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Super Saver Being Readied For May 15 Preakness

by Gabe Bullard on May 3, 2010

by Gabe Bullard

The winner of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby is now being prepped for the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.

Super Saver brought trainer Todd Pletcher his first career Derby victory.   He says the horse has met all expectations leading up to the Derby.   

“This horse didn’t particularly have any setbacks. He just needed some time to really get going as well as he can go. There’s nothing…he didn’t miss any days of training. He was just kind of getting a little better as went along,” he said.

But while Super Saver won the Derby, the colt Ice Box ran a strong race, staying near the outside of the track and finishing second.

Ice Box trainer Nick Zito says he hasn’t decided whether he’ll enter his horse in the Preakness.

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Baffert Confident In Gomez For Derby

by Gabe Bullard April 30, 2010

The 136th running of the Kentucky Derby is tomorrow and a full field of 20 horses is set to compete.

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Beshear Open To Special Session On Budget, Horses

by Gabe Bullard May 25, 2009

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he’s open to calling a special session to address the state budget shortfall and the horse industry.

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The Equine Industry

by Laura Ellis April 30, 2009

You probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn the only equine business program in the world with the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation is located in Kentucky. But would you be surprised to learn it’s not in the rolling hills of Lexington, but on the Belknap Campus of the University of Louisville? Since 1987, the Equine Industry Program has been preparing students for a variety of careers both in the equine industry and related fields. Listen to the Show

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Second Chance Horses

by Laura Ellis April 27, 2009

Thoroughbreds, like many professional athletes, often enjoy fast and flashy careers accompanied by fame and fortune. Unfortunately, when their racing days are over and they are no longer profitable, they face an uncertain future. Some are auctioned off for slaughter; others are neglected or abandoned. Thanks to efforts of caring individuals and organizations an increasing number of ex-racehorses are being rescued and retrained for new careers. Listen to the Show

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Ground Broken On Equine Center

by Gabe Bullard February 10, 2009

Construction is underway for a new equestrian center in Eastern Jefferson County.

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Horse Abandonments on the Rise

by scrosby November 14, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Council says the worsening economy is even affecting the state’s signature animal. Council Executive Director Ginny Grulke says as money gets tighter in Kentucky households, many families who own horses are cutting care of the animals out of their budgets. She says in the past, families could sell their unwanted horses, but […]

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