• Whiskey Ticket just holds off Conquest Curlinate in the Illinois Derby.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Moreno wins the Charles Town Classic, as Shared Belief is eased.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Dramedy just holds on to win Keeneland's Elkhorn at 30-1.Posted 12 hours ago
  • It's all Hootenanny in his first race back since winning the BC Juvenile Turf.Posted 15 hours ago
  • La Verdad best in the Grade 2 Distaff.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.00 (5/76) Saturday at Keeneland Posted 15 hours ago
  • Baffert says One Lucky Dane is out of the Kentucky Derby, per DRFPosted 16 hours ago
  • Materiality, Stanford breeze 5F in 1:00.52 at Palm Beach Downs on SaturdayPosted 17 hours ago
  • Dortmund worked 5F in :58.80 (1/47) on Saturday at Santa AnitaPosted 17 hours ago
  • Deceptive Vision just holds off Lunar Surge to win the Doubledogdare.Posted 1 day ago
HRN Original Blog:
View From The Bluegrass
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.
Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Highlighting Keeneland's opening weekend will be the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes headlined by Carpe Diem.
Posted Tuesday, December 02, 2014
The 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, Silver Charm, arrived at Old Friends on Monday, where he will enjoy the rest of his days grazing on sweet Kentucky Bluegrass.
Posted Friday, October 10, 2014
Sunshine Forever, the first Thoroughbred stallion returned to the United States from Japan by Michael Blowen, owner and founder of Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown and Midway, passed away in his paddock in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2014. He was 29 years old.
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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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