horse racing

9:36 am
Thu February 14, 2013

2009 Kentucky Oaks Winner Rachel Alexandra in Serious Condition After Giving Birth

Rachel Alexandra in 2009.
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LEXINGTON — Rachel Alexandra is in serious condition while recovering from surgery related to complications involving the birth of her filly.

The 2009 Horse of the Year had surgery Wednesday to repair an area of bruising in her small colon, which was injured during foaling, according to Stonestreet Farm.

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3:48 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Churchill Downs Gets Approval For September Dates

Churchill Downs has been given the go-ahead to offer a third racing meet starting next year.

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted Tuesday to give the track a third live racing meet in September.

The schedule will be added to Churchill's traditional spring and fall meets.

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.

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1:19 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

September Yearling Sale Begins at Keeneland

Another opportunity to gauge the strength of Kentucky’s Equine industry takes place over the next two weeks at Keeneland.   

The Keeneland Yearling Sale is regarded by many leaders in the thoroughbred industry as a ‘barometer’ on their business  Keeneland spokeswoman Julie Balog says one year olds from Kentucky, Indiana, New York, and Pennyslvania are auctioned off this week and next.

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4:06 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Ellis Park May Take On Partner

The owner of western Kentucky’s Ellis Park racetrack says he’s nearing a deal to take on a business partner.

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.

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is reviewing the proposed $4 million deal.

3:29 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

I'll Have Another Headed to Japan to Stud

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I'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.

From the Daily Racing Form:


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10:54 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Court of Appeals Sends Instant Racing Back to Circuit Court

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling that would've allowed instant racing at horse tracks in Kentucky. 

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10:43 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Court of Appeals Says Family Foundation Must Be Allowed to Weigh In on Instant Racing

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned a judge's ruling allowing race tracks to allow betting on historic horse racing.

2:55 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Horse Race Writer and Handicapper Discusses Scratch of I'll Have Another from Belmont

Today at 1pm there was a press conference at Belmont Park where the tendon injury of I'll Have Another was discussed, and the decision to remove him from the running in the Belmont Stakes was explained.

2:38 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

D. Wayne Lukas Back at Work After Being Kicked by Horse

File photo by Rick Howlett

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas returned to work today at Belmont Park, a day after he was taken to the hospital with a head injury.

The 76 year old Lukas needed several stitches after one of his horses reared up and struck him in the top of the head.

Lukas was back at the track today for the Belmont Stakes post position draw, and joked about his trip to the emergency room.

"I got a severe headache---that’s the bad news.   The good news was that I got a date with the head nurse and I sold both doctors a racehorse while I was there," he said. 

1:13 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

I'll Have Another Favored To Win Belmont, Triple Crown

Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another is the 4-5 early favorite to win the Belmont Stakes.

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner leads a 12 horse field.    He’ll run from post position No. 11, which is fine with trainer Doug O’Neill.    

"Being in the 11 hole, we’re able to kind of see how the pace sets up and if they’re crawling we’ll be hopefully leading the crawl and if they’re flying we’ll be sitting in behind the horses flying," O'Neill said at today's post position draw at Belmont Park in New York.

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