Jennie Rees

Buff Bradley Scores 500th Career Victory With Borel At Ellis Park

Start the countdown: Buff Bradley is only 499 wins away from his 1,000th victory training racehorses. Bradley earned his 500th victory with Kiss My Note, owned by the trainer and David Goldman, leading all the way to win Ellis Park’s first race Monday. The winning rider was Calvin Borel, who at various stages rode two […]

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Ellis Park: Sidelined Torres Eager To Get Back In The Saddle

Jockey Franciso Torres just needs his surgeon’s clearance to resume getting on horses after sustaining a broken neck for the fourth time in his long career on March 28 in a spill at New Orleans’ Fair Grounds. He was supposed to meet with his Indianapolis surgeon on Wednesday, but said the doctor canceled because of […]

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‘This Is Home To Me’: Bridgmohan Considers Staying At Ellis Park For Summer

Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan won on two of his three mounts Sunday at Ellis Park, including a $41,000 turf allowance on the LNF Foxwoods’ late-running Sensitive. Afterward — and before winning the night cap on Kielbasa 25 minutes later — Bridgmohan said he might just wind up staying in Kentucky for the summer, rather than being […]

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Ellis Park Reports 62 Percent Handle Increase On Opening Day

Total betting on Saturday’s opening card at Ellis Park was $1,789,882 — up 62 percent over the $1,106,508 wagered on last year’s first day of racing. That breaks down to $232,276  bet on Ellis at Ellis (up 14 percent over 2016) and $1,557,715 bet off track on Ellis’ nine-race card (up 72 percent percent over […]

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Court Scores 600th Career Victory At Ellis Park On Opening Day

Jon Court didn’t waste anytime knocking off his 600th career victory at Ellis Park on Saturday’s opening card of the 2017 race meet. With his second mount of the day, Court captured the second race aboard 6-1 shot Northern Ranger for owner Joseph Scates and trainer David Dortch. Court now has won 4,036 races in […]

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Ellis Park Kicks Off 95th Season With Full Fields, New Tote & Video Boards

Ellis Park begins its 95th racing season Saturday, and expectations are to surpass last year’s well-received meet that earned high marks even while enduring record rainfall. Race entries for horses for the first four days of racing — with Ellis running every day from Saturday through Tuesday, July 4 — have been robust. In past […]

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Bal A Bali Named First ‘Fasig-Tipton Turf Horse Of The Month’

Bal A Bali, Brazil’s 2014 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year who won his first U.S. Grade 1 stakes in Santa Anita’s Frank Kilroe, has been voted Fasig-Tipton Turf Horse of the Month for March as the new all-things turf racing website TurfTalk360.com breaks from the starting gate. The 7-year-old Bal A Bali, […]

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Ellis Park: Debutante Returns To 2017 Schedule; Groupie Doll Stakes Moves To Sunday

Ellis Park is restoring a 2-year-old filly stakes for its 2017 summer meet that runs July 1 through Sept. 4. The $75,000 Ellis Park Debutante is the sister race to the $75,000 Ellis Park Juvenile, which was brought back last year after being on hiatus since 2008. The 2-year-old stakes, both at seven-eighths of a […]

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Devil ‘In The Details’: Veterinary ‘Pitfalls’ In Model Rule For Out Of Competition Testing

Dr. Andy Roberts, a long-time racetrack veterinarian in Kentucky, believes testing horses for illegal drugs outside of a race can be an important step in getting rule-breakers out of the game. However, he does not want to see horsemen asked for a muscle biopsy, hoof trimming or even a semen sample from a young colt […]

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‘ADW Growth And What It Means For Our Future’ The Topic On Day 2 Of National HBPA Convention

Racing has undergone a transformative change since grandstand and backside telephones were locked during the races for fear people would bet through bookmakers. Wagering on mobile devices today is Thoroughbred racing’s clear growth leader. But the challenge is how to gain enough purse revenue from betting through the Advance Deposit Waging platforms that have siphoned […]

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