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Morticia Caps Arnold’s Big Day With Ladies Sprint Triumph

What will likely go down as the penultimate start of Morticia’s race career is also a leading candidate to stand as the most impressive outing the 5-year-old mare has ever uncorked. Always consistent and never off the board on the turf in her home state of Kentucky, Morticia earned her second career graded stakes victory […]

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Ms Bad Behavior Goes All The Way In Ladies Turf

Sayjay Racing, Greg Hall and Brooke Hubbard’s Ms Bad Behavior was determined to have the lead at the start of Saturday’s Grade 3 Ladies Turf at Kentucky Downs, and the 4-year-old daughter of Blame never relinquished it to win by about 2 1/2 lengths. Sent off at 7-1, Ms Bad Behavior was ridden over the […]

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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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Imprimis Looking To Get His Season Back On Track In RUNHAPPY Turf Sprint

Saturday’s $700,000, Game 3 RUNHAPPY Turf Sprint at Kentucky Downs will be the first race for Breeze Easy LLC’s Imprimis since the 5-year-old gelding finished sixth in the Group 1 King’s Stand at Royal Ascot on June 18. Trainer Joe Orseno believes the 4 3/4 lengths by which Imprimis was defeated that day would have […]

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Weekend Lineup: Green Up For Grabs At Kentucky Downs, Belmont Park

Turf runners take back the spotlight this weekend as Kentucky Downs hosts five stakes races on its showcase card, four of which are graded, and Belmont Park returns with a pair of lucrative tests in the $1 million Jockey Club Derby and $750,000 Jockey Club Oaks. NBC will broadcast both the Jockey Club Derby and […]

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Equibase Analysis: Arklow Repeat In Kentucky Turf Cup Or Look Elsewhere?

The Grade 3, $1 million Calumet Farms Kentucky Turf Cup drew a field of 12, plus two horses on the also-eligible list who may get lucky enough to enter the gate if one or two horses in the main body of the field scratches. Leading the field is Arklow, who won this race in 2018 […]

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Additional Labor Day Card? Kentucky Downs Seeks Two More Race Dates For 2020

Kentucky Downs will run five days in 2019, but the track’s new owners Ron Winchell and Marc Falcone are hoping to score an additional two days during September for the 2020 meet, reports Thoroughbred Daily News.  Senior Vice President and General Manager Ted Nicholson plans to put the request before the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission […]

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Mr. Misunderstood ‘Looks As Good As He Ever Has’ Ahead Of Thursday’s Old Friends Stakes

Thursday’s $250,000 Old Friends Stakes on the second of five days of the RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs is a restricted stakes — limited to horses that have not won a stakes in 2019 — but the field is worthy of the graded status that designates America’s top races. Two of the horses in the […]

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Snapper Sinclair Shines In Opening Day Tourist Mile At Kentucky Downs

Saturday in the richest race of the opening day of the RUNHAPPY meet at Kentucky Downs, the $749,000 Tourist Mile, Snapper Sinclair rallied to catch pacesetting Real Story in the shadow of the wire to score by a half-length, pushing his local record to two-for-two. In 2017 during his 2-year-old season, he won the Fasig-Tipton […]

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