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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Horses run down the track during morning workouts on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Early morning workouts at Keeneland a community and a comfort

Natalie Parks April 14, 2021

Anything that could be called morning chill has entirely burned off by just after sunrise on Saturday morning. I am not as cold as I might be, and not as tired as I should be, despite this time being a...

Aliina Keers leads members of the Iroquois Hunt Club on a hunt on Nov. 24, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Thrill of the Hunt: Lexington fox hunting club preserves a centuries old tradition

Just a half hour’s drive from the bustling, cell-phone ringing, e-scootering UK campus, the steady plod of dozens of former race horses could be heard marching over a babbling creek deep in the rolling...

Two members of the UK Cheerleading team dressed up as Murray States mascot during the game on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Murray State ‘mascot’ at Kentucky football game has been unmasked

Sydney Momeyer September 19, 2018

UK has added a new member to Murray State’s football fandom.On Saturday, Sept. 15, UK football beat Murray State 48-10. The game not only featured a great win for UK, but also an apparent new mascot...

Horses run down the track during the second race on opening day of the fall meet at Keeneland race track on Friday, October 6, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UK students gear up for Keeneland’s spring meet

Bailey Suiter April 6, 2018

Though it may not feel like spring, Keeneland will be open its gates for the 2018 spring meet Friday. Thousands of people will gather at the grounds to partake in watching and betting on thoroughbreds.Keeneland...

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Underground UK: Over the ‘hurdle,’ Kentucky Horse Park celebrates 40 years

Megan Brown April 3, 2018

The Kentucky Horse Park is galloping into its 40th year anniversary with a celebration featuring a variety of horse themed events throughout spring and summer."We represent Kentucky's best known and best...

The University of Kentucky Polo Team hosts a practice at the Kentucky Horse Park on Wednesday February 21, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UK Polo builds team spirit from horses and players

Emily Baehner February 26, 2018

Good equipment plays a huge role in the ability of a sports team to succeed. For UK’s polo team, that equipment just happens to be a 1,000-pound animal that is just as much a part of the sport as the...

Ernie Trent shows off his festive hat during the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Louisville, Ky.

Derby fever and Big Blue Madness not all that different, but fun for all

Marjorie Kirk May 9, 2016

Children and teenagers darted back and forth into South Fourth Street with homemade neon signs, $25 for premium parking on their lawns.An amateur salesman tried to double his investment on bulk water bottles...

Ben Martin, left, Julia Fabiani, middle, and Stefanie Pagano, right, are working to build up Race Assured, their business venture to promote research that predicts when horses will sustain injuries.

3 students changing the horse industry

Lexington Souers February 14, 2016

Three UK students are in the business of prevention, and it could have a huge impact on the horse industry. Their project, named Race Assured, uses blood samples to forecast potentially devastating injuries,...

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