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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior

When Kathleen Kelly’s hair started falling out due to chemotherapy treatments, she wasn’t sure how her two young boys would handle it.  She had always had long hair.  Her sons came home one day from to school to find their mother with a shaved head.   It turns out, Kelly had nothing to worry about. “As […]

Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Horses, Healthcare and Hope

These days a positive story about horse racing is about as rare as one about health-care. Here we have a story that is a combination of both. It’s about the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation and what it does to improve the lives of the state’s some 5,000 backstretch workers and family members in Thoroughbred racing. […]

Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Fans rally behind new Oaks charity

As has been recent tradition, Churchill Downs is decked out in pink today.  And once again, Kentucky Oaks day will focus on the outreach effort for women’s health issues.  But there is one change this year. While the partnership with the Susan G. Komen foundation has raised $420,000 and created awareness about breast cancer the […]

Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: A Doorway to Recovery

Each day on the Churchill Downs backside, Linda Doane opens her door and invites in a story. It could be the story of a jockey who failed a Breathalyzer test.  It could be a groom struggling with the temptations of the racetrack.  It could be an employee whose life is spiraling out of control. Doane’s […]

Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: After the Finish Line

After working with Thoroughbred rescue and retirement groups for more than a decade, Dawn Mellen decided she wanted to do more.  Coming from a family that raced and was mindful of the needs of retired racehorses, she knew the issue was “like running water.  It never stops.” But if she started a new rescue group […]

Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Making a Marked Difference

As the story goes, the very first case of Maker’s Mark bourbon was sold to Keeneland Race Course in the late 1950’s.  It would create a bond between two companies that embraced elegance and quality but took somewhat different approaches to tradition.  What could not be envisioned at the time was the growth and international […]

Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Oaklawn’s ‘Family’ Touches Lives

When Oaklawn Park employee Gloria Pinckney died of cancer earlier this year, her family had to rent a different church for the funeral.  Their church couldn’t hold the hundreds of people who wanted to come. In addition to many people from the local African-American community who attended, members of the Oaklawn Club where Gloria worked […]

Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Finally Peace for Star Plus

All’s well that ends well. The last time I wrote about 9-year-old Star Plus, the Argentine Group 1 winner who was being raced despite what his previous owner said were serious physical problems, he was in the private possesion of owner-breeder George Iacovacci Sr. and a distant trailer in every one of his four starts. […]

Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Giving Advice… a New Home

An industry often described as backward, cold and dismissive has this week shown how social media and our industry’s intrinsic love of the horse have come together to save an animal from an at-risk situation. This week saw an entry for 2009 Kentucky Derby starter and Lexington Stakes (G2) winner Advice in a $3,000 claiming […]

Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: A Different Kind of War Horse

Horses have had a long association with war. Their use on the battlefield, which dates back thousands of years, gained international attention recently with the Steven Spielberg film, War Horse, based on the novel and play. In the world of racing, it’s not uncommon for Thoroughbreds to carry names reflecting this history – Man o’ […]