Campanelle to take on In Good Spirits in Buffalo Trace

Today’s media notes by Keeneland’s publicity department (Keeneland/Coady Photography photo above of In Good Spirits capturing the $600,000, G3 Keeneland Mint Ladies Sprint at Kentucky Downs.) CAMPANELLE (IRE) HEADS FIELD OF 12 FOR BUFFALO TRACE  LOBO PADS HIS BREEDERS’ CUP ROSTER WITH IN LOVE (BRZ)’S KEENELAND TURF MILE VICTORY NEXT START FOR CLAIBORNE BREEDERS’ FUTURITY WINNER RATTLE N ROLL UNDECIDED BROWN […] Continue Reading

Rattle N Roll powers to Breeders’ Futurity win; Bell’s the One is the one

Keeneland stakes recaps (photos by Keeneland/Coady Photography) Lucky Seven Stable’s Rattle N Roll made a sweeping move on the far turn and then rocketed by the field at the head of the stretch to draw off for a 4¼-length victory in the 108th running of the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) for 2-year-olds. By virtue of the victory, Rattle N […] Continue Reading

Celebration of Tom Conway’s life Monday 4-7p at Derby Museum

(Keeneland photo of Tom Conway, right, and his son Jack after they won the 2010 Toyota Blue Grass with 40-1 shot Stately Victor) A celebration of life for prominent Louisville attorney and horse owner Tom Conway —  whose many roles including being a board member of the Kentucky HBPA — will be held Monday, Sept. 27,  from 4-7 p.m. ET […] Continue Reading

Hot Rod Charlie wins PaDerby; did he again impede Midnight Bourbon?

By Tim Wilkin, for PARX Racing (EquiPhoto photos) Bensalem, Pa. (Saturday, September 25, 2021) – The first career Grade 1 victory came to Roadrunner Racing, Williams Strauss, Boat Racing and Gainesway Stables’ Hot Rod Charlie in Saturday’s 41st running of the Grade I, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. But it did not come without controversy. The ownership group, trainer Doug O’Neill, jockey […] Continue Reading

Cox on Monomoy Girl: ‘Meant the world to my career’

Churchill Downs’ media notes by Kevin Kerstein (Coady Photography photo above of Monomou: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021) – Spendthrift Farm and trainer Brad Cox announced Wednesday afternoon the retirement of multiple champion mare Monomoy Girl. Cox reflected Thursday about Monomoy Girl and what she’s meant to his career. “She’s simply a remarkable mare and has meant the world […] Continue Reading

Salute! Major General now earliest leader on Road to 2022 Derby

(Churchill Downs stakes recap. Coady Photography photo of Major General and jockey Javier Castellano capturing Churchill Downs’ $300,000, Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes Saturday night by a neck over Tough to Tame and Sophie Doyle.) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021) – WinStar Farm and Siena Farms’ Major General is the early points leader on the 2022 “Road to the Kentucky […] Continue Reading

Asmussen sends out Stellar Tap, Guntown in G3 Iroquois

Photo above: Guntown, shown winning an Ellis Park maiden race on Aug. 13, is one of two horses Steve Asmussen will run in Saturday night’s $300,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs. Coady Photography Today’s Churchill Downs media notes penned by Kevin Kerstein: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Sept. 17, 2021) – Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen arguably recorded one of […] Continue Reading

B. Wayne Hughes – visionary who restored Spendthrift to prominence — passes away at 87

A Spendthrift Farm press release (photo courtesy Spendthrift Farm): LEXINGTON, Ky. – We are very saddened to report the passing of B. Wayne Hughes ,who died peacefully today in his home at his beloved Spendthrift Farm with loving family by his side. The longtime horse racing visionary and leader – best known within the industry for returning Spendthrift to prominence […] Continue Reading

‘D. Wayne & Dale: A Conversation’ – Don’t miss this free event Saturday, Aug. 14 at Ellis Park!

(Above: D. Wayne Lukas at Ellis Park. Jennie Rees photo) HENDERSON, Ky. (Friday, Aug. 6, 2021) — Tri-State horse-racing and sports enthusiasts can enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience watching legendary trainer D. Wayne Lukas and Kentucky stalwart Dale Romans exchange stories, interview each other and take questions from the public on Saturday Aug. 14 at Ellis Park. “D. Wayne and Dale: […] Continue Reading

Everything to know about Ellis Park (except who’s going to win)

An Ellis Park press release (Coady Photography photo of multiple graded-stakes winner Crazy Beautiful winning the 2020 RUNHAPPY Ellis Park Debutante for co-meet-leading trainer Kenny McPeek): HENDERSON, Ky. (Thursday, June 24, 2021) — They’re approaching the starting gate for the RUNHAPPY Meet at Ellis Park. Here’s a look at the 31-date session that kicks off this Sunday, June 27, and runs […] Continue Reading