kentucky race dates

‘Shocked And Thoroughly Disappointed’: Turfway Will Defend Winter Race Dates Against Churchill ‘Attack’

Churchill Downs, Inc. announced on Thursday it’s intent to build a new Northern Kentucky racetrack and pursue winter race dates traditionally held by Turfway Park. Mark Dunkeson, Chief Executive Officer of JACK Entertainment, released the following statement on Friday. “Following a lengthy competitive bidding process with a number of local and national companies, JACK Entertainment […]

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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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No Changes In Kentucky’s 2018 Race Dates

For the second year in a row, Kentucky’s schedule of racing dates will remain relatively unchanged, with Kentucky Downs maintaining a schedule of five racing days in early September. According to, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved the following schedule for 2018: Turfway will run from January through the end of March, with […]

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Churchill, Kentucky Downs Make a Deal on Sept. 2015 Dates

The stalemate between Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs over next year’s September racing calendar is apparently over. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said Wednesday the two tracks negotiated a deal that will have them both running in September 2015.  Each track will race fewer days than requested, and they’ll once again overlap two days — Churchill […]

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Churchill, Kentucky Downs Asked To Compromise on Dates by Oct. 14

After airing their disagreements about 2015 race date scheduling at Tuesday’s Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting, officials from Churchill Downs, Kentucky Downs, and Ellis Park were told to reach a compromise by Oct. 14, when the commission’s next meeting is scheduled. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, commission chairman Robert Beck said that he hoped the commission officials wouldn’t […]

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Report: Keeneland, Churchill Resolve Potential 2015 Dates Conflict

A possible conflict between Keeneland and Churchill Downs regarding 2015 racing dates appears to have settled, according to a report in the Louisville Courier-Journal. With Keeneland set to host the Breeders’ Cup for the first time next year, a potential conflict loomed over live racing dates in October. The Breeders’ Cup will be held Oct. […]

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Ellis Park requests 2012 race dates

Ellis Park has asked the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to approve 2012 race dates similar to those run in 2011, when the facility ran 31 days beginning on the July 4 weekend and ending on Labor Day. For the third year, it stuck to a Friday through Sunday schedule, according to the Courier Press. Track […]

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