Ky Racing Spotlight: Ferrin Peterson, Bill Morey and Ky Sen. Robin Webb

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022) — Veterinarian-turned-jockey Ferrin Peterson, trainer Bill Morey and Kentucky State Senator Robin Webb are this week’s featured guests on Kentucky Racing Spotlight presented by the Kentucky HBPA this Friday from 6-7 p.m. ET on Louisville’s ESPN 680 AM/105.7 FM. Peterson rode part-time at Golden Gate Fields while working on her veterinary medicine degree at […] Continue Reading

On eve of riding finale, Albarado on Kentucky Racing Spotlight

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021) — Robby Albarado, rider of two Horses of the Year and two Preakness Stakes winners, will be in studio for the second edition of Kentucky Racing Spotlight presented by the Kentucky HBPA this Friday from 6-7 p.m. ET on Louisville’s ESPN 680/105.7. Albarado’s final mount in a career spanning 34,113 races, 5,222 victories and […] Continue Reading

KY Racing Spotlight to air 6-7p ET Fridays on ESPN 680 through March 4

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021) — Lucky 7 Stable’s Mike Mackin, horse owner/celebrity bettor Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale and Kentucky Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer are among the guests as Kentucky Racing Spotlight presented by the Kentucky HBPA debuts Friday. The weekly radio program will air 6-7 p.m. ET Fridays through March 4 on Louisville’s ESPN 680/105.7, the […] Continue Reading

HBPA: Time to expand KTDF to claiming races (and panel agrees)

(File photo of Senator Damon Thayer courtesy NKY Tribune) FRANKFORT, Ky. (Friday, Nov. 19, 2021) — Expanding purse supplements for Kentucky-breds to include claiming races would shore up the state’s year-round horse-racing circuit, keeping horses and jobs in Kentucky, the leading horsemen’s association told a legislative committee Friday. Rick Hiles, president of the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (KHBPA), […] Continue Reading

Apprentice Andrea Rodriguez wins Ellis Park debut

Ellis Park press release by Jennie Rees Video interview with Rodriguez HENDERSON, Ky. (Saturday, July 3, 2021) — Andrea Rodriguez had never even been to Ellis Park before, let alone ridden in a race. But the 23-year-old apprentice jockey wasted no time locating the winner’s circle. Rodriguez rode 11-shot Artie’s Lady to a head victory over 14-1 Midnight Lewis in […] Continue Reading

Van Dyke guides Ward-trained Like the King to Jeff Ruby victory

Recap of Turfway Park’s Jeff Ruby Steaks card, written by Kevin Kerstein of Churchill Downs’ publicity office (Coady Photography photo above: Like the King winning the $250,000 Jeff Ruby under Drayden Van Dyke to secure a spot in the Kentucky Derby) Jeff Ruby video with Ward, Van Dyke LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, March 27, 2021) – M Racing Group’s Like the […] Continue Reading

Jeff Ruby Steaks: Tarantino no-sale proved smart business move

A Kentucky HBPA news feature (Photo: Tarantino winning a Gulfstream Park allowance race. Coglianese Photography/Lauren King) When Tarantino returned East last fall to try a different racetrack and/or go through the auction ring, trainer Bob Baffert cautioned the owners not to sell the colt too cheaply. And when the $610,000 yearling purchase brought a high bid of $240,000 at Keeneland’s […] Continue Reading

King’s Ovation could have Jeff Ruby presenting trophy to himself

(Kentucky HBPA media release by Jennie Rees. Photo by Kareem Elgazzar: Restaurateur and Turfway’s Jeff Ruby Steaks sponsor Jeff Ruby at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse in downtown Cincinnati. )        Prominent restaurateur Jeff Ruby figures to be in the Turfway Park winner’s circle for the stakes he sponsors. His partners in King’s Ovation just hope their horse is in there as […] Continue Reading

Hush of a Storm, Gretzky the Great hook up again in Jeff Ruby

Churchill Downs press release (above Coady Photography photo of Gretzky the Great training at Keeneland for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, in which he was sixth) FLORENCE, Ky. (Wednesday, March 24, 2021) – Joseph P. Morey Trust’s $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes winner Hush of a Storm, along with Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber’s Grade I-winning colt Gretzky the […] Continue Reading

EHV1 update from Rusty Ford

Horsemen: This memo was sent out by Rusty Ford, the equine operations consultant for Kentucky’s office of the state veterinarian in the Department of Agriculture. Subject: EHV1 UPDATE 3/11/21 EHM Confirmed Case KY Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) has been confirmed in a 3yo thoroughbred filly in Woodford County, Kentucky. The filly reportedly had a fever on Saturday, and was referred […] Continue Reading