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Kentucky House Passes Permanent Breeders’ Cup Incentive Measure

The Kentucky House of Representatives on Monday passed a measure to make permanent the Breeders’ Cup incentive, a move aimed at permanently attracting one of horse racing’s biggest annual events to the Horse Capital of the World. “Passage of this measure will place Kentucky on competitive ground with other states and venues,” said bill sponsor […]

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‘A Step In The Right Direction’: Kentucky Governor Signs Law Adding Sanctions For Those Convicted Of Cruelty To Horses

A new law signed by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin this week is being heralded as a “step in the right direction” toward improving the state’s laws on animal cruelty. HB 200, which was passed unanimously by both the Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate, will allow courts to order a person convicted of animal cruelty […]

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Watermelon Please: Unreachable Star To Reside At Kentucky Derby Museum

The leading Indiana-bred money-earner, Loosen Up Stables’ (David Osborne et al) Unreachable Star has been scheduled to become the Kentucky Derby Museum’s newest resident thoroughbred in 2016. The 12-year-old gelding boasts a record of 17-11-9 from 64 starts, including seven Indiana-bred stakes victories. Unreachable Star was trained throughout his career by Tim Glyshaw and amassed […]

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New Expanded Gaming Bill Introduced In Kentucky State Senate

Expanded gaming legislation has been reintroduced to the Kentucky State Senate by Sen. Morgan McGarvey (D) and Sen. Julie Raque Adams (R), according to Louisville Business First. If passed by both houses, voters could have a chance to add expanded gaming as a constitutional amendment in November. Similar bills have failed as discussions regarding the […]

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Indiana Record-Setter Unreachable Star Retired

Loosen Up Stables’ (David Osborne et al) 10-year-old champion gelding Unreachable Star, will be retired due to a soft tissue injury discovered in his front left leg. Unreachable Star was trained throughout his career by Tim Glyshaw and amassed career earnings of $784,595 over those many years on the Indiana racing circuit. Unreachable Star was […]

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EquiLottery: An Open Letter to the Industry

Dear industry stakeholders, fans and observers, By now, you have probably heard about the launch of EquiLottery, The Greatest Two Dollars in Sports. We have received coverage from every major publication in the Thoroughbred industry, which helped drive over 5,000 people to EquiLottery.com in our first 72 hours. We made our initial public splash last […]

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Kentucky Lawmakers Advocate for EquiLottery in Wake of Strong Keno Sales

The Kentucky Lottery Corp reported this week that sales of its new, fast-paced keno game have exceeded expectations (to the tune of $1.5 million in its first eight months)–a trend that has lawmakers worried about the state’s racing industry. Kentucky racetracks were offered the chance to sell keno tickets and declined. Keno pays $100,000 to […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: KY Governor Steve Beshear

Gov. Steve Beshear was among many notables that turned out Tuesday evening for an open house/reception at the newly redesigned offices of TwinSpires.com in Lexington, a building on Corporate Drive I know all too well, since it’s where I worked when I first moved to Kentucky to become managing editor of Thoroughbred Times in 1988. […]

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Good News Friday sponsored by Liberation Farm: Brightening Our Breeders’ Cup Path

“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.” – Buddhist expression By Ray PaulickI have a confession to make to our readers. While so many of you helped Breeders’ Cup Charities raise, by last count, nearly $80,000 in the second annual Breeders’ Cup or Bust fundraiser to help the Permanently […]

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Breeders’ Cup or Bust Day Four: Mr. Paulick Goes to Frankfort

By Ray Paulick 8:30 AM … That Ed DeRosa is a funny guy. Our friend at Thoroughbred Times sent out a Tweet this morning shortly after 6 a.m. saying, “I wonder if I’ll pass Ray Paulick on my drive to Louisville.” Ed, we may be crazy, but we’re not that crazy. With temperatures in the […]

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