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Keeneland, UK HealthCare Launch Keeneland Kids Club Partnership

Keeneland and UK HealthCare kicked off the Kids Club aspect of their new multiyear partnership announced last fall--now formally recognized as the Keeneland Kids Club in Partnership with UK HealthCare Kentucky Children's Hospital--Tuesday with the goal of providing health education to a wider audience. Established in 2012, the Keeneland Kids Club is the official Kids Club for Keeneland fans 12 and younger. In addition to learning about Keeneland and the horse industry, its more than 7,000 members participate in annual family fun events, such as an Easter Egg Hunt, Kids...

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Ask The Experts: Len Green

Today, we begin a new column where readers are invited to write in and ask our expert Len Green their equine-related tax and accounting questions. Have a question you'd like answered? Email [email protected] Question #1: I am a partner in a racing syndicate. I received a K-1 form which shows a loss for the year. My accountant is questioning whether I am entitled to deduct the loss. What is the problem? Losses from partnership ownership fall into three categories: a. Active--which means the losses can be used to offset any...

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McLaughlin Opts Out of NY

Kiaran McLaughlin, who has been a fixture on the New York racing scene for over three decades, confirmed to the TDN Thursday he will not be returning to his usual New York training base at Belmont Park this spring. McLaughlin, who is one of several New York-based horsemen who have been investigated by both the New York Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Labor, was fined $304,646 last November by the state Department of Labor for what was reported as a 'violation of minimum wage requirements'. An investigation...

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Old Chapel Farm in Motion

Old Chapel Farm has built a reputation over the last few years as a boutique weanling-to-yearling pinhooking operation, but owner Andrew Motion decided to look for a more diversified investment and took advantage of the opportunity of his daughter Mary's trip to last month's Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. "My dad has been pinhooking, but now it's just crazy money,"  Mary Motion explained. "He has a broodmare background, so we thought we would get more of a long-term investment out of the mares. I originally went down to...

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Notable US-Bred & -Sired Runners in Japan: Feb. 8 & 9, 2020

In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Kyoto and Tokyo Racecourses: Saturday, February 8, 2020 2nd-KYO, ¥9,680,000 ($88k), Maiden, 3yo, 1800m QUALITY TIME (JPN) (f, 3, Quality Road--Gypsy {GB}, by Distorted Humor) is out of a winning daughter of Glia (A.P. Indy), a stakes winner and GSP...

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Curlin Colt Debuts Victoriously at the Big A

5th-Aqueduct, $65,960, Msw, 1-30, 3yo, 6f, 1:13.27, ft. SIXTO (c, 3, Curlin--Drift to the Lead, by Yonaguska), dismissed at odds of 13-1 in a field reduced to five by the post-time scratching of Ghost Fighter (Tapit), was roused to the lead approaching the sixteenth pole and held on for a 1 3/4-length victory in his career debut. Only fairly away, the dark bay gained a bit of ground as favored Its a Wrap (Twirling Candy) cut out the running. Three deep on the turn, the May 17 foal looked a...

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Hooked on Racing: Christa Marrillia

Tired of all the bad news? So were we. So, in our new series, we focus on the positive, asking people from non-horse racing families two questions: how they get hooked, and how they'll hook someone else on horse racing this year. CHRISTA MARRILLIA, VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, KEENELAND What was the experience that made you fall in love with horse racing? So like many who grew up in Central Kentucky, my passion for the sport sparked from my experiences at Keeneland. In high school, I would skip...

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TVG to Sponsor Keeneland’s Woodford, Limestone Turf Sprint

TVG and Keeneland have expanded their relationship for the 2020 season. The network is slated to sponsor a pair of races during the spring and fall meets-- the Apr. 10 TVG Limestone Turf Sprint and the Oct. 3 GII Woodford S., Presented by TVG. The $100,000 TVG Limestone Turf Sprint--a 5 1/2-furlong turf race for 3-year-old fillies--will be featured on the GI Maker's Mark Mile undercard. The $200,000 Woodford, Presented by TVG, is a 5 1/2-furlong test for 3-year-olds and up on turf, and will run during Fall Stars Weekend....

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Op/Ed: Time to Double Down

Anne Sabatino Hardy is Executive Director of Visit Horse Country I didn't grow up around horses, but I did grow up with a gambler. My dad liked Craps and Blackjack mostly, and played well. According to family legend, during a high school spring break trip to Las Vegas, one successful late-night Craps game was punctuated by "Annie needs a new prom dress!" I can't verify the story (my parents had standards, after all--I was relegated to the room), but indeed my first prom dress was secured during a visit to...

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Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton and OBS Announce Major Reforms to Medication and Riding Crop Policies for 2-Year-Old Sales

Officials from Keeneland Association, Fasig-Tipton Company Inc. and Ocala Breeders' Sales Company Inc. have jointly announced significant changes to policies regarding medication, including restriction of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and a ban on bronchodilators at all 2-year-old sales, and limited use of riding crops at under-tack shows. The revised Conditions of Sale for each sales company take effect March 2020. These proactive measures demonstrate continued uniformity among the United States' three largest Thoroughbred auction houses and are the latest round of leadership reforms undertaken in recent years, following action in...

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Hooked on Racing: Jon Green

Tired of all the bad news? So were we. So, in our new series, we focus on the positive, asking people from non-horse racing families two questions: how they get hooked, and how they'll hook someone else on horse racing this year. JON GREEN, GENERAL MANAGER, DJ STABLES What was the experience that hooked you on the sport? I grew up in a family of accountants, and, in 1989, I attended my first auction "unchaperoned" by my parents--it was the New Sire Showcase portion of the Fasig-Tipton July sale. Back...

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Breeders’ Cup Tickets Go On Sale Mar. 9

Tickets for the 2020 Breeders' Cup World Championships will go on sale to the public Mar. 9 at 9:00 a.m. EST, the Breeders' Cup announced Tuesday. The 37th running of the Breeders' Cup will return to historic Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7. The 2020 World Championships marks the second time that the event will be held at Keeneland following its inaugural running at the venue in 2015, which was widely praised as one of the best in the event's history. On the...

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