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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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Jazzy Times Seeking Repeat In Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Sprint

A year ago, Jazzy Times came into Ellis Park’s $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Sprint after winning his first race on turf in a $25,000 claiming race at Indiana Grand. Jazzy Times won Ellis’ 5 1/2-furlong stakes at 15-1 odds and seemed on his way to fulfilling owner-trainer Wes Hawley’s expectations in the gelding. A […]

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A Look Back At The FBI’s Most Wanted Race-Fixer, And The Trainer Who Tried To Catch Him

One night in 1998, longtime trainer George “Barney” Isaacs says he wore a wire and invited an armed felon into his apartment to help the FBI solve a horse racing mystery – and to get his hands on a $50,000 reward. Now, he wants his money.  In 1996, Isaacs’ near-four decade training career was all […]

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Ellis Park Announces Record Purse Structure, Stakes Schedule

Ellis Park will offer the highest purses in the Henderson, Ky., track’s 97-year history at its 2019 summer race meet, including a record nine stakes that could be worth at least $100,000 each. Purse money and supplements for Kentucky-bred horses are projected to average $330,000 a day at the 29-date meet that runs June 30 […]

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Kentucky HBPA Opposes Lasix Phase-Out Plan: ‘Inconceivable’ It’s Being Considered

The Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (KHBPA), unalterably opposes the recently-announced plan of several North American tracks, including Keeneland and Churchill Downs, to run 2-year-old races without the anti-bleeder medication Lasix in 2020 and all stakes races in 2021. The KHBPA is the recognized representatives at all five Thoroughbred tracks in the Commonwealth. It […]

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Kentucky HBPA Raffling Televisions To Benefit Family Of Late Exercise Rider Odanis Acuna

The Kentucky HBPA’s foundation is raffling off one 40-inch and two 32-inch televisions, with proceeds going to the family of Odanis Acuna, the 42-year-old veteran exercise rider killed Saturday morning in a training accident at Churchill Downs. Acuna, nicknamed Cuba for his homeland, leaves a wife and three young children. The raffle chances are $10 […]

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Kentucky HBPA Introduces New Website, #KyBCKids Twitter Initiative

The Kentucky HBPA has launched a redesigned website, kyhbpa.org, along with its latest social-media initiative, #KyBCKids, as part of the organization’s mission to serve horsemen and promote thoroughbred racing. The Kentucky HBPA, a division of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association, represents about 6,000 thoroughbred owners and trainers and is the only organization negotiating […]

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Kentucky Downs, HBPA Team Up For College Day Sunday

Full-time college students will have the chance to win one of 10 Microsoft® Surface tablet computers or one of two $1,500 scholarship on College Day at Kentucky Downs, held Sunday, Sept. 9 in conjunction with the Kentucky HBPA. College students with a valid I.D. card or other documentation from a recognized university, two- or four-year college, technical or […]

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Kentucky Downs, Kentucky HBPA Pledge $5 Per Start To Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Kentucky Downs and the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association have each pledged $5 per start at the 2018 Kentucky Downs race meet to go to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The 2018 Kentucky Downs meet runs five days: Sept. 1, Sept. 6, Sept. 8, Sept. 9, and Sept. 13. The TAA accredits, inspects, and awards […]

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Ellis Park’s Growth Over Past 12 Years ‘Nothing Short Of Amazing’

The 30-date Thoroughbred meet at Kentucky’s Ellis Park runs July 1 through Labor Day, with racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, plus Wednesday July 4, Thursday July 5 and Monday Sept. 3. There is no racing Saturday, Sept. 1. “This is the 12th year I’ve been here since we bought the track from Churchill Downs right […]

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