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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Mounting Frustrations?

Things haven’t exactly been going smoothly in recent days when it comes to process at the races. A case of mistaken identity led to a mare running in a gelding’s place (and winning). A tote freeze-up allowed wagering to continue after the gates opened. One photo finish was misinterpreted; another was called a dead heat […]

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Kentucky Downs Pays Out Record $8.6 Million In Purses

Kentucky Downs paid out a record $8,619,000 in purses and Kentucky-bred purse supplements at its meet that concluded Thursday. The average daily purses of $1,723,800 for the five-date meet is the highest average in North America, made possible by the track’s historical horse racing operation that marries the sport’s parimutuel structure with electronic games based […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Maker, Leparoux Find Success At Kentucky Downs

The graded stakes action was on the light side last weekend, with only four graded stakes contested. Despite the light schedule, there were still a couple of notable changes on this week’s American Graded Stakes Standings charts. Kentucky Downs offered three graded stakes last Saturday, and horses trained by Mike Maker captured two of them […]

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Kentucky Downs: Ramseys, Maker, Leparoux Come Out On Top In Fall Meet Standings

Ken Ramsey accomplished his goal of presenting the trophy of Kentucky Downs’ newly renamed Ramsey Farm Stakes to himself. Well, actually, Jeff Ramsey presented his dad with the trophy after heavy favorite Kitten’s Roar roared to a 2 1/4-length victory over the late-running Tricky Escape in the $350,000 race on closing day at Kentucky Downs. […]

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Kentucky Downs Concludes Record-Shattering Meet; All-Sources Wagering Totals Over $30 Million

Kentucky Downs concluded a record-shattering five-date session up 34 percent in wagering on the all-grass meet that has stamped itself among the most unique experiences in American races. Even with having to move its opening card from Saturday of Labor Day weekend to the following Wednesday following a 6-inch deluge of rain, Kentucky Downs shattered […]

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Kentucky Downs: Field Set For Closing Day’s Jockey7 Wager

The Jockey7 wager allows the horseplayer to make win, place, show, exacta and trifecta bets on jockeys and their mounts over the last seven races at Kentucky Downs. Every horse that finishes in the top four receives points(25 – 12 – 9 – 5), and the jockey and their mounts that have the most points […]

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‘Anytime You Win Down There, It’s Good’: Wilkes Can Cap Big Meet At KY Downs With Sonic Boom

Ian Wilkes probably can’t catch Mike Maker for the Kentucky Downs training title. But he can certainly end America’s most unique race meet in style. Wilkes runs five horses on Thursday’s closing card, including the intriguing 3-1 favorite Sonic Boom in the $250,000 Franklin-Simpson Stakes for 3-year-olds and Sweet Tapper in the $350,000 Ramsey Farm […]

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Ramsey Hoping For Fifth Consecutive Kentucky Downs Owners Title

Ken Ramsey has two goals this Thursday for Kentucky Downs’ closing-day turf card: Win his fifth consecutive owners title at America’s most unique race meet, and present the trophy to himself for the $350,000 Ramsey Farm Stakes, the race formerly known as the Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon in which Ramsey is running 2-1 favorite Kitten’s […]

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Miss Temple City, Múltiple Ganadora De Grado, A La Venta En La Subasta De Noviembre De Fasig-Tipton

Miss Temple City, múltiple ganadora Grado 1, será ofrecida en la subasta de Fasig-Tipton del venidero lunes 6 de Noviembre en Lexington, Kentucky. La cincoañera será consignada como prospecto de yegua madre por Select Sales (agente). Toda una trotamundos, Miss Temple City está entre las más exitosas yeguas grameras de fecha reciente. Entrenada por Graham […]

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Leparoux Takes Pair Of Kentucky Downs Stakes En Route To Jockey Of The Week Title

With a win in the Kentucky Turf Cup and top stakes and total earnings for the week, Julien Leparoux was named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for the week ending September 10, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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