KEEP chairman since the organization’s founding in 2004. Johnsen, currently […]

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Eclipse Awards for Breeder and Owner

Eclipse Awards ballots are out, and while the racing year is not quite over (there are several big races on Santa Anita’s opening day program Sunday), it’s time for voters to get ready to make some tough choices. Most of the equine divisions are obvious (for example, Uncle Mo should be a unanimous pick in […]

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