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Bob Baffert talks Justify’s draw

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - The field is set for Kentucky Derby 144. Bob Baffert trained Justify is the morning line favorite at 3-1. The Santa Anita...

The Apollo Curse

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - 136 years.  No horse has taken the Kentucky Derby starting its career as a three-year old since Apollo did it...

Horse euthanized, barn place in quarantine

A virus that's common among horses resulted in the euthanasia of a racehorse at Turfway Park in Kentucky and the quarantine of the barn where the horse was stabled.

Neigh-sayers welcome at this pet-friendly Kentucky motel

A Canadian horse has had the opportunity to watch television for the first time at a pet-friendly Kentucky motel.

“Cowboy” riding horse on Kentucky highway won’t go quietly

A man on a horse had a run-in with police in Kentucky when he went for a ride on the highway.

Statue of Kentucky Derby-winning horse stolen in Indiana

Southern Indiana police are investigating the theft of a life-size statue of a horse that won the 1901 Kentucky Derby.

“A prince of a man”: Friends remember Nicholas County postman killed in crash with horse

A Central Kentucky town is mourning Friday after the tragic death of one of its own. State police say 80-year-old Donald Smith was driving to work early Friday morning when he crashed into a horse near the Bourbon-Fayette county line. Both Smith and the horse have died. f

Portion of road named after American Pharoah

A ceremony was held on Wednesday afternoon for the renaming of a major stretch of road in Lexington.

Local breeder has strong connection to not one, but two derby hopefuls

We are now just days away from the year's biggest day for horse racing.

Horse lovers “liftoff” for Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center

Some people spent their Sunday afternoon horsing around in honor of the ASPCA's National Help a Horse Day.

Kentucky Downs, EquiLottery, enter broadcast agreement

Kentucky-based entities Kentucky Downs and EquiLottery have entered into an agreement that will allow the use of races from the Franklin, Kentucky racetrack as the basis for EquiLottery, a new lottery game based on the results of live horse racing. This marks the first such agreement between a Kentucky racetrack and EquiLottery.

Iron Works Pike reopens after horse trailer wreck

Motorists should avoid the area of Iron Works Pike near I-75 due to an overturned horse trailer.

UPDATE: Cause of Charismatic death released

Preakness, Kentucky Derby, and 1999 Horse of the Year winner Charismatic has died.

Asbury University Service Mount Leads Troop in Inaugural Parade

Look closely on Inauguration Day and you’ll see an Asbury University-trained horse in the Inaugural Parade on Friday.

Nicholasville Man Faces Animal Cruelty Complaints

A Nicholasville man faces several animal cruelty complaints.

No dropping: Law mandating horse poop bags rankles Amish

Amish residents of a western Kentucky town are fighting back against an ordinance requiring large animals to wear collection bags to catch their droppings, arguing that the law unfairly singles out their community.

Man accused in horse abandonment case relinquishes rights to horses

Mercer County Court says that Charles "Chuck" Borell has relinquished all rights to the 42 horses he was accused of abandoning.

Contest to decide name of horse being donated to police

Churchill Downs says it is holding a contest to determine the name of a horse that is being donated to Louisville police.

Volunteers collecting supplies for displaced animals, livestock in Baton Rouge

Volunteers in Cynthiana are collecting supplies for animals displaced in the Baton Rouge flooding.

Old Friends Farm barn nearly finished

Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Scott County has a new facility.

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LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) - COVID-19 led to numerous postponements and cancellations for the high school football schedule. Despite the problems, high school team still...

Protesters arrested for second consecutive night in Lexington for blocking road

Six protesters were arrested Friday night in Lexington for blocking a road, just a night after four others were arrested near UK's campus for the same.

Sports fans tired of the back and forth: Reaction after Fayette Co. moves to ‘orange zone’

Some people at the Bryan Station vs. Lafayette football game Friday night say they're tired of the back and forth.

Louisville 11 p.m. update: Man charged with aiming laser at chopper, church provides refuge

People remained largely peaceful Friday night on the sidewalk surrounding the First Unitarian Church, with some yelling “say her name, Breonna Taylor.”