c.j. johnsen

David Cohen Named 2018 Comeback Jockey Of The Year

David Cohen — enjoying a banner season after resuming his promising riding career following an injury-induced hiatus spanning almost four years — is the recipient of JockeyTalk360.com’s fourth annual Comeback Jockey of the Year Award, presented by Red Brand Fence. Cohen will receive the award during the Jockeys’ Guild Assembly luncheon Tuesday at Top Golf […]

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Jockey7 Wager Returning To Kentucky Downs; PDJF To Receive Portion of Commission

The Jockey7 — the innovative wager that allows horseplayers to bet on individual jockeys and their mounts over each card’s last seven races — returns to Kentucky Downs after last year’s debut. The Jockey7 wager will be conducted over Races 4 through 10 throughout America’s most unique race meet that starts this Saturday and runs […]

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Kentucky Downs Reduces Pick 4 Takeout To 14 Percent

Kentucky Downs has lowered the takeout on its Pick 4 wager from 19 to 14 percent for its upcoming meet in early September, further reducing what already was the country’s lowest overall cost for placing bets. “I think that’s awesome,” said Jeff Platt, president of the Horseplayers Association of North America, which has ranked Kentucky […]

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First Foal A Filly For Breeders’ Cup Mile Winner Tourist

WinStar Farm’s Tourist, Tiznow’s multiple Grade 1 winner who closed his racing career with a record-setting victory in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), sired his first reported foal on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 11th when a bay filly was born at Endeavor Farm in Versailles, KY. Bred by Corey and CJ Johnsen’s CJ […]

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Castellano Garners JockeyTalk360’s Turf Jockey Of The Year Award

Javier Castellano — whose 20 graded stakes wins and 33 stakes overall on grass lead North America — is the recipient of JockeyTalk360.com’s 2017 Turf Jockey of the Year Award, presented by the performance-fencing company Duralock. Castellano, who was voted into racing’s Hall of Fame this year, captured five Grade 1 races in New York, […]

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Kentucky Downs Launches Unique ‘Jockey7’ Wager For 2017 Meet

Kentucky Downs is launching another horse-racing innovation with Saturday’s debut of the Jockey7 wager, which allows the horseplayer to bet on individual jockeys and their mounts over each card’s last seven races. The Jockey7 wager will be conducted over Races 4 through 10 throughout Kentucky Downs’ unique five-date meet that starts this Saturday and continues […]

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Kentucky Downs Tops HANA Ratings For Third Straight Year

Kentucky Downs’ five-date all-turf meet in September has topped the 2017 HANA Racetrack Rankings for the third consecutive year. The rankings, in their ninth year, are based on an algorithm using factors indicative of horseplayer betting value, gleaned from both empirical and academic study, according to a press release issued by the Horseplayers Association of […]

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Shots Fired! Ellis Park Hosts Independence Day Charity Handicapping Contest

It started out with a tweet announcing that Joe Kristufek will make daily selections for Ellis Park on Brisnet.com: “To play @EllisParkRacing without @JoeyDaKRacing picks is a handicap, not handicapping.” “Unless you’ve got my picks,” came the quick response from Megan Devine (@MissMeganDevine), new paddock analyst for the Ellis meet that runs July 2 through […]

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