Glenn Thompson

Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: ‘Best Trackman In The Country’ Still Seeks Perfection At 83

Glenn Thompson never cared much for formal education and said he quit school in the sixth grade. When it comes to life experience, the masterful job he has done caring for Ellis Park’s racetrack for the last 69 years merits an honorary degree from any of the nation’s finest universities. Veteran trainer Larry Jones, three-time […]

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A $2,500 Yearling, Two Notch Road Now Boasts More Than Half A Million In Earnings

Two Notch Road had won three of 11 races and close to a quarter of a million dollars in purse earnings through his 3-year-old campaign when trainer Glenn Thompson was offered nearly twice his bankroll for a horse he had purchased as a yearling for a mere $2,500. He said no. A bowed tendon later […]

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Wagering At Ellis Park Up Over Nine Percent Despite Rainy Summer

An Ellis Park meet that had high expectations more than lived up to the hopes of what enhanced purses would do for the racing quality, and subsequently for betting and fan appeal. “From my standpoint, the racing was the best since I’ve been here — by far,” said racing secretary Dan Bork, completing his 10th […]

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Asmussen, Lanerie Top Ellis Park Standings; Trackman Thompson Honored On Closing Day

New Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, jockey Corey Lanerie and owner Chester Thomas’ Allied Racing came away as the 2016 Ellis Park meet champions. But stealing the show as far as size of the crowd for Monday’s closing-day trophy presentations was track superintendent Glenn Thompson, who was honored by the Kentucky division of the […]

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Do Scopes Spread Disease?

Examination with an endoscope is a routine procedure for racehorses. Scoping can reveal exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding), airway obstructions, paralyzed arytenoid cartilage (flappers), guttural pouch infections, and the cause of coughs or nasal discharge. Pre-purchase examinations include scoping to assess the health and correctness of the throat and airways. It is not unusual for a […]

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Congressional hearing: witness list a stacked deck

Six of the nine witnesses invited to speak at Monday’s hearing of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health have signed a letter supporting federal legislation to ban race-day medication in horses, and one of the remaining three has written a book that charges widespread cheating in horse […]

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