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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Boss’ Dictates His Own Schedule At Margaux

Every racehorse is different, and what works for one doesn’t always work for another. Totally Boss, for instance, performs at his best when he splits his time between Margaux Farm and trainer Rusty Arnold’s barn at the track. “He seems to be thriving,” said Jim Hill, who owns the colt and Margaux Farm along with […]

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Totally Boss Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth In RUNHAPPY Turf Sprint

Last month, Susan and Jim Hill’s Totally Boss won Ellis Park’s prep race for the RUNHAPPY Turf Sprint at Kentucky Downs, and this Saturday he repeated his winning effort to score the first graded win of his career. The 4-year-old son of Street Boss, ridden by Florent Geroux for trainer Rusty Arnold, completed six furlongs […]

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Champion Stormy Liberal Routed To Kentucky Downs’ Turf Sprint

Stormy Liberal, the two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, is scheduled to run in the $700,000, Grade 3 RUNHAPPY Turf Sprint, one of five graded stakes to be held at the upcoming RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs. Kentucky Downs runs Aug. 31 and Sept. 5, 7, 8 and 12, with post time each […]

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Record-Setting Leinster Will Follow Kentucky Downs Route To Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Amy Dunne’s Leinster emerged from his winning graded stakes debut in Saturday’s Grade 3 Troy in good order, trainer Rusty Arnold said on Sunday morning. The 4-year-old Majestic Warrior bay colt broke the track record for 5 ½ furlongs at Saratoga completing the race in a time of 1:00.23 on a firm Mellon turf course, […]

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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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Kentucky Downs Offers $1 Million Bonus For Three-Race Sweep Culminating In BC Turf Sprint

The Grade 3 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint already is America’s most lucrative race for sprinters on grass outside the Breeders’ Cup championship races. Now its winner could earn an additional $1 million. The $700,000 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint winner will earn a $1 million bonus if the horse goes on to capture Keeneland’s $200,000 Woodford and the $1 […]

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Kentucky Downs Gets First ‘Win And You’re In’ Race For Breeders’ Cup

The $700,000, Grade 3 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint has been selected for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, providing Kentucky Downs its first “Win and You’re In” race as a launching pad to horse racing’s global championships. As part of the Challenge Series, the Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint winner will get an automatic berth and […]

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‘The Latest Step In Our Evolution’: Another Graded Stake Added To Kentucky Downs Meet

Kentucky Downs’ racing program received its fourth graded stakes with the $350,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint awarded Grade 3 status for 2018. The 6 1/2-furlong turf race became one of only five newly graded stakes in the United States. Graded stakes are those judged the best in America, with Grade I being the very elite, […]

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Hogy Rallies Late To Win The G3 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint

Hogy earned a hard-fought graded stakes victory when he rallied between rivals to take the G3 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint by a half-length Sept. 9. The 8-year-old gelded son of Offlee Wild was making his first start for owner Michael Hui and trainer Mike Maker in the 6 1/2-furlong contest. Hogy was claimed out of […]

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Successful Native Gives Albarado Stakes Double In Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint

Giving Robby Albarado his second stakes victory on Saturday’s opening card at Kentucky Downs, Successful Native led all the way for a neck victory over Hogy, who had applied the closest pressure throughout the $309,997 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint. “He broke really well so I took advantage of the inside,” Albarado said. “He came home […]

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