January 13, 2012 - 10:58am
Jennie Rees, turf writer for the "Courier-Journal," will take home her third Eclipse Award for writing when the awards are handed out January 16.
The Eclipse Awards are considered the Academy Awards of the horse racing industry. The annual Eclipse Awards, presented by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), the Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters, recognize excellence in the thoroughbred...
January 6, 2012 - 10:15am
Studs of the equine nature, actually. Stallion open houses scheduled at several Lexington-area horse farms.
Keeneland opens its 2012 sales year on Monday, January 9, with its January Horses of All Ages Sale. A total of 1,594 horses will be available for auction during the four-day event. Area stallion farms draw auction attendees out to the farm by scheduling open houses the same week.
January 3, 2012 - 8:30am
Local news for Jan. 3, 2012
"Governor Steve Beshear has blocked the proposed merger between University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish/St. Mary’s Health System and Catholic Health Initiatives. The news was a blow to the hospitals, which saw the merger as a solution to their various financial problems. But a...
January 2, 2012 - 11:00am
The city of Louisville has become known for the sport of horse racing but why? I take a look at that in this Sports legend of the Ville segment.
Recently, I heard a piece of a radio broadcast from WHAS from years ago. The show was music themed, but in a break the DJ encouraged listeners to come out to the Louisville Downs, a track that’s often forgot about in town nowadays despite the local sports community that’s often very...
December 28, 2011 - 9:45am
Whether for or against casino gaming at racetracks, voters want the opportunity to voice their opinion.
A recent survey, commissioned by various Kentucky horse racing interests, shows that Kentuckians want the chance to vote on whether to allow casino gaming in Kentucky. The Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group in Washington, D.C. surveyed 612 Kentucky voters statewide December 12-14, 2011 regarding their...