Jennie Rees

Sunday’s Kentucky Downs Preview Day ‘Best Card In The History Of Ellis Park’

A total of 52 horses were entered Thursday for the five $100,000 turf stakes that make up Sunday’s Kentucky Downs Preview Day at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky. An all-turf stakes Pick 5, which is a 50-cent wager, will be held on races 6 through 10. “I don’t think I’m overstating it to say this […]

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Bentley Combs Seeking First Stakes With With $30,000 Claim Botswana

Trainer Bentley Combs’ association with the gelding Botswana began horribly. He claimed the horse for $30,000 in Botswana’s first career start 10 races ago. When the race was over, Combs owned a horse who had never been in the hunt and struggled home 12th. “It was probably the most sinking feeling of my life, to […]

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Stave ‘Good To Go’ For Another Stakes Try In Sunday’s Kentucky Downs Preview

Trainer Larry Jones was disappointed when Hinkle Farms’ Stave came a head shy of winning her first career stakes in the $75,000 Ellis Park Turf on July 7. But the 4-year-old filly gets another crack at becoming a stakes-winner in Sunday’s $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Ladies Turf. “It was close. It was a good race,”Jones […]

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This Time, Yes? Dennis’ Moment Brings Derby Dreams Back For Albaugh Family

For people who saw the 2-year-old Dennis’ Moment unleash a tour de force in the form of a 19 1/4-length maiden victory Saturday at Ellis Park, the obvious comparison was to another youngster owned by Albaugh Family Stables and trained by Dale Romans: Not This Time, who three years ago rolled to a 10-length triumph […]

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‘Total Package’: Juvenile Dennis’ Moment Scores 19 1/4-Length Win At Ellis

Call it a Moment to remember in Saturday’s seventh race at Ellis Park. Albaugh Family Stables’ 2-year-old Dennis’ Moment romped to a 19 1/4-length victory in a maiden race populated with well-intended youngsters. The son of the WinStar stallion Tiznow powered the seven furlongs in 1:21.95, only three-fifths of a second of the 3-year-old Josh’s […]

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Jazzy Times Seeking Repeat In Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Sprint

A year ago, Jazzy Times came into Ellis Park’s $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Sprint after winning his first race on turf in a $25,000 claiming race at Indiana Grand. Jazzy Times won Ellis’ 5 1/2-furlong stakes at 15-1 odds and seemed on his way to fulfilling owner-trainer Wes Hawley’s expectations in the gelding. A […]

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‘I Buy Good Horses Cheap’: $1,000 Yearling Scores Allowance Win At Ellis

Inga Demeritte’s 2-year-old filly Lady Glamour now is 2 for 3 — with a third place sandwiched in between in Churchill Downs’ $125,000 Debutante Stakes — after taking Ellis Park’s $51,000 allowance race Friday by 7 1/4 lengths over odds-on favorite Josie. Not bad for a horse that trainer Larry Demeritte, the owner’s husband, paid […]

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Seven Trumpets Fends Off Challengers For Good Lord Stakes Win

Two years and five days ago, West Point Thoroughbreds’ 2-year-old Seven Trumpets made his racing debut at Ellis Park, finishing fifth of seven horses while losing by 20 1/4 lengths. More than $400,000 in purse earnings later, Seven Trumpets returned Sunday to Ellis Park for the first time since that debacle of a debut. This […]

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Ellis Park Announces Monday Make-Up Card After Heat Cancellations

After canceling live racing for both Friday and Saturday because of the forecast for extreme heat, Ellis Park announced that it will conduct a special Monday card on July 29 to make up some of the canceled races. Ellis officials are optimistic that racing can be held Sunday, when the temperature is supposed to cool […]

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New Ellis Park Owners Describe Plans For ‘Really Phenomenal Facility’

Ellis Park’s new ownership group described at a news conference Friday its plans and vision to transform the 97-year-old track into a year-round entertainment and gaming destination while also pledging to work to further enhance horse racing. In that regard, an expanded turf course that will allow more grass racing and the addition of racetrack […]

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