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Cambria Shows ‘Heart’ To Beat The Boys In Juvenile Turf Sprint

Whether a 2-year-old sprint race is in Europe, or over a European-style course like Kentucky Downs, trainer Wesley Ward and owner Stonestreet Farm mean business. The trainer-owner combination, who teamed a few years ago with multiple overseas Group 1 winner and European juvenile champion Lady Aurelia, struck again Saturday at Kentucky Downs when Cambria scored […]

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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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Wagering At Kentucky Downs Tops $8.4 Million On Opening Day

The RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs started off with a total of $8,464,103 wagered on the 10-race card, the record for the opening day and third-highest ever in track history. The all-time record is the $10,039,008 wagered on the second Saturday of the 2018 meet, traditionally the biggest day of the five-day meet. Ranking No. […]

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Weekend Lineup: High-Class Juvenile Racing Tops Holiday Schedule

The summer meets at Saratoga and Del Mar will finish with a flourish this Labor Day weekend — a combined five Grade 1 races are on tap coast-to-coast, with an emphasis on 2-year-olds. Plus, the Colonial Downs meet in New Kent, Va., continues with the Virginia Derby, Gulfstream Park hosts a pair of $200,000 races […]

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Miguel Mena Ready For Arrival Of The ‘Big Boys’ At Kentucky Downs

Miguel Mena missed riding at Kentucky Downs (as well as Keeneland and Churchill’s spring meets and Ellis Park’s summer meet) last year while recovering from injuries incurred in a mid-March spill at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. Now he can’t wait to return to the distinctive all-turf track in Franklin, Ky. Mena suffered a […]

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Kenneally On Kentucky Downs Purses And Layout: ‘You Have To Take A Shot’

The 5-year-old Parlor will run at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky., for the fourth straight year in Saturday’s $750,000 Tourist Mile. Now a gelding, Parlor won his debut at Ellis Park, then finished second by a neck in the Kentucky Downs Juvenile. He returned at 3 to take second again, this time by three-quarters of […]

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