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Ramseys Win Breeders Award


Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey have won the fifth annual John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Its the second such win for the couple, who are partnered in the Nicholasville, KY-based Ramsey Farm, also won in the inaugural year, 2011. The John Deere Award, presented by Breeders’ […]

Pharaoh Earnings Top $8.5 Mil with Breeders Win


After a wire-to-wire win in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keenland Race Track in Kentucky, American Pharoah is galloping off to stud with a hefty $8.65 million, making him one of the highest earning Thoroughbreds in U.S. history. Since becoming the first horse in 37-years to win the Triple Crown, Pharoah has earned $4 million for owner Zayat Racing […]

Breeders’ Cup


The Breeders’ Cup takes place Oct. 30-31 at Keenland, in Lexington, KY. It is the richest two days in sports, with $26 million paid out in purses and awards over the entire weekend. Thirteen races comprise the schedule, with NBC Sports broadcasting live from the event. Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is among those competing in […]

Triumph, Tragedy at Ascot

Grey horse Lethal Force crosses the finish line at Ascot.

The Royal Ascot meet drew to a close with a joyous victory by Lethal Force in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, but tragedy too as Thomas Chippendale died at the finish line in the earlier Hardwicke Stakes. The cause of death is believed to be a heart-attack for the four-year-old colt for whom it was the […]

Malice Fuels Belmont Victory

Palace Malice pounds down the homestretch flashing green and yellow silks.

Palace Malice won the 145th Belmont Stakes on June 9. Preakness winner Oxbow finished second, and Kentucky Derby champ Orb third. Ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, Palace Malice was leading for most of the race, then exploded in the homestretch to win by 3 ¼ lengths in a time of 2:30.70. The […]

Royal Ascot a Regal Scene

Athletes parade before spectators at the horsewalk at Ascot.

The international racing scene heats up with U.S. fans getting front-row seats at the 2013 Royal Ascot meet, June 18-22, just West of London, not far from the iconic Windsor Castle. The 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, who went on to win the $10 Million Dubai World Cup earlier this year, seeks to cap […]

Belmont Match On for Orb, Oxbow

Orb glistens with sweat after a race.

Team Orb has declared “game on!” The Kentucky Derby winner will take on Preakness winner Oxbow in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. Orb trainer Shug McGaughey said barring any unforeseen setbacks. Following a lackluster performance that led to a fourth place finish in the Preakness, McGaughey had said he would ship the colt to Belmont […]

Oxbow Pierces Orb in Preakness

Oxbow races across the finish line.

In a wire-to-wire win, long shot Oxbow claimed the cup at the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD, May 18. The NJ-bred bay colt left the starting gate under Gary Stevens with 15-to-1 odds to become the despoiler of Triple Crown dreams for Kentucky Derby winner Orb. […]

Orb Spins Derby Win

Jockey Joel Rosario raises his crop in victory as a mud-splattered Orb crosses the finish line at the Kentucky Derby.

Nineteen 3-year-olds entered the starting gate for the 139th Kentucky Derby, and it was the favorite, Orb, at 5-to1, who won the day on May 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville. The outcome wasn’t obvious for the first half of the race, as jockey Joel Rosario held back during the early part of the race, […]

Mine That Bird Breezing to Screen

Mine That Bird wags his tongue at trainer Chip Woolley

The long shot 2009 winner of the Kentucky Derby is ready to make a comeback – on the big screen. The ragtag gelding Mine That Bird is the subject of an independently-financed feature film called “50 to 1,” a reference to his odds on Derby day. Produced and directed by Jim Wilson, the film stars […]

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