horse racing http://wfpl.org en PETA Accuses Top Trainer of Abuses at Churchill Downs, Saratoga Springs http://wfpl.org/post/peta-accuses-top-trainer-abuses-churchill-downs-saratoga-springs <p>One of the most successful trainers in horse racing history is being accused of mistreating horses.</p><p>People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or <a href="http://www.peta.org/">PETA</a>, filed the complaints after its undercover staff captured video of what its describing as &nbsp;unethical and cruel practices being administered to horses at Churchill Downs and Saratoga Springs in New York.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9TJVA2lwW4A" width="560"></iframe></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:29:15 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8929 at http://wfpl.org PETA Accuses Top Trainer of Abuses at Churchill Downs, Saratoga Springs 2009 Kentucky Oaks Winner Rachel Alexandra in Serious Condition After Giving Birth http://wfpl.org/post/2009-kentucky-oaks-winner-rachel-alexandra-serious-condition-after-giving-birth <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">LEXINGTON — Rachel&nbsp;<font color="red">Alexandra</font>&nbsp;is in serious condition while recovering from surgery related to complications involving the birth of her filly.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:36:16 +0000 Associated Press 3993 at http://wfpl.org 2009 Kentucky Oaks Winner Rachel Alexandra in Serious Condition After Giving Birth Churchill Downs Gets Approval For September Dates http://wfpl.org/post/churchill-downs-gets-approval-september-dates <p>Churchill Downs has been given the go-ahead to offer a third racing meet starting next year.</p><p></p><p>The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted Tuesday to give the track a third live racing meet in September.</p><p></p><p>The schedule will be added to Churchill's traditional spring and fall meets.</p><p></p><p>The 12 additional dates will be Churchill's first all-September meet since 1890. The dates have traditionally gone to Turfway Park in northern Kentucky.</p><p></p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:48:08 +0000 Rick Howlett & The Associated Press 2130 at http://wfpl.org Churchill Downs Gets Approval For September Dates September Yearling Sale Begins at Keeneland http://wfpl.org/post/september-yearling-sale-begins-keeneland <p>Another opportunity to gauge the strength of Kentucky’s Equine industry takes place over the next two weeks at Keeneland.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Keeneland Yearling Sale is regarded by many leaders in the thoroughbred industry as a ‘barometer’ on their business&nbsp; Keeneland spokeswoman Julie Balog says one year olds from Kentucky, Indiana, New York, and Pennyslvania are auctioned off this week and next.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 17:19:07 +0000 Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio 1603 at http://wfpl.org Ellis Park May Take On Partner http://wfpl.org/post/ellis-park-may-take-partner <P>The owner of western Kentucky’s Ellis Park racetrack says he’s nearing a deal to take on a business partner.<p> <P>A company associated with New York Saratoga Casino and Raceway wants to buy a 30-percent stake in Ellis Park. Owner Ron Geary says his new partners would take over day-to-day opertations.<p> <P>The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is reviewing the proposed $4 million deal.<p> <P>Last month Ellis Park became the second Kentucky track to install Instant Racing machines that allow patrons to wager on videos of previously run races. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 20:06:25 +0000 Rick Howlett & the Associated Press 1587 at http://wfpl.org Ellis Park May Take On Partner I'll Have Another Headed to Japan to Stud http://wfpl.org/post/ill-have-another-headed-japan-stud <p>Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I&#39;ll Have Another has been sold to a horse farm on the island of Hokkaido. The horse is currently at Betfair Hollywood Park and will embark on a stud career in August.</p><p><a href="http://www.drf.com/news/i%E2%80%99ll-have-another-sold-stud-duty-japan">From the Daily Racing Form</a>:</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 19:29:43 +0000 Gabe Bullard 758 at http://wfpl.org I'll Have Another Headed to Japan to Stud Court of Appeals Sends Instant Racing Back to Circuit Court http://wfpl.org/post/court-appeals-sends-instant-racing-back-circuit-court <p>The Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling that would&#39;ve allowed instant racing at horse tracks in Kentucky.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:54:22 +0000 Kenny Colston 659 at http://wfpl.org Court of Appeals Says Family Foundation Must Be Allowed to Weigh In on Instant Racing http://wfpl.org/post/court-appeals-says-family-foundation-must-be-allowed-weigh-instant-racing <p>The Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned a judge&#39;s ruling allowing race tracks to allow betting on historic horse racing.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:43:16 +0000 Gabe Bullard 655 at http://wfpl.org Horse Race Writer and Handicapper Discusses Scratch of I'll Have Another from Belmont http://wfpl.org/post/horse-race-writer-and-handicapper-discusses-scratch-ill-have-another-belmont <p>Today at 1pm there was a press conference at <a href="http://www.nyra.com/belmont/generalinformation/generalinformation/generalinformation.shtml">Belmont Park</a> where the tendon injury of <em>I&#39;ll Have Another</em> was discussed, and the decision to remove him from the running in the Belmont Stakes was explained.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 18:55:58 +0000 Brad Yost 589 at http://wfpl.org Horse Race Writer and Handicapper Discusses Scratch of I'll Have Another from Belmont D. Wayne Lukas Back at Work After Being Kicked by Horse http://wfpl.org/post/d-wayne-lukas-back-work-after-being-kicked-horse <p>Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas&nbsp;returned to&nbsp;work today at Belmont Park, a day after he was taken to the hospital with a head injury.</p><p>The 76 year old Lukas needed several stitches after one of his horses reared up and struck him in the top of the head.</p><p>Lukas&nbsp;was back at the&nbsp;track today for the Belmont Stakes post position draw, and joked about his trip to&nbsp;the emergency room.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:38:08 +0000 Rick Howlett 562 at http://wfpl.org D. Wayne Lukas Back at Work After Being Kicked by Horse