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Deirdre Biles

Deirdre Biles is the Bloodstock Sales Editor for The Blood-Horse magazine.

Articles by Deirdre Biles

Zenyatta Adapting Smoothly to Farm Life

Zenyatta’s transition from superstar racehorse to broodmare is going smoothly, according to William S. Farish, owner of Central Kentucky’s Lane’s End Farm, where the champion is now being boarded. Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, Zenyatta arrived at Lane’s End by van the night of Dec. 6 following a flight from Southern California and an appearance at Keeneland Race Course that attracted more than …

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Uncertain Times Concern July Thoroughbred Sale Consignors

As she heads into the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select sale, which is the first major auction of the yearling selling season, consignor Kitty Taylor of Warrendale Sales said she feels like the manager of a baseball team. The sale is scheduled for July 13-14 in Lexington and has 494 horses in its catalog, many of which fit into the middle market range.

“It’s kind of like

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Rider Injury Database a Horse Racing Summit Priority

The third Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit ended June 29 in Lexington with a commitment to create a national rider injury database, something that Keeneland president and CEO Nick Nicholson said was his No. 1 priority going into the meeting. “I think we need it, and I was going to be very disappointed if we didn’t get (an agreement to pursue) it,” said Nich

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Nicholson: Expand Safety and Welfare Efforts in Horse Racing

Nick Nicholson, the president and chief executive officer of Keeneland, called for the Thoroughbred industry to expand its efforts to protect its participants – both human and equine – from injury on the opening day of the third Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit June 25 at the Lexington track. The Keeneland executive also said tracks should release, on an indi

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