Big Ass Fans Named Three-Year Sponsor Of Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, and Big Ass Fans, the world’s leading manufacturer of fans and lighting, today announced a multi-year partnership adding Big Ass Fans as an official corporate partner of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the name-in-title sponsor of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. The […]

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Australian All-Stars: New Fan’s Choice Contest To Be The World’s Richest Mile Race

“It’s your race, they’re your All-Stars.” In an exciting first for Australian racing, fans will get the chance to determine who contests the nation’s newest feature race following an announcement by the Victorian racing industry. Racing Victoria (RV) and the State’s three metropolitan racing clubs – the Victoria Racing Club (VRC), Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) […]

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‘What A Thrill’: Keeneland’s Owner’s Experience Tour Sells Out During Fall Meet

The debut of Keeneland’s innovative Owner’s Experience Tour during the 2018 Fall Meet was an overwhelming success. All 16 sessions of the 90-minute experience with a 10-person limit were sold out. Guests came from 20 states and Australia. For the first race on selected days, a Keeneland tour guide accompanied each group into the Saddling […]

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Gender Discrimination? Just Six Women Have Ridden In The Kentucky Derby

The first woman to pilot a horse through the Kentucky Derby starting gate was Diane Crump in 1970, but since that time, only five others have followed in her footsteps, according to In fact, male jockeys outnumber their female counterparts 7-1 in everyday racing, but in top races, that ratio rises to 50-1. Women […]

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In Memoriam: A Cowboy’s Ride

He spent his life in the background, a subtle supporting act for the grand display. Plain in color and not particularly flashy, the older gelding never complained about his job, marching to work each afternoon with the same efficient stride. It didn’t matter if the day was insufferably hot, freezing cold, or even pouring down […]

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Racing Fans, Photographers Encouraged To Enter Photography Contest In Honor Of Tony Leonard

If you’re on social media in Kentucky this month, you’re sure to see photographs of spring at its finest: families in their Derby duds, jockeys in colorful silks, and horses. Lots and lots of horses. It’s the season that master photographer Tony Leonard loved best. The Tony Leonard Collection is celebrating the Derby and all […]

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Victory And Defeat: Photos Capture Racetrack Reactions

A collection of photographs by CNN capture the variety of faces – whether exuberant in the thrill of victory or set in the agony of defeat – in the stands watching a horse race. The crowds pictured are from featured races all around the world: at the Kentucky Derby, the Melbourne Cup, the Grand National, […]

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