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  • Sudden Surprise much the best in the Funny Cide.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Stormy Regatta a game winner of the Riskaverse.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Da Big Hoss roles down the lane to score in the John's Call.Posted 1 day ago
  • Catch My Drift romps home a big winner in the Summer Colony.Posted 3 days ago
  • Jess's Dream, first foal and second runner of Rachel Alexandra, wins his career debut.Posted 4 days ago
  • Gary Stevens completes a big weekend with a Del Mar Mile win aboard Avanzare.Posted 4 days ago
  • Stallwalkin' Dude wins a three-horse photo thriller in the Tale of the Cat.Posted 4 days ago
  • Reporting Star gets to the wire first in Woodbine's Play the King.Posted 4 days ago
  • Beholder blitzes the boys in sensational style in the TVG Pacific Classic!Posted 5 days ago
  • Big John B powers home in the turfy Del Mar Handicap.Posted 5 days ago
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View From The Bluegrass
Posted Thursday, June 04, 2015
Meanwhile, two farms right across the street from one another – Old Friends Retirement Farm and Summer Wind Farm – prove just how small the world of Thoroughbred racing is these days.
Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015
All went well on Saturday, April 26, 2015, as Carpe Diem had his final workout at Keeneland for trainer Todd Pletcher in preparation for next Saturday's, May 2, running of the Kentucky Derby.
Posted Thursday, April 23, 2015
Gov. Brereton Jones and trainer Larry Jones won the Kentucky Oaks together with Proud Spell and Believe You Can. The two team up once again, as they'll go for a third with Lovely Maria.
Posted Friday, April 17, 2015
With a powerful stretch run, Deceptive Vision fought on the outside of a group of four horses, and crossed the finish line the winner by a head in the Doubledogdare Stakes.
Posted Thursday, April 16, 2015
On Friday, April 17, 2015, the 21st running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes (G3) will be held at Keeneland. The race itself is named after Doubledogdare, one of the great fillies in Thoroughbred racing. Who is she and what is her story? Read on to find out.
Posted Saturday, April 11, 2015
Rallying along the outside around the final turn, Divining Rod charged into the lead at the top of the stretch and went on to win the Coolmore Lexington Stakes by three lengths.
Posted Friday, April 10, 2015
The last time Lady Eli and Sunset Glow faced each other was in the 2014 Breeders Cup Fillies Turf, where Lady Eli beat her rival. Sunday at Keeneland, the two face each other once again.
Posted Saturday, April 04, 2015
In an impressive performance, Carpe Diem scored a three-length victory in the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland, on his way to the Kentucky Derby.
Posted Friday, April 03, 2015
While most racing fans might be focused on the "big boys" in the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland this Saturday, April 4, there are many others who will be just as interested in watching the fillies in the Ashland Stakes on the same day, where Peace and War was made the early race-favorite at 3-1.
Posted Thursday, April 02, 2015
The 2015 Keeneland Spring meet opens this Friday, April 3, with six stakes races on tap for opening weekend, including the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.
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Meet Rick Capone
                                  
Rick Capone has been a horse racing fan since the Saturday afternoon when he saw Riva Ridge, his all-time favorite horse, win the Kentucky Derby on television.
 
Today, he is the sports editor for The Woodford Sun, a weekly newspaper in Versailles, Ky., a town just outside of Lexington and only 15 minutes away from Keeneland.
 
In addition to his duties at the Sun, Rick is a volunteer at Old Friends, the thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown that is owned by Michael Blowen. He even is part owner of one of the retirees there, Miss Hooligan, the grand daughter of 1988 Eclipse Award – Champion Turf Horse, Sunshine Forever, who is also on the farm.
 
Rick grew up in Havertown, Pa., just outside of West Philadelphia. At 20, he moved to South Florida with his family and lived a stones throw from Gulfstream. After some stops in North Carolina, Georgia and California, he currently lives in Georgetown, Ky., where he gets to drive by some of the greatest horse farms in the world on his way to work every morning.
 

(Photo: Miss Hooligan and Rick at Old Friends this past December. (Photo by Steve Blake)

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