Judge Allows Ramsey Horses to be Sold at January Sale

Trainer Wesley Ward got the authority Dec. 9 to sell 14 horses he has in training for owner/breeders Ken and Sarah Ramsey at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale as part of an ongoing lawsuit to recover nearly $ 1 million in alleged unpaid training bills. “The judge granted our motion, and we … Read more

Laurel, Turfway, Mahoning Valley Cancel Racing Feb. 5

Citing the lingering effects of harsh winter weather, Laurel Park, Turfway Parkand Hollywood Gaming and Mahoning Valley Race Course canceled live racing Feb. 5. In addition to a winter storm, which passed through the Mid-Atlantic region Feb. 3-4, freezing temperatures and wind chill were contributing factors to the cancellation at Laurel. Laurel’s planned partial ARC … Read more

Dooley Named as Track Announcer at Indiana Grand

John Dooley will announce racing this year at Indiana Grand, the track’s vice president and general manager of racing Eric Halstrom posted on social media Feb. 4. Dooley calls racing at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots during the winter and for 21 years fulfilled the same role at Arlington International Racecourse from spring through … Read more

Kentucky EDRC Approves Additional Funds to mRNA Study

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council approved a motion Feb. 4 to provide $ 40,000 in additional funding for the third and final phase of a messenger RNA study headed by Dr. Allen Page, staff scientist and veterinarian at the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center. The EDRC is an advisory board for the … Read more

Oaklawn Park Cancels Racing Through Weekend

Due to the effects of a winter storm hitting Arkansas, Oaklawn Park canceled racing Feb. 4-6. The lost race dates will be replaced with racing added March 17, 24, and 31, a series of Thursdays. “It’s never an easy decision to cancel live racing, but it’s the right decision for the safety of our horses … Read more

Turfway Cancels Feb. 3 Card With Snow, Ice in Forecast

Turfway Park has canceled its Feb. 3 race card with snow and ice in the upcoming forecast for Northern Kentucky, the track posted on social media Feb. 2. “Due to the impending snow and ice forecasted for the Northern Kentucky area, racing has been canceled for Thursday, February 3rd,” a Tweet from the track said … Read more

Pletcher, Gentry, Wholihan to be on KY Racing Spotlight

Todd Pletcher, Kentucky State Rep. Al Gentry and The Mint Gaming at Kentucky Downs director of marketing John Wholihan are this week’s featured guests on Kentucky Racing Spotlight presented by the Kentucky HBPA. The radio program runs 6-7 pm ET on Fridays over Louisville’s ESPN 680 AM/105.7 FM through March 4. Pletcher, inducted into the … Read more

KHRC to Consider New Rules on Workout Reporting

In a pair of moves it believes will be bettor friendly, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Rules Committee approved recommending changes that would require additional reporting of official workouts for horses entered off layoffs and will reduce the number of coupled entries in races. In another move, the rules committee also approved a recommendation that … Read more

Keeneland, Churchill believed in the rise of girls’ bags

Track moon no Keeneland a Churchill Downs presented at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund Advisory Committee video meeting Feb. Keeneland expects its special weight bags to be $ 100,000 for older horses and $ 80,000 for 2 -year -olds, the vice president of the Gatewood Bell race of the Lexington track said at Tuesday’s meeting. … Read more

Mayfield Woman Finds Lost Pets After Tornado Destroyed Home | Kentucky News

By MAGGIE MENDERSKI, Courier Journal LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Marissa Ortega fastened a cellphone charger into a makeshift leash for her dog, Ellie, before she walked into the emergency room. She’d already lost two animals in the tornado. The 23-year-old wasn’t going to let go of the only pet that came out of the rubble … Read more