The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event held the cross country phase of the competition at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, April 25, 2009. Lucinda Fredericks, aboard Headley Britannia, led all riders, with the final phase, stadium jumping, to determine the winner on Sunday. Photos by David Perry | Staff
General Quarters ridden by Eibar Coa wins the 85th running of the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland in front of a crowd of 27,788.
Before the sun is up, horses are on the track. Riders in thick jackets and leather chaps ease them up the stretch and gallop them back down, around the turn. Hooves pound. Puffs of steam pour from big nostrils. The grandstand casts a giant shadow, holding winter’s last chill.
Photos and audio by David Stephenson, Story By Janet Patton
The return of the native: Lexington-born Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Alysheba officially came back to Kentucky and public life on Friday.
The son of the late Alydar moved into the Kentucky Horse Park Hall of Champions after eight years in Saudi Arabia. He returned to the U.S. as a gift to the American people from Saudi King Abdullah. Read more