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Kentucky Racing Commissioners Express Frustration At More Delays For Turfway Park Renovation

Frustrations bubbled up at Tuesday’s meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission as Turfway Park officials revealed yet another delay in plans to overhaul the facility. Earlier this year, general manager Chip Bach revealed plans to the commissions for a $25 million renovation to the grandstand, which was built in the 1950s. Engineers encountered structural […]

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Turfway Park Reaccredited By NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Saturday marks the 47th running of Turfway’s signature event, the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3), an important prep race for 3-year-olds pointing to the Kentucky Derby. The Jeff Ruby Steaks highlights a […]

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Jeff Ruby Steaks At Turfway Attracts 158 Nominations, Including 13 From Pletcher Barn

The 47th running of the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park, a designated points race for the Kentucky Derby (G1), closed Feb. 24 with 158 nominations. The Jeff Ruby Steaks is scheduled for Saturday, March 17. “For horses that have steadily accumulated points toward the Derby as they’ve continued to improve and mature, […]

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Turfway Jockeys Decide Not To Ride After Saturday’s First Two Races

Turfway Park canceled races three through eight on Saturday’s card after the jockey colony elected not to ride, citing cold weather. “The temperature at the time of cancellation was well above the agreed-upon threshold and the wind was negligible. Given those facts, we fully expected to run tonight and were surprised the jockeys chose not to finish the card,” […]

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Turfway Park To Offer “TENacious” Bonus To Help Increase Field Size

Beginning Feb. 1, Turfway Park will offer a $200 bonus to each owner or partnership represented in an overnight race if the field offers 10 or more wagering interests when the gates open. “We’re calling the program the TENacious Turfway Park Starter Bonus,” said General Manager Daniel ‘Chip’ Bach. “The name refers to the tenacity […]

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Turfway Kicks Off Winter Meet On New Year’s Day

Turfway Park opens its 50th winter/spring meet Monday, Jan. 1, with live Thoroughbred racing scheduled New Year’s Day and all Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through March 31. The winter/spring meet follows without interruption the holiday meet that closes Dec. 31. Post time for the winter/spring meet continues at 6:15 p.m. ET with the exception of New Year’s Day and […]

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Longtime Racing Photographer Patrick Lang Passes Away At Age 65

Surrounded by his family and longtime friend John Engelhardt, Patrick Lang died peacefully late Friday afternoon at the age of 65. After more than 30 years of making photos from the finish line, track photographer Pat Lang had hung up his camera three years ago. For over three decades, Lang had devoted his career to […]

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Turfway Announces Return Of Kentucky Cup Classic, Other Stakes Schedule Modifications

Turfway Park will open its 59th season Nov. 29 with upgrades to its most important day of racing as well as modifications to its stakes schedule, General Manager Daniel “Chip” Bach announced on Tuesday. One significant change is the resurrection of the Kentucky Cup Classic, to be run on the Spiral Stakes (G3) undercard. Last […]

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‘Ironman’ Ouzts To Be Honored At Turfway Park On Jan. 6

In support of a grassroots effort to bring 62-year-old Thoroughbred jockey Perry Ouzts to the attention of the National Racing Hall of Fame, Turfway Park will honor the local rider and his continuing 43-year career with Perry Ouzts Day on Fri., Jan. 6. The day’s fourth race will be named for Ouzts, with a presentation […]

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Kentucky Legislative Panel Discusses ‘Importance’ Of Historical Racing

A legislative panel got a snapshot of Kentucky’s horse-racing industry during a meeting today at Turfway Park. “I just wanted to emphasize the importance of historical horse racing to the Commonwealth,” Kentucky Racing Commission Chairman Frank Kling told members of the Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations, as Thoroughbred horses had their morning workout […]

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