February 7, 2012 - 12:36pm
With the Kentucky Derby just 88 days away, trainer Todd Pletcher is thinking Run for the Roses with a multitude of talented young stars.
Every week, they come to Gulfstream Park with high expectations, low odds and exemplary pedigrees.They are the Todd Pletcher three-year-olds, and this season, they’ve rarely disappointed. It’s early February, but the nation’s leading trainer in earnings appears to be the front-...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Females Are Thoroughbred Enthusiasts (F.A.T.E.) will hold its first event of the year on Sunday, January 29 in the Churchill Downs media center.
Females Are Thoroughbred Enthusiasts (F.A.T.E.), an organization created by Courier-Journal writer Jennie Rees and thoroughbred owner Beth Condren, will hold its first meeting of the year on Sunday, January 29 at the Churchill Downs sixth-floor media center from 2 – 6 p.m. Rees and...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
The Kentucky Derby is only three months away and the contenders are already working toward securing a spot in the 20-horse Derby field.
The Kentucky Derby is only three months away. Yes, only three months. That may sound like a lot of time to some, but for a horse hopeful of filling one of the 20 slots in the Derby field that means that he (or she) has about three races in which to earn enough graded stakes to...
January 13, 2012 - 10:58am
Jennie Rees, turf writer for the "Courier-Journal," will take home her third Eclipse Award for writing when the awards are handed out January 16.
The Eclipse Awards are considered the Academy Awards of the horse racing industry. The annual Eclipse Awards, presented by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), the Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters, recognize excellence in the thoroughbred...
January 6, 2012 - 10:15am
Studs of the equine nature, actually. Stallion open houses scheduled at several Lexington-area horse farms.
Keeneland opens its 2012 sales year on Monday, January 9, with its January Horses of All Ages Sale. A total of 1,594 horses will be available for auction during the four-day event. Area stallion farms draw auction attendees out to the farm by scheduling open houses the same week.