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State Veterinarians Examine High Number Of Fatal Breakdowns In Kentucky

There was a fair amount of concern following the short September race meeting at Churchill Downs, when four horses suffered fatal breakdowns in the space of four days, and two more suffered the same fate during morning training hours. According to drf.com, Churchill’s response was to bring in racing-surface specialist Mick Peterson; president Kevin Flanery said […]

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Kentucky Commission Receives Three Applications For New Harness Track

After putting out a call for new applications for race dates, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s race dates committee announced Tuesday it has received three applications for a new harness track in the southwestern part of the state. Applications came from WKY Development LLC (a partnership between Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland), Kentucky Downs, and […]

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Kentucky Downs Files Application To ‘Fill A Void’ With Oak Grove Harness Track

The ownership of Kentucky Downs has filed an application with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to build a standardbred track to be named Oak Grove Meadows on 80 acres near the intersection of Interstate 24 and U.S. 41-A in close proximity to Fort Campbell and Clarksville, Tenn. Kentucky Downs is committing $45 million to the […]

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Next Shares To Train For Breeders’ Cup Mile At Keeneland

Next Shares, upset winner of Saturday’s $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), will be spending a few more weeks here at Keeneland to prepare for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 3. “We talked about it last night and the plan is to stay here until the last minute,” […]

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Good Vibes: Cox In The Midst Of Personal Best Season With Monomoy Girl, Mr. Misunderstood

For trainer Brad Cox, 2018 has been a year he will long remember. He hopes the good vibes keep coming during Fall Stars Weekend that opens the 17-day Keeneland Fall Meet. Cox’s big gun is Flurry Racing Stables’ Mr. Misunderstood, a multiple graded-stakes winner who is expected to be in the entry box Wednesday for […]

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Anonymous Owner Donates $5,000 Of Kentucky Downs Winnings To Assist Injured Jockey Carmouche

A stakes-winning owner during Kentucky Downs recent meet is donating $5,000 for assistance to Kendrick Carmouche, the jockey who sustained a severely fractured leg when his mount fell after being forced to clip heels. “Our group was fortunate enough to win a large purse at Kentucky Downs,” said the owner, who did not want to […]

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Kentucky Horse Racing Commission ‘Entertaining Applications’ For New Racetrack Licenses

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced that it is “entertaining applications for new and renewal association licenses” for racing associations for 2019. The announcement, posted on the home page at the commission’s website, set an Oct. 1, 2018, deadline for new and renewed license applications. One year ago, after Churchill Downs and Keeneland Association announced […]

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Jose Ortiz’ Stakes Duo Nets Jockey Of The Week Title

With two stakes wins and a leading rider title to his credit, Jose Ortiz was named the Foundation Detox Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for September 10 – 16, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Pharoah’s Foals?

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale is off to a strong start, in part due to the prices being generated by American Pharoah’s yearlings. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the 2015 Triple Crown winner’s success in the auction ring and potential future when matched up with history. Plus, […]

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Kentucky Downs Sets New Marks For Wagering, Purses, Field Size

Kentucky Downs smashed its handle record for the sixth straight year, with a total of $36,421,722 wagered on the five-date meet. All-sources betting of $7,021,553 on Thursday was a record for the closing card. The total tops by 20 percent last year’s $30,246,888. Consider that Kentucky Downs set a betting record in 2013 of $12,814,891. […]

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