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Keeneland Reports Record Attendance, Wagering

Keeneland reported record attendance and wagering at the 17-day fall race meeting that ended Oct. 28, its first with a new Polytrack surface.

The synthetic track attracted a large contingent of Breeders' Cup-boun Read More

Saturday Card at Aqueduct Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

The Saturday, Oct. 28, live racing card at Aqueduct in Queens, N.Y., was cancelled because of heavy rain and strong winds.

Three stakes races scheduled--the grade II, $150,000 First Flight Handicap for fillies and mares at seven furlongs Read More

Lexington Plane Crash Rescuers Receive White Horse Community Award

Race Track Chaplaincy of America will present its annual White Horse Community Award to the Lexington, Ky., police officer and the two Blue Grass Airport public safety officers who rescued the lone survivor from the Aug. 27 Comair crash, during Read More

Champion Thoroughbred El Gran Senor Euthanatized

Central Kentucky Thoroughbred stallion El Gran Senor was euthanatized Oct. 18 at Ashford Stud due to the infirmities of old age. He was 25.

A champion and classic winner in Europe, El Gran Senor sired 55 lifetime stakes winners, Read More

W. Cothran "Cot" Campbell to be Today's Guest on "Talkin' Horses"

Join legendary horseman W. Cothran "Cot" Campbell, founder and president of Dogwood Stable, as he takes your questions on the next edition of "Talkin' Horses" today (Oct. 18), beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET (9:00 a.m. PT); online at < Read More

Grade I Winner Bandini Retired to Walmac

Bandini, a grade I winner and track-record setter, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at John T. Jones III and Robert Trussell's Walmac Farm near Lexington, Ky. The 4-year-old son of Fusaichi Pegasus is being syndicated and will stan Read More

Bluegrass Cat to Stand for $50,000 at WinStar

Bluegrass Cat, a twice classic-placed grade I winner, will begin his stallion career in 2007 for a fee of $50,000 at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.

The 3-year-old son of Storm Cat is out of the A.P. Ind Read More

Seabiscuit Star to Appear at Charity Horse Show

(Edited press release)
Rich In Dallas, one of the equine stars of the 2003 blockbuster film Seabiscuit, will attend the second annual charity horse show to benefit The Exceller Fund. The event will be held Oct. 28 at the Patrick Henr Read More

Grade I-Winning Mare Behaving Badly Retired

Behaving Badly, one of the year's top sprinting distaffers, has been retired after a disappointing fourth as the favorite in the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 14 at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.

The 5-year-old daughte Read More

Welfare and Safety Summit Begins Monday at Keeneland

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit opens Monday at Keeneland in Lexington with a session of presentations and panel discussions that will be open to the public. The session, which will be held in the Keeneland sale pavilion, will run Read More

Transcript: Talkin' Horses with J. Paul Reddam

Following is yesterday's Talkin' Horses transcript from our sister publication's web site,

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Smarty Jones Colt Stands Out at OBS Sale

A colt from the first crop of Smarty Jones became the highest-priced horse sold so far this year at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale when he brought $170,000 Wednesday (Oct. 11). Clear Sky Stable purchased the chestnut weanling Read More

Polytrack Debuts at Keeneland

As Keeneland officials noted with a laugh, it couldn't have been better scripted. But sometimes in horse racing, things have a funny way of coming together despite numerous factors. And on Friday, opening day at the Lexington racetrack, they did Read More

Internet Gambling Bill Passes; Racing Exempted

Racing's right to offer account wagering under the amended 1978 Interstate Horseracing Act was reaffirmed in Internet gaming legislation passed early Saturday morning by the U.S. House and Senate.

The measure bans other forms of Internet Read More

Kentucky Thoroughbred Industry Reeling After Plane Crash

The Central Kentucky horse industry was reeling Sunday after several prominent members of the equine community and others were among the 49 people killed in the crash of a commuter jet shortly after takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky. Read More

Bluegrass Cat Retired Due to Pastern Injury

WinStar Farm's Bluegrass Cat, runner-up in Saturday's (Aug. 26) Travers Stakes, was retired Sunday morning after X rays revealed a fractured right hind pastern.

Trainer Todd Pletcher said copies of the X rays will be forwarded to tw Read More

Horsemen Who Died in Plane Crash Remembered by Friends, Relatives, and Associates

One day after Comair flight 5191 crashed shortly after it left Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, Ky., three horsemen who were among the 49 victims were being remembered Monday by friends, relatives and associates.

Listed among the victims Read More

Horsemen Among Air Crash Victims

George Brunacini, who bred 2005 Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Flower Alley, Central Kentucky horseman Dan Mallory, and trainer Jeff Williams were among the 49 victims of Sunday morning's crash of a commuter jet shortly after takeoff from Blue Read More

National Turf Writers to Honor "Team Barbaro"

(from National Turf Writers Association release)

The individuals associated with undefeated Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Barbaro, veterinary surgeon Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, and the University of Pennsylvania School Read More

Talkin' Horses Transcript: Dean Richardson

Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, the head of surgery at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, has been in the public eye since May 20 when he began treating Kentucky Derby winner Read More

Special Edition of Talkin' Horses to Feature Barbaro's Surgeon has announced a special edition of Talkin' Horses that will feature Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, head of surgery at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center. Read More

During Cast Change, Barbaro's Injured Leg 'Looked Good'

Edited release from New Bolton Center

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was doing well Wednesday morning after the cast on his right hind limb was changed late Tuesday afternoon under general anesthesia at the New Bolton Read More

HBPA to Emirates: Reconsider Position on Brass Hat Disqualification

The board of directors of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has sent Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mansour, chairman of the Emirates Racing Association, an Read More

Barbaro's Vital Signs Monday; No Change in Condition

Barbaro's vital signs, appetite and heart rate remained normal Monday, though there was no indication the classic winner's condition has improved since a grim prognosis by his veterinarian last week.

The colt, who had 80% of his left rea Read More

Lawrence Retires as Director of UL Equine Industry Program

The Equine Industry Program at the University of Louisville has announced Robert G. "Bob" Lawrence will retire as director and chairman, effective Aug. 1.

Lawrence has led the program since its inception in 1987. During that time, the Read More