Reddam Racing’s Nyquist, early favorite for the 2016 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), will have his final work in preparation for the classic on Friday, April 29, at Keeneland.
Forte Dei Marmi and Starspangled Heat (Photo by Tim Wilson)
Lexington, KY – APRIL 25, 2016 -Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY, will host its Annual Homecoming Sponsored by Red Brand Fence on Sunday May 8th, 2016 from 2 pm to 6 pm.
LOUISVILLE, KY (Thursday, April 21, 2016) – It’s time to get ready for your favorite Derby week events. Opening Night presented by Stella Artois and Old Forester kicks off the Derby celebration on Saturday, April 30 followed by action-packed racing on Tuesday and Wednesday and a celebration of all things Kentucky at Thurby presented by TwinSpires.com to begin Oaks & Derby weekend. Tickets for all events are still available at www.kentuckyderbyweek.com.
Winners of 77 Races Earn Automatic Berths, Travel and Entry Fees Paid Into World Championships
Seven “Win and You’re In” Races for Breeders’ Cup Classic
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 19, 2016) — The Breeders’ Cup announced today that the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Challenge series will consist of 77 automatic qualifying races, including four new races, into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships with 49 Challenge races held in the U.S. and Canada, and 28 races to be run outside of North America.
Photo by Leslie Martin
LOUISVILLE, KY. (Monday, April 18, 2016) – The roster of 3-year-old fillies eligible to compete in the 142nd running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) at Churchill Downs Racetrack has grown to 114 with the addition of Mike Tarp’s Go Maggie Go, the unbeaten winner of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII), and J K Racing Stable’s Mokat, the California-based runner-up to champion unbeaten Songbird in the Santa Anita Oaks (GI), during the late phase of nominations to America’s premier race that closed on Wednesday, April 13.
American steeplechasing traces its lineage to Ireland, but owes its life to nine men from New York. August Belmont, H. DeCourcy Forbes, Samuel S. Howland, James O. Green, Frederick Gebhard, A.J. Cassatt, Foxhall P. Keene, John G. Follansbee and Frederick H. Prince founded the National Steeplechase Association. The purposes of the organization, according to the original charter dated February 15, 1895, have changed little.
Last fall, officials from the Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville, Tennessee and Cheltenham Racecourse in the United Kingdom announced a $500,000 bonus to any horse that could win both the Iroquois and the Cheltenham World Hurdle within one calendar year. Now the Volunteer State Horsemen’s Foundation has boosted the purse on the American side to $200,000, a $50,000 increase.
The Iroquois Steeplechase is an iconic sporting event that has been Nashville’s rite of spring since 1941, attracting tens of thousands of spectators to watch the best horses and riders in the world race over hurdles on a three-mile turf track! Held the second Saturday of each May at Percy Warner Park, we are Music City’s annual celebration of time-honored traditions, Tennessee hospitality and Southern fashions. See below for fast facts about #TNSteeplechase:
Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named 10 athletes and their horses to the Short List for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team. The athletes and their horses will compete in designated CSIO/CSI observation events taking place May 12 – June 26, 2016.
Round three of the 112th U.S. Open Polo Championship® featured all four teams in bracket I. Dubai advances to the semifinals after their resounding 14-6 win over White Birch, and Valiente moves on to the quarterfinals after defeating Coca-Cola 11-7.