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KHRC Imposes $1,000 Per Day Fine On Churchill’s Derby City Gaming

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has fined Churchill Downs, Inc. for violations with the 900 Ainsworth Game Technology historical racing machines at its Derby City Gaming location, according to courierjournal.com. The fines, accumulating at a rate of $1,000 per day, are related to a regulation that races with scratched horses cannot be used to determine outcomes […]

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Arkansas-Bred Dutch Parrot Takes Aim On Earnings Record

Two-time Oaklawn winner Dutch Parrot has earned more money each year since her racing career began in 2016. Another bump in 2019 would guarantee history for the 4-year-old daughter of Eskendereya, bred and owned by John Ed Anthony of Hot Springs. Dutch Parrot needs $114,939 to become the all-time leading female Arkansas-bred money winner, according […]

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Purses See Significant Jump During Churchill Downs Fall Meet

The recently-concluded Fall Meet at Churchill Downs distributed record prize money for horsemen and delivered a great deal of substance for horseplayers as numerous memorable moments were produced during the historic Louisville racetrack’s action-packed, four-week stand. The popular 21-day Fall Meet, which ran from Oct. 28 through Nov. 25, was spearheaded by a record-equaling ninth […]

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Jockey Of The Week: Grade 1 Win Helps Geroux Lead All Riders In Earnings

Florent Geroux won two graded stakes and led all North American jockeys by earnings last week on his way to being named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for November 19 – 25, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, […]

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‘Hey, We’re Back In This’: Jones Excited About 2-Year-Old Super Steed

Trainer Larry Jones has a promising new 2-year-old in his stable, a son of Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, and the veteran trainer hopes his young charge can make it back to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. Super Steed showed his potential beneath the Twin Spires on Saturday’s Stars of Tomorrow II […]

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Barn Buddies Presented By Doc’s Products, Inc.: Peaches And Benny The Barn Chihuahua

If you drop by trainer Bret Calhoun’s barn at Churchill Downs and find the long-time conditioner away from his shedrow, you’ll probably run into his assistant, Dennis Geier. Tall, burly and kindly-spoken, Geier is known by one and all at the track by his nickname “Peaches.” If he’s not in the barn checking on horses […]

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Churchill Downs’ Single 6 Jackpot Hit For $500,000 Saturday

On the penultimate day of racing at Churchill Downs, the Single 6 Jackpot wager was taken down by a single bettor for a whopping $500,256.88. Drf.com reported that the winning ticket was purchased via a TwinSpires ADW account. Fancy Dress Party ($7.40) kicked off the sequence, followed by Super Steed ($8.20). Next, the longest shot on […]

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Signalman Scores Derby Points With Game Kentucky Jockey Club Win

Signalman, who finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) just 22 days ago, grabbed the lead with three-sixteenths of a mile to run and turned back a late charge from Plus Que Parfait to win Saturday’s 92nd running of the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (Grade II) at Churchill Downs by a neck. Signalman […]

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Liora Holds Off Favored Restless Rider In Golden Rod

Coffeepot Stables’ 2-year-old filly Liora – the longest shot in the field of eight 2-year-old fillies at odds of 27-1 – led every step of the way and narrowly repelled a late bid by odds-on 3-5 favorite and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I) runner-up Restless Rider to win Saturday’s 75th running of the $200,000 […]

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Churchill Downs DQ Leads To $317,738 Single 6 Jackpot Saturday

Racing resumes Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., with a 12-race program that begins at 1 p.m. (all times Eastern). The 92nd running of the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (GII) – a “Prep Season” race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby – and the 75th running of the $200,000 Golden Rod (GII) for […]

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