Kentucky

Kentucky Downs Launches Expansion And Renovation Project

Kentucky Downs officially embarked on a new era under the ownership headed by Ron Winchell and Marc Falcone with Thursday’s groundbreaking for the $25 million first phase of the racetrack and year-round gaming and entertainment facility’s expansion and renovation. “Today was starting the process: We’re going to make it bigger and better from top to […]

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Family Man Brian Williamson Hopes To ‘Keep The Momentum Rolling’ In Kentucky

Trainer Brian Williamson began making Churchill Downs his “second home” about four years ago. Now, the Chicagoland-native is finding his best stride in the September Meet with two victories and a narrow runner-up finish with his small string of 10 horses based in Barn 16. “Knock on wood, I have a lot of horses that […]

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Ms Bad Behavior Goes All The Way In Ladies Turf

Sayjay Racing, Greg Hall and Brooke Hubbard’s Ms Bad Behavior was determined to have the lead at the start of Saturday’s Grade 3 Ladies Turf at Kentucky Downs, and the 4-year-old daughter of Blame never relinquished it to win by about 2 1/2 lengths. Sent off at 7-1, Ms Bad Behavior was ridden over the […]

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Additional Labor Day Card? Kentucky Downs Seeks Two More Race Dates For 2020

Kentucky Downs will run five days in 2019, but the track’s new owners Ron Winchell and Marc Falcone are hoping to score an additional two days during September for the 2020 meet, reports Thoroughbred Daily News.  Senior Vice President and General Manager Ted Nicholson plans to put the request before the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission […]

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Wagering At Kentucky Downs Tops $8.4 Million On Opening Day

The RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs started off with a total of $8,464,103 wagered on the 10-race card, the record for the opening day and third-highest ever in track history. The all-time record is the $10,039,008 wagered on the second Saturday of the 2018 meet, traditionally the biggest day of the five-day meet. Ranking No. […]

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‘Enthusiam’ For Kentucky Downs Meet Signaled By 236 Nominations For Opening-Day Stakes

Kentucky Downs’ four opening-day stakes attracted a total of 236 nominations, ranging from 53 for the $750,000 Tourist Mile to 70 for the $500,000 Gainesway Juvenile. The RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs runs Aug. 31 and Saturday 5, 7, 8 and 12 with 10 turf races each day. First post is 12:15 p.m. Central, with […]

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Update: Strangles At Delaware Park

A horse with strangles was reported at Delaware Park racetrack on July 3 and the Kentucky State Veterinarian placed a hold barring horses stabled on the grounds of Delaware Park to enter Kentucky racetracks. This hold was removed on July 5. Kentucky horses that are shipping into Delaware Park with the intention to return to […]

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Keeneland Spring Meet Shows Slight Declines In Attendance, Wagering

Keeneland concluded its 2019 Spring Meet on Friday with robust attendance and wagering results driven by outstanding racing with full fields of top-quality horses. The Spring Meet also featured distinctive special events to benefit the local community and horse industry as well as enhanced food and hospitality offerings. For the first time in 60 years, […]

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Maximum Security ‘Just Maintaining’ In One-Mile Work At Palm Meadows

Florida Derby winner Maximum Security breezed toward the Kentucky Derby on Sunday, steadily cruising through a mile at trainer Jason Servis’ Palm Meadows base in Southern Florida. The colt was given an official time of :42.00 for three furlongs. “It was a spectacular morning here, 59 degrees and crystal clear,” Servis told drf.com. “He went […]

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‘There Is No Guarantee’: Scollay Urges Kentucky Racing To Learn From Santa Anita

The 23 deaths at Santa Anita have cast a grim spectre across the horse racing industry, and the fatal injury of Cathedral Reader at Keeneland during Saturday’s G1 Madison Stakes may move Kentucky into the same spotlight. “California racing is having an existential crisis, and I think we all need to look closely and say, […]

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