maine chance farm

‘The Next Set Of Hands In The Industry’: College Students Learn On The Job At Maine Chance

In one way or another, everyone in the Thoroughbred industry learns on the job. The University of Kentucky’s Maine Chance Farm is the rare consignment that makes learning on the job its priority. The farm, positioned within a stone’s throw of Fasig-Tipton’s Newtown Paddocks base in Lexington, Ky., affords students the opportunity to get hands-on […]

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Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: Maine Chance Farm

Many people in Lexington know the old Maine Chance Farm along Newtown Pike as the former base of cosmetics mogul Elizabeth Arden Graham, the place where legend has it Thoroughbreds were ordered dolled up in Arden makeup. But Graham was not the first person to raise top racehorses on the soil. Before it was called […]

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Bloodlines: A Cowboy And His Students

The victory of Fear the Cowboy (by Cowboy Cal) in the Dec. 16 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes at Gulfstream Park poked holes in the aspirations of some horses looking at next month’s $12 million Pegasus World Cup. But the 5-year-old’s victory brought cheers from fans and partisans as far apart as Kentucky and South Korea. Fear […]

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Juvenile: Champagne Runner Has A College-Sized Cheering Section

When Casiguapo heads to the post in Saturday’s Grade 1 Champagne Stakes, he’ll have a bigger cheerleading section than most juvenile runners. The 2-year-old colt by Sightseeing out of Emerald Buddha was bred by the University of Kentucky’s Maine Chance Farm and was raised by student workers. Now owned by All American Horses and trained […]

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