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Keeneland Association Donates $25,000 To Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund

On Saturday the Keeneland Association donated $25,000 to Parkinson’s Disease research in honor of Ann Hanley, wife of WinStar Farm General Manager David Hanley. Hanley, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 49, founded the Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund in 2016 to underwrite research into an experimental treatment available only at the […]

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Drug Testing Expert Stanley Departs University of California-Davis, To Start New Laboratory At University Of Kentucky

Dr. Scott Stanley, who directed the modernization of drug testing in California horse racing in this century, has accepted a position at the University of Kentucky. He will continue until early next year at the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of California in Davis. “This is a wonderful opportunity for […]

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Pasture Renovations Make Big Difference For Central Kentucky Farm

Last year Central Kentucky’s Mill Ridge Farm was dealing with foaling problems, including lack of milk production in their mares and dystocias.  Upon the guidance of veterinarian Dr. Stuart Brown, II, the farm enlisted the help of University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Pasture Evaluation Program. UK forage extension specialist Jimmy Henning […]

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AHP Survey Shows Economic Stability For Horse Owners, Changes In Management Practices

American Horse Publications (AHP) conducted its fourth online nationwide equine industry survey sponsored by Zoetis from January 22, 2018, through April 1, 2018. The survey’s three main objectives are: to gauge participation trends and management practices in the U.S. equine industry; to identify critical issues facing the equine industry as perceived by those who own […]

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‘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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NTRA, UK To Offer Racecourse Manager Certificate For Handling Surfaces

The NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance and the University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs today launched a joint initiative offering a Racecourse Manager Certification from the University of Kentucky beginning this fall. The curriculum will be designed for those already engaged in careers with racing surface maintenance crews with an eye toward stepping into leadership roles. “Horse […]

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‘Thick Skin And Broad Shoulders’: Guilfoil Speaks For The Horses

Marc Guilfoil’s love affair with horses started well before he hocked his high school senior ring to have money to go to Keeneland one afternoon while attending the University of Kentucky. He correctly figured he’d miss being at the track more than he’d miss the ring. “I was thinking about that today when I was […]

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Pearse Lyons, Founder Of Alltech And Kentucky-Based Philanthropist, Dies At 73

Pearse Lyons, the billionaire founder of Central Kentucky-based Alltech, died Thursday morning due to complications from heart surgery in November. Alltech produces a line of horse supplements and was a major sponsor on a number of sport horse events, including the 2010 World Equestrian Games held at the Kentucky Horse Park. Lyons’ son Mark will […]

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Kentucky: Time For 2018 Eastern Tent Caterpillar Hatch Is Likely Approaching

It is likely eastern tent caterpillars will begin to hatch soon, according to Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment extension entomologist. According to Townsend, after spending about nine months as eggs in masses on twigs of wild cherry and related trees, the first few tiny eastern tent caterpillars of the season soon […]

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Savannah Robin Named Internship Coordinator For UK Ag Equine

Savannah Robin, an alumna of the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and one the very first interns within UK Ag Equine Programs’ office more than 10 years ago, has been named its new equine science and management internship coordinator. She will begin June 11. In this role, Robin will administer internships for […]

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