University of Louisville equine business program

KEEP Honoring Late Tim Capps, Central Kentucky Riding For Hope With Industry Vision Awards

The late Tim Capps and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope will be honored with the Industry Vision Awards during the Kentucky Equine Education Project’s second KEEP Equine Industry Conference this Sunday and Monday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington. The Industry Vision Awards – which recognize an individual and an organization for outstanding contributions […]

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Louisville Grad Barkley Saddles First Winner Of His Career At Keeneland

Trainer Jason Barkley and owner Thomas Todd’s Oakview Stable both earned their initial triumph when Stella Nova won Friday’s fourth race by 2¼ lengths. The victory, the third consecutive win for the 3-year-old filly by Astrology, was part of Barkley’s strategy to obtain his trainer’s license after growing up in Thoroughbred racing. “My whole game […]

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‘Best Friends’: College Students Team Up For First Win At Keeneland

Hemmed in behind horses at the top of the lane, Expected Ruler did not appear a likely winner of the fifth race last Friday at Keeneland. Carrying odds of 16-1, jockey Didiel Osorio managed to improvise, bulling through traffic to get the 3-year-old colt racing room. The pair surged forward to win by three-quarters of […]

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Kentucky Horse Council, University Of Louisville Host Recreational Rider Day

The Kentucky Horse Council has announced its first Recreational Rider Day to be held April 2, 2016 at the University of Louisville Shelby Road campus from 10 am to 4 pm. This program, presented by the University of Louisville Equine Program, is an educational and informational day in conjunction with a new and used tack […]

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Paulick Report’s Jagow Wins Sovereign Award For ‘Woodbine Diaries’

Scott Jagow, editor-in-chief of the Paulick Report, was among those honored Friday night at the 40th annual Sovereign Awards, held at Woodbine racetrack in Toronto on the eve of the opening of the 2015 Thoroughbred meeting. Jagow won in the outstanding digital audio/video and broadcast category for his four-part “Woodbine Diaries” video series appearing in the […]

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Women in Racing: From the Classroom to Career

I knew it would be hard going, but I didn’t realize how hard. In the early fifties there was considerable prejudice against women going into what was considered “men’s fields.” I became especially conscious of this feeling when… I went to the dean of the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School… He scowled at me and […]

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Emerald Downs jockey not ready to become a steward just yet

Ricky Frazier recently attended school in Kentucky for prospective stewards and racing officials. And yes, Emerald Downs’ five-time leading jockey said he envisions himself in a stewards’ booth in the not too distant future. But according to Frazier, the suit and tie won’t replace the white pants and black boots for a while yet. Frazier, […]

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Losey: A statistical model for predicting Keeneland averages

Rather than relying on anecdotal evidence to gauge how the Keeneland September yearling sale might turn out, a University of Louisville professor has devised an empirical approach.  Robert Losey, of the Equine Industry program, says this year’s prices are likely to increase 1% to 4% based on his model: “My research reveals that over the […]

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By Ray Paulick The horse business is Kentucky’s signature industry, employing tens of thousands of people, generating over a billion dollars of revenue throughout the year, and putting the international spotlight on the Commonwealth each spring at the Kentucky Derby. Yet, in many ways, legislators and other government officials have been dealing with the industry […]

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