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Keeneland says that Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel sustained a sports concussion after being thrown from his mount Wednesday.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Just in time for the Fall meet Keeneland is introducing a new smartphone App.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Keeneland has announced that longtime Bugler George "Bucky" Sallee is retiring.

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LEXINGTON, Ky.-- Unbridled's Song, the son of 1990 Kentucky Derby winner Unbridled who went on to capture a Breeders' Cup race and become a prolific sire, died Friday. He was 20.

Taylor Made Stallions, where the horse stood his entire career, said in a statement a large and inoperable mass was discovered in his sinus cavities and around the optic nerves. The horse began showing acute neurological symptoms Thursday and was euthanized.

Ky. Looks At Creating Panel To Review Horse Deaths

Jun 7, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- For a sport steeped in the thrill of 1,000-pound thoroughbreds stampeding down the racetrack, there are inherent risks.

Those hazards occasionally turn into tragedy, so Kentucky horse-racing regulators are looking at creating an equine mortality review committee in the latest attempt to reduce horse deaths. The panel would dig into details about each horse leading up to its life-ending injury. Those closest to the ill-fated horse would be interviewed.

Orb A One Hit Wonder Or Legit Triple Crown Threat?

May 17, 2013
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BALTIMORE -- Everything's a go for Orb.  The Kentucky Derby winner was in a playful mood the day before the Preakness, making faces for photographers between nibbles of grass outside his stall at Pimlico Race Course.

"He's really settled in well. He seems to be energetic about what he's doing so I couldn't be more pleased," trainer Shug McGaughey said on a warm and sunny Friday morning. "We're excited about giving it a whirl to see if we can get it done and go on to the next step."

Orb Draws Rail As 1-1 Favorite In Preakness Stakes

May 15, 2013
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BALTIMORE  -- The Preakness draw was over, and trainer Shug McGaughey listed a variety of reasons why he was OK with having Kentucky Derby winner Orb starting Saturday's race from the rail.  Then someone asked him, "If you had your choice, where would you want to be?"  Without hesitation, McGaughey responded, "The outside."

Despite getting the inside post in Wednesday's draw, Orb was made an even-money favorite to win the Preakness and keep alive his bid to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

Top Sire Storm Cat Euthanized At 30

Apr 24, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Storm Cat, the thoroughbred stallion who once commanded one of the highest breeding fees in North America, died Wednesday at Overbrook Farm in Lexington. He was 30.

Ric Waldman, manager of Storm Cat's stud career, said the horse was euthanized due to complications from old age. Waldman said Storm Cat appeared to have cancer but tests were not performed because they could have caused him pain.

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has wielded his executive authority to implement a regulation allowing only government veterinarians to administer race-day drugs to horses.

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- A proposed regulation that would allow only government veterinarians to administer race-day drugs to horses has hit a snag in Kentucky.

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