horse racing

Sports
11:29 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Instant Racing Ruling Overturned

Wikipedia

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling that would have allowed instant racing at horse tracks in Kentucky. But the court is not saying instant racing is illegal.

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Sports
2:24 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Churchill Downs Changes Qualifications for Kentucky Derby

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 9:46 am

In an attempt to gain fans, Churchill Downs Incorporated is adopting a new points system for entry into the Kentucky Derby and will cut the number of qualifying stakes races considered for entry from 185 down to 36.

"Our primary driving motive is to create new fans for horse racing," said CDI chair and CEO Bob Evans in a press release.

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Horse Racing
1:52 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Post Positions Set for Belmont Stakes

The post positions are set for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, the third leg in thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown. 

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Science
3:24 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Track Tech Equine Health

Tim1965 wikimedia commons

We’re in Triple Crown season with the Preakness next Saturday. Some of the finest equine health care in the world is centered in the Kentucky Bluegrass, and advances in veterinary medicine give those who can afford it an edge at the track. Kentucky Public Radio’s Leslie Guttman reports on how advances in veterinary medicine give those who can afford it an edge at the track.

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Business
4:18 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Keeneland Breaks Records

Jason Phillips wikimedia commons

Records in both overall and single day attendance were broken this spring at Keeneland Race Course.   Over 40,000 people visited the Lexington facility on April 14th for the Bluegrass Stakes.  In total, spokeswoman Amy Gregory says over 269,000 people were in the stands during the 15-day meet.

“We’ve actually been very blessed with some terrific weather this spring.  And, we’ve had just some fantastic racing, the support of our horsemen has been wonderful.”

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