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Fans Will Be Allowed to Attend Kentucky Derby

The Sept 5 GI Kentucky Derby will be held with a limited amount of spectators in the stands, it was announced Thursday by Churchill Downs. "We are happy to announce that we will conduct Derby week with fans," Churchill Downs President Kevin Flanery said. "It's going to be a different experience. This is a different year." Churchill's plans to conduct the races with fans was approved by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and state health officials. The Derby was moved from its traditional spot, the first Saturday in May, to September...

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Woodford Thoroughbreds Announces New Safety Protocols for Upcoming OBS June Sale

As many businesses evolve to address public safety concerns in the age of COVID-19, Woodford Thoroughbreds has announced extensive safety protocols for the OBS Horses in Training Sale set to take place June 9-12. Beth Bayer, Director of Sales commented, "The 2-year-old in training sales are a critical piece to the sale cycle of the Thoroughbred Industry in the United States. We have full confidence in the preparation that went into our horses and expect them to perform well. Woodford Thoroughbreds understands in order for the sale to be a...

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New Vocations Finds Homes for 60 Retired Racehorses in April

Though April 2020 was a month of social distancing and working from home, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program withstood the trend of solitude and sent 60 retired Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses into new and loving homes. This is the largest number of April adoptions the program has ever accomplished since its inception in 1992. The program also received 225 applications from potential adopters, which is a 100% increase from months prior. "I'm very proud of our entire team for pulling together to ensure our mission is moving forward during the...

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Silver Linings: Mark Taylor

"We are the silver lining in any and every dark cloud we could ever find. There is no need to go looking for the light when you bring it with you." -Tyler Knott Gregson TDN Intern Katie Ritz polled a series of industry members to see if they had found anything good that has come out of the current crisis. Their responses will appear every day in the TDN. To submit your own, email [email protected] MARK TAYLOR Here is my silver lining: I feel like the coronavirus and its forced...

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