Kellyn Gorder

‘It’s Worth It:’ Apprentice Clawson Finds Success In The Saddle After Broken Neck

Katie Clawson, who began her career as a jockey toward the end of Churchill Downs meet, gained her third victory, guiding Ronald Gasaway’s Total Immersion to victory in Sunday’s second race for $4,000 claimers. Total Immersion also gave Kellyn Gorder his 400th win as a trainer. “He was game. He did everything,” Clawson told Gorder […]

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Katie Clawson Relishes ‘Amazing’ First Riding Victory

Churchill Downs’ G.H. MUMM Winner’s Circle was greeted with a new face when 19-year-old jockey Katie Clawson guided Street Thunder, owned by Tom Grether Farms and trained by Kellyn Gorder, to a victory in Friday’s fifth race for the first victory of her career. Clawson, a 10-pound bug from Brazil, Ind., has kicked off her […]

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Minnesota Trainer Accused Of Meth Positive: ‘They Are Out To Get Everyone’

Less than a year after one of trainer Kellyn Gorder’s runners came up with a trace positive of methamphetamine after a race at Keeneland, Minnesota conditioner Mac Robertson finds himself in a similar situation. Robertson was informed by stewards at Canterbury Park that Purest Form came back with a trace amount of meth after a […]

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Trainer Kellyn Gorder Granted Stay Of 14-Month Suspension

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission stewards have granted trainer Kellyn Gorder a stay of a 14-month suspension he recently received for two rules violations. According to the Daily Racing Form, Gorder will be allowed to start horses until an appeal of the ruling is heard. A hearing regarding the appeal has not yet been scheduled. Gorder […]

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Methamphetamine Positive Lands Gorder 14-Month Suspension

Trainer Kellyn Gorder has been suspended one year and fined $5,000 by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission stewards after the discovery of methamphetamine in Bourbon Warfare, a 3-year-old Colonel John filly owned by Bourbon Lane Stable who finished first in a maiden special weight race at Churchill Downs Nov. 22, 2014. Gorder was suspended an additional […]

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Sprint: Bourbon Courage Provides Gorder’s First Shot at Breeders’ Cup

Trainer Kellyn Gorder never has started a horse in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, but that figures to change in the next two weeks thanks to Bourbon Courage. With owners Jamie Hill and Mike McMahon of Bourbon Lane Stable looking on Monday morning, Bourbon Courage worked five furlongs in :59.60, a move that was enough […]

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Hashtag Bourbon Ready for Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity Run

Mountaineer Juvenile winner Hashtag Bourbon completed his major work for Saturday’s $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) by working a bullet half-mile in :47.20 Monday morning over a fast Keeneland main track. “He worked great yesterday, and I couldn’t keep his feet on the ground this morning,” trainer Kellyn Gorder said about the 2-year-old colt by […]

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Groom Gets Her Car Back After Freak Accident at Gulfstream

Terri Page is finally driving her own car again, some three months after it was totaled in a freak backstretch accident. As we reported in March, 3-year-old Malibu Blues had just won his first race at Gulfstream Park and was headed back to the test barn when a camera man began climbing down an observation […]

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Industry Leaders to Speak at TOBA Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar April 18

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is hosting a Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar on Friday, April 18 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. The seminar utilizes speakers from across the industry to educate attendees on topics such as the owner/trainer relationship, racehorse acquisition, business topics and online resources for owners, as well as Thoroughbred retirement. […]

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