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Kentucky Downs Pays Out Record $8.6 Million In Purses

Kentucky Downs paid out a record $8,619,000 in purses and Kentucky-bred purse supplements at its meet that concluded Thursday. The average daily purses of $1,723,800 for the five-date meet is the highest average in North America, made possible by the track’s historical horse racing operation that marries the sport’s parimutuel structure with electronic games based […]

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Kentucky Downs: Ramseys, Maker, Leparoux Come Out On Top In Fall Meet Standings

Ken Ramsey accomplished his goal of presenting the trophy of Kentucky Downs’ newly renamed Ramsey Farm Stakes to himself. Well, actually, Jeff Ramsey presented his dad with the trophy after heavy favorite Kitten’s Roar roared to a 2 1/4-length victory over the late-running Tricky Escape in the $350,000 race on closing day at Kentucky Downs. […]

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Kentucky Downs Concludes Record-Shattering Meet; All-Sources Wagering Totals Over $30 Million

Kentucky Downs concluded a record-shattering five-date session up 34 percent in wagering on the all-grass meet that has stamped itself among the most unique experiences in American races. Even with having to move its opening card from Saturday of Labor Day weekend to the following Wednesday following a 6-inch deluge of rain, Kentucky Downs shattered […]

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Kentucky Downs: Field Set For Closing Day’s Jockey7 Wager

The Jockey7 wager allows the horseplayer to make win, place, show, exacta and trifecta bets on jockeys and their mounts over the last seven races at Kentucky Downs. Every horse that finishes in the top four receives points(25 – 12 – 9 – 5), and the jockey and their mounts that have the most points […]

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‘Anytime You Win Down There, It’s Good’: Wilkes Can Cap Big Meet At KY Downs With Sonic Boom

Ian Wilkes probably can’t catch Mike Maker for the Kentucky Downs training title. But he can certainly end America’s most unique race meet in style. Wilkes runs five horses on Thursday’s closing card, including the intriguing 3-1 favorite Sonic Boom in the $250,000 Franklin-Simpson Stakes for 3-year-olds and Sweet Tapper in the $350,000 Ramsey Farm […]

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Ramsey Hoping For Fifth Consecutive Kentucky Downs Owners Title

Ken Ramsey has two goals this Thursday for Kentucky Downs’ closing-day turf card: Win his fifth consecutive owners title at America’s most unique race meet, and present the trophy to himself for the $350,000 Ramsey Farm Stakes, the race formerly known as the Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon in which Ramsey is running 2-1 favorite Kitten’s […]

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Daddys Lil Darling Powers To A New Course Record In Dueling Grounds Oaks

On another record-setting day Sunday at Kentucky Downs, Daddys Lil Darling set the course record for 1 5/16 miles as the Kentucky Oaks runner-up exploded through the stretch for a 4 1/4-length victory over Summer Luck in the $200,000 Dueling Grounds Oaks. Daddys Lil Darling, the even-money favorite under Julien Leparoux, finished matters in 2:10.97, […]

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Oscar Nominated Determined Winner Of G3 Kentucky Turf Cup

On a record-shattering day Saturday at Kentucky Downs, Mike Maker became the first trainer to win the signature $600,000 Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup three times as Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Oscar Nominated closed under Julien Leparoux to wear down favored Postulation by a head. Muqtaser was another half-length back in the Grade 3 stakes’ […]

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Kentucky Downs Sets Field For Saturday’s Jockey7 Wager

The Jockey7 wager allows the horseplayer to make win, place, show, exacta and trifecta bets on jockeys and their mounts over the last seven races at Kentucky Downs. Every horse that finishes in the top four receives points(25 – 12 – 9 – 5), and the jockey and their mounts that have the most points […]

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Kentucky Downs Sets Field For Thursday’s Jockey7 Wager

The Jockey7 wager allows the horseplayer to make win, place, show, exacta and trifecta bets on jockeys and their mounts over the last seven races at Kentucky Downs. Every horse that finishes in the top four receives points(25 – 12 – 9 – 5), and the jockey and their mounts that have the most points […]

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