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Travis No Longer A ‘Rolling’ Stone: Track Announcer Reduces Workload, Gives Up NYRA Gig

Track announcer Travis Stone, who for the last three years has shared announcing duties at Aqueduct through the winter with John Imbriale, has decided not to return to the New York Racing Association this year. Stone, who is the regular announcer at Churchill Downs, told the Daily Racing Form that he was growing tired of moving so […]

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El Pattison Canadian International: Otra Demostración De Que Nada Está Escrito En Las Carreras De Caballos

La única carrera que no se gana es la que no se corre. Esta es una de las más grandes verdades de nuestro deporte predilecto. El Pattison Canadian International (G1, $800,000), una de las competencias más importantes del hipismo canadiense, se disputó el pasado domingo en el hipódromo de Woodbine (Toronto). La prueba de 2400 […]

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No Changes In Kentucky’s 2018 Race Dates

For the second year in a row, Kentucky’s schedule of racing dates will remain relatively unchanged, with Kentucky Downs maintaining a schedule of five racing days in early September. According to bloodhorse.com, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved the following schedule for 2018: Turfway will run from January through the end of March, with […]

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Bullards Alley Runs Away With Pattison Canadian International At 42-1

He hadn’t found the winner’s circle in 2017, but Bullards Alley thoroughly dominated Sunday’s Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International by 10 3/4 lengths for the first top-level victory not only of his career, but also that of his trainer Tim Glyshaw and his owners Wayne Spalding and Faron McCubbins. Off as the second-longest shot on […]

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Opinion: Churchill, Keeneland Proposal ‘Good For The Economic Well-Being Of Our State’

Dave Adkisson has been with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce for 13 years and is currently its president and CEO. One of the top lobbying organizations in Kentucky, the Chamber was named the 2017 State Chamber of the Year by the Council of State Chambers. In a special commentary for the Courier-Journal, Adkisson came out in support […]

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Former United Tote Employee Charged With Extortion; Allegedly Stole Social Security Numbers

A Kentucky man who formerly worked for Churchill Downs Inc.’s bet processing company, United Tote, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on extortion charges. Ethan C. Fey has been charged in United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky in Louisville with one count of Hobbs Act extortion and one count […]

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Churchill Downs Wraps Up Successful September Race Meet

The fifth September Meet in the 143-year history of Churchill Downs Racetrack concluded Sunday, Oct. 1 following an 11-day run highlighted by notable performances by rising Thoroughbreds that included $200,000 Lukas Classic (Grade III) winner Honorable Duty and rising 2-year-olds The Tabulator and Patrona Margarita; the exploits of human stars headed by record-setting jockey Corey […]

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Opinion: Proposed Expansion Of Instant Racing In KY ‘A Bust’ For Taxpayers

Keeneland and Churchill Downs made headlines last month when they announced that they would be partnering on the development of two new racetracks in Kentucky. One will be in southeastern Kentucky in Corbin (Knox County), and the second will be in southwestern Kentucky in Oak Grove (Christian County). Not only would the facilities host live racing […]

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Lanerie Clinches 14th Churchill Riding Title In The Last 16 Meets

Leading into the final day of racing for the 11-day September Meet, perennial top rider Corey Lanerie has already clinched the meet-leading jockey title for the 14th time in the last 16 meets at Churchill Downs. “It’s always special to win races at Churchill Downs,” Lanerie said. “We’ve had a great meet and have to thank the owners […]

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Mandatory Payouts: Churchill Downs Features $78,527 Single 6 Carryover On Closing Day

Racing at Churchill Downs resumes Sunday for closing day of the 11-day September Meet. The first of 10 races is 12:45 p.m. Eastern and there’s a $78,527 carryover in the Single 6 Jackpot, which has a mandatory payout because of the meet’s conclusion. The six-race sequence will cover Races 5-10 starting at 2:45 p.m. The […]

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