horse racing http://wvxu.org en The story of the historic Kentucky-bred colt Never Say Die http://wvxu.org/post/story-historic-kentucky-bred-colt-never-say-die <p>If you don’t know the story of a Kentucky-bred colt that upset the racing world in 1954, then you are going to want to hear about Never Say Die at the famed Epsom Derby in England. Author <strong>James Nicholson</strong> weaves a fascinating story of this international upset and how it impacted the thoroughbred racing industry in the Bluegrass State. James Nicholson is on the phone with our Stuart Holman to discuss <strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Never-Say-Die-Kentucky-Thoroughbred/dp/0813141672/ref=sr_1_4?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1368819361&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=never+say+die">Never Say Die: A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry</a>.</strong></p><p></p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 05:32:20 +0000 Stuart Holman 12872 at http://wvxu.org The story of the historic Kentucky-bred colt Never Say Die Turfway's Spiral Stakes purse increases http://wvxu.org/post/turfways-spiral-stakes-purse-increases <p>Turfway Park and Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino are partnering in an attempt to boost attendance and attract big name race horses to its premier event.</p><p>Turfway Marketing Director Jack Gordon says the casino is investing more than $150,000 to bring the <a href="http://www.turfway.com/stakes.asp" target="_blank">Spiral Stakes</a> purse to $550,000.</p><p>"When that purse structure goes up at your property, bigger horses - it really gains more popularity out there in the horse industry - go to those races that have the bigger purses," says Gordon.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:36:28 +0000 Tana Weingartner 9289 at http://wvxu.org Turfway's Spiral Stakes purse increases