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Philip Bauer was born in Louisville, KY on April 14, 1985, as the youngest of six children to Jude and Larry Bauer. He graduated from St. Margaret Mary grade school in 1999 and from St. Xavier high school in 2003. Philip fell in love with horses and horse racing at a young age being around… Read more

June 10, 2019

Preakness S. (G1) winner War of Will and Kentucky Derby (G1) third-place finisher Tacitus, both products of the Kentucky breeding program, are the marquee names in Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont S. (G1), the anchor race of a stellar stakes card. Nine of the ten Belmont entrants boast Kentucky breed lines, the same as the last… Read more

June 6, 2019

Managing partner in Ashland Park Stables Racing Partnership and Ashland Park Management, a consulting firm. Current board member of Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, and current President of Fayette County Farm Bureau. He is a former partner in Woodlynn Farm and has been actively involved in the Thoroughbred business for over 35 years.

May 28, 2019

The 144th Preakness S. (G1) win by War of Will marked the 100th time that a Kentucky-bred won the middle leg of the Triple Crown and topped a terrific day of stakes results for Kentucky horses at Pimlico. After a his much-publicized trouble in the May 4th Kentucky Derby (G1), War of Will came back… Read more

May 21, 2019

A native of central Kentucky, Mark grew up working around Gainesway Farm where his father Joe was manager for forty years. In 1991 Mark graduated from Clemson University with a B.A. in English. Upon graduation, Mark returned to the horse business where he worked for Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally in California before spending… Read more

May 20, 2019

Like the May 4th Kentucky Derby (G1), Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness S. (G1) field is dominated by Kentucky-breds, but with only four Derby starters in the 13-horse field, there are plenty of fresh faces seeking the second leg of the Triple Crown. Three Derby returnees: Improbable, War of Will and Bodexpress, hail from the Bluegrass… Read more

May 16, 2019

Dermot Ryan is the manager of Ashford Stud, the American division of Coolmore Stud. A native of Co. Tipperary, Ireland, Dermot graduated from the Irish National Stud Thoroughbred Breeding Course before taking a position with Coolmore Stud in Ireland. Following eight years working for Coolmore in Ireland, Dermot relocated to Coolmore America in 1993. Dermot… Read more

May 13, 2019

Country House became the 111th Kentucky-bred to win the Kentucky Derby (G1), officially finishing three-quarters of a length in front of Code of Honor. He is also the fifth consecutive Derby winner from the Bluegrass State. Bred by the late Jerry V. Shields, Jr., whose wife Mrs. Maury Shields owns the son of Lookin at… Read more

May 5, 2019

Serengeti Empress’ gate-to-wire score in Saturday’s $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) topped off a huge Friday at Churchill Downs that saw Kentucky-breds win five of the six graded races on the card, including both Grade 1’s. A few hours before the Oaks, She’s a Julie was an impressive winner of the $500,000 La Troienne S…. Read more

May 4, 2019

The spotlight of the racing world is on Churchill Downs the first weekend in May, with the per-eminent races for 3-year-old colts and fillies, the 145th running of Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1), both proving grounds for divisional hierarchy. The Derby has been won overwhelming by Kentucky-breds, with 110 to date. Only three… Read more

May 2, 2019