thoroughbred racing http://wfpl.org en Keeneland Wraps Up 'Phenomenal' Yearling Sale http://wfpl.org/post/keeneland-wraps-phenomenal-yearling-sale <p>Officials at Keeneland Race Course say the just-completed fall yearling sale was the most successful since before the recession.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gross sales during its 12 days totalled more than $280 million, up more than 27 percent over last year. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:00:09 +0000 Stu Johnson | Kentucky Public Radio 6945 at http://wfpl.org Keeneland Wraps Up 'Phenomenal' Yearling Sale Horse Trainer Dutrow Appealing New York Racing Ban http://wfpl.org/post/horse-trainer-dutrow-appealing-new-york-racing-ban Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Rick Dutrow, Jr. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 21:09:47 +0000 Rick Howlett & The Associated Press 1691 at http://wfpl.org Horse Trainer Dutrow Appealing New York Racing Ban Safer Synthetic Tracks Slow to Catch on at U.S. Tracks http://wfpl.org/post/safer-synthetic-tracks-slow-catch-us-tracks <p>Each of the Triple Crown events&mdash;the Kentucky Derby, Maryland&rsquo;s Preakness and the Belmont Stakes in New York&mdash;is run on a dirt track. Some in the horse racing industry want to end that tradition and lay down potentially-safer synthetic tracks. But with grandstands increasingly empty, critics say track owners are putting profits over safety. As part of our &quot;Track Tech&quot; series, WEKU&rsquo;s Matt Laslo looks at the future of track material technology.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 09:30:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 112 at http://wfpl.org Safer Synthetic Tracks Slow to Catch on at U.S. Tracks Costly Care for Racehorses Must Be Weighed Against Profits http://wfpl.org/post/costly-care-racehorses-must-be-weighed-against-profits <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 09:30:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 91 at http://wfpl.org Costly Care for Racehorses Must Be Weighed Against Profits