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Kentucky Commission Gives Okay For Winchell, Falcone Purchase Of Kentucky Downs

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission today approved noted horseman and entrepreneur Ron Winchell and prominent gaming executive Marc Falcone as majority owners of Kentucky Downs. The sale of the track and year-round entertainment center to Winchell and Falcone is expected to close around March 1. Ted Nicholson will continue as Kentucky Downs’ senior vice president […]

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Six-Win Day Nets Irad Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Title

The leading rider by number of wins, stakes victories and total earnings, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for February 11-18, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 […]

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Santa Anita: 14-Time Winner Vasilika Tops Field For Grade 2 Buena Vista Stakes

One of the best claims in recent years and a 14-time winner, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika heads an outstanding field of 14 fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at one mile over the Santa Anita turf on Saturday. Ms Bad Behavior and Zaffinah, most recently second and third behind Vasilika in […]

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Claiborne’s Runhappy To Sponsor Fox Sports’ NYRA Coverage, Met Mile And Travers

The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) today announced that Gallery Racing’s champion sprinter Runhappy, currently standing at Claiborne Farm, will return in 2019 as title sponsor of the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, as well as the Grade 1, $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap, in addition to sponsoring FOX Sports’ year-round national […]

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Keeneland Seeks To Fill More Than 2,000 Seasonal Jobs For Spring Meet

Keeneland is readying for its 2019 Spring Meet with today’s announcement of two employment events aimed at filling more than 2,000 seasonal positions: a Hiring Center that opens Feb. 25 and a Job Fair on March 9. Staffing covers Food and Beverage Service, Parking and Security, The Keeneland Shop, Admissions, Programs, Track Maintenance and Guest […]

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‘A Lot Of Positive Momentum’: Prairie Meadows Announces Incentives, Purse Increases

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel announces the release of Condition Book 1, which covers the first 14 racing days of the 2019 Thoroughbred season at the Altoona, Iowa racetrack. Prairie Meadows live season kicks off on May 3. Book 1 is available at prairiemeadows.com, equibase.com, and Prairie Meadows’ Racing Office. Book 1 features a variety of […]

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Woodbine: Inner Turf Unveiling Kicks Off 2019 Season With $16 Million In Stakes Purses

Woodbine Entertainment has unveiled its stakes schedule for the 2019 Thoroughbred racing season highlighted by the prestigious $1 million Queen’s Plate and the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile, which will kick off Woodbine’s championship fall turf season. The grand opening of Woodbine’s new inner turf course this spring will add a new level of excitement […]

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Upsetter Macho Unusual Wires Field To Take $200,000 California Cup Oaks

Dismissed at odds of 10-1, George Krikorian’s homebred Mucho Unusual went to the front and never looked back in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks at Santa Anita, as she breezed by three lengths under Joel Rosario. Trained by Tim Yakteen, the California-bred daughter of Mucho Macho Man, out of the Unusual Heat mare Not Unusual, […]

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Gulfstream Rainbow 6: Multiple Tickets Hit For $4,400; Carryover Wednesday

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot for Wednesday’s program at Gulfstream Park will be $119,458.32. The popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for three racing days after an Xpressbet player hit the jackpot for a $227,505.88 payoff last Friday. Multiple tickets with all six winners Monday were each worth $4,429.88 The carryover jackpot is only […]

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After Runner-Up Effort In Royal Delta, Mexico’s Jala Jala To Stay At Gulfstream

St. George Stable LLC’s Jala Jala, the first filly ever to sweep the Clasico Internacional del Caribe’s premier races for 3-year-olds and older horses, will remain at Gulfstream Park after her second-place finish behind Blamed Feb. 16 in the Royal Delta Stakes (G3). Trainer Fausto Gutierrez said the Mexican-bred 5-year-old daughter of Point Determined, who […]

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