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Rankin Elected Chairman Of Churchill Downs Inc. Board Of Directors

Alex Rankin has been elected elected chairman of the board of directors of Churchill Downs Inc., effective April 24, when longtime director and current chairman, G. Watts Humphrey Jr., steps down. Humphrey, a prominent Thoroughbred owner and breeder who has served on numerous horse industry boards, opted not to stand for re-election to the CDI […]

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Horseracing Integrity Act Gains Support Of 64 Trainers; Among Major Tracks, Churchill Downs Missing In Action

The Water Hay Oats Alliance has released a letter – signed by 64 current and retired trainers – endorsing the Horseracing Integrity Act (H.R. 2651) introduced in the U.S. Congress last year by Reps. Andy Barr (R-KY) and Paul Tonko (D-NY). The bill would establish a non-governmental, non-profit agency to oversee medication policy and enforcement […]

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Report: Humphrey Replaces Evans As CDI Board Chairman

Thoroughbred owner and breeder G. Watts Humphrey Jr. has replaced Robert L. Evans has board chairman of Churchill Downs Inc. Gregory Hall reported the news in his most recent entry of his Barn 6A blog. According to Hall, CDI notified the Securities and Exchange Commission of the change this week. Evans had stepped down as Executive Chairman of CDI in September 2015, […]

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Castellano, Ramseys, Maker Capture Keeneland Spring Titles

Once again, many of North America’s top trainers and jockeys converged at Keeneland this spring. Counted among the top trainers stabled at Keeneland were Todd Pletcher, Wesley Ward, Mark Casse, Michael Maker, Graham Motion, Chad Brown, Steve Asmussen, Doug O’Neill and Brad Cox. The nation’s most prominent riders comprised Keeneland’s jockey colony, topped by Spring […]

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Medication Reform Best Way To Honor Memory Of Dinny Phipps

Shortly after being named chief editor of Blood-Horse magazine in the spring of 1992, I attended my first meeting of the company’s board of trustees, which consisted of five well-known industry leaders who all happened to be members of The Jockey Club. After the business session was concluded, the board chairman, G. Watts Humphrey Jr., […]

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Frivolous Scratched From Falls City, Retired; Tapit, War Front Possible Mates

G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s multiple Grade II-winning homebred mare Frivolous was scratched early Thursday afternoon from a scheduled start in the 100th running of the Grade 2 Falls City Handicap Presented by TwinSpires.com (GII) at Churchill Downs and has been retired, according to the owner’s daughter, trainer Vicki Oliver.“We galloped her the morning of the race and when she came back […]

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Frivolous Entered In Falls City, But Could Face Males In Clark

Watts Humphrey Jr.’s multiple Grade II-winning homebred mare Frivolous was entered Sunday to defend her title against a dozen fillies and mares in Thursday’s 100th running of the $200,000 Falls City Handicap Presented by TwinSpires.com (GII) at Churchill Downs, but the 5-year-old daughter of Empire Maker’s participation remains in flux. Humphrey and his daughter, trainer […]

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She’s Not Here Takes Overland Route To Win Yellow Ribbon

She’s Not Here took the widest possible route to victory in Sunday’s Grade 2 Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar, rallying on the far outside around the turn and down the stretch under Mike Smith to win the 1 1/16-mile turf race by a half length over Prize Exhibit. Lady Pimpernel was third, with Blingismything fourth […]

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Jockey Club To Buy Controlling Interest In Blood-Horse Publications

A deal in the works since last summer is expected to close Friday with The Jockey Club purchasing a controlling 51 percent interest in Blood-Horse Publications from the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, the Paulick Report has learned. Terms of the pending deal, which was announced to Blood-Horse employees on Thursday afternoon, were not available. Based in […]

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Frivolous Upsets Falls City for First Stakes Triumph

G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s Frivolous grabbed the lead at the head of the stretch and turned back late challenges by 4-5 favorite Don’t Tell Sophia, Molly Morgan and Flashy American to spring a 19-1 upset in the 99th running of the $222,600 Falls City Handicap (Grade II) – the traditional Thanksgiving Day feature at Churchill […]

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