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Handling The Heat: A Hot Topic At Kentucky Equine Networking Association Dinner 

A diverse group of equine enthusiasts escaped the high temperatures in Lexington, KY, for an air-conditioned evening attending the summer session of the Kentucky Equine Networking Meeting (KENA). Presented by the Kentucky Horse Council and held at The Red Mile Clubhouse, a panel of horse-care experts gathered to discuss a topic that has been at […]

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Legendary ‘Cowboy’ Jones Enjoys Ellis Winner’s Circle In A New Light

R.A. “Cowboy” Jones for many years was a fixture in the Ellis Park winner’s circle. He’s still a fixture at the track, but until Sunday his last time in the winner’s circle was aboard Awtair on Aug. 24, 2004, according to Equibase. But that was Cowboy front and center in the winner’s circle — however, […]

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‘Rollercoaster’ $30,000 Claim Botswana Takes Combs To $1 Million Kentucky Turf Cup

Bentley Combs hasn’t been training even two years but figures to have a starter in the $1 million, Grade 3 Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup on Sept. 7 with Botswana at Kentucky Downs. The RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs runs this Saturday and Sept. 5, 7, 8 and 12 with 10 grass races a day. […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Calvin Borel Arrested For DUI In Indiana

Three-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel was arrested for driving under the influence on Sunday in Indiana, according to wdrb.com. Borel was pulled over on Landmark Avenue off I-64 about 6:30 p.m., and court records indicate he demonstrated slurred speech, poor balance, and that he failed a field sobriety test. His preliminary breath test was […]

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Flooding Forces Cancellation Of Friday’s Ellis Park Card, Live Music

Ellis Park has canceled Friday’s live race card because of torrential rain and flooding of the track and paddock area. The live music scheduled for after the races also has been called off. Ellis Park remains open for simulcast wagering on tracks around the country and historical horse racing gaming. The clubhouse is not impacted […]

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‘King Of South America’: Romans Names Martin Chuan To Ride Everfast In Travers

Martin Chuan, a 24-year-old Peruvian jockey who has been riding this summer at Ellis Park, will be aboard Preakness runner-up Everfast in Saturday’s Grade 1 Runhappy Travers at Saratoga, trainer Dale Romans said Monday morning. A multiple Group 1 winner in his home country, Chuan is 5-4-4 from 24 starts at Ellis Park this year, […]

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Asmussen, Baze Storm Through Both Juvenile Stakes At Ellis Park

Two storm surges pushed through Ellis Park late Sunday afternoon: Trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Tyler Baze swept both 2-year-old stakes but in between a sudden burst of gale-force winds caused a 25-minute weather delay. With steel-gray clouds lurking in the distance, L and N Racing’s favored Rowdy Yates went wire to wire to capture […]

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Country Music Star Toby Keith Enjoys A Visit To Ellis Park

Country music icon Toby Keith stopped by Ellis Park to watch one of his horses run before performing Saturday night at Evansville’s Ford Center. Shell Fire, who runs in the name of Keith’s Dream Walkin Farms, finished third in the second race, with Keith saying afterward, “We ran third but we’ll run first at the […]

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‘The Real Deal’: Night Time Has Romans Excited For Ellis Park Juvenile

Trainer Dale Romans’ huge Ellis Park meet could get even bigger with Night Time in Sunday’s $100,000 TwinSpires Ellis Park Juvenile. Night Time won by daylight in his debut June 30 at Ellis Park, leading all the way through a fast time to prevail by 4 1/2 lengths. With eight wins out of 26 starters, […]

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Hard-Knocking Go Google Yourself, Gray Magician Earn Ellis Park Stakes Wins

A pair of hard-knocking horses earned their first stakes Sunday at Ellis Park, with Go Google Yourself capturing the $125,000 Groupie Doll, presented by Field & Main Bank, by three lengths over Divine Queen and Gray Magician a race later taking the $100,000 Ellis Park Derby, presented by Kruckemeyer & Cohn Jewelry, by a half-length […]

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