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Kentucky Downs Boosts Turf Cup Purse to $1 Million

Kentucky Downs will stage its first $1 million race in track history with the Grade 3 Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup getting a $250,000 purse increase. The 28th running of the Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup, one of five stakes on Sept. 7, will offer a $550,000 base purse available to any horse running and […]

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Arklow Proves Best Late In Kentucky Turf Cup Stakes

Trainer Brad Cox’s impressive 2018 season kept chugging along Saturday at Kentucky Downs, with an upset by Arklow in the Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup Stakes. Ridden by Florent Geroux, Arklow (6-1) came from near the back of the pack early, saving ground and edging clear late to prevail by a half length over Bigger […]

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Weekend Lineup: Big Fields, Purses Highlight Kentucky Downs Card

The undulating European-style turf course at Kentucky Downs will be the focus of the North American graded stakes action this weekend. Four stakes with purses topping a total of $2 million Saturday are part of the racetrack’s five days of racing valued at $10 million in purses. The feature race of Saturday’s card is the […]

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Equibase Analysis: Chances Oscar Nominated Repeats In Kentucky Turf Cup?

Some of the best purses in North America are being offered on a daily basis during the all-turf meeting at Kentucky Downs. Nearly every race has a full field of 12 and this year’s Grade 3 Calumet Farms Kentucky Turf Cup, which offers a tremendous purse of $750,000, is no exception. Sixteen horses are entered […]

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Ellis Park: Arklow Ekes Out Win In Prep For Kentucky Turf Cup

Bridgmohan made it a four-bagger aboard heavily favored Arklow in the Kentucky Downs Preview Calumet Farm Turf Cup at 1 1/4 miles, a prelude to the $750,000 Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup (G3)¬†in five weeks. A Grade 2 winner enjoying a bit of class relief after solid efforts against the likes of Yoshida and Synchrony […]

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‘The Latest Step In Our Evolution’: Another Graded Stake Added To Kentucky Downs Meet

Kentucky Downs’ racing program received its fourth graded stakes with the $350,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint awarded Grade 3 status for 2018. The 6 1/2-furlong turf race became one of only five newly graded stakes in the United States. Graded stakes are those judged the best in America, with Grade I being the very elite, […]

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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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Oscar Nominated Determined Winner Of G3 Kentucky Turf Cup

On a record-shattering day Saturday at Kentucky Downs, Mike Maker became the first trainer to win the signature $600,000 Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup three times as Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Oscar Nominated closed under Julien Leparoux to wear down favored Postulation by a head. Muqtaser was another half-length back in the Grade 3 stakes’ […]

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Weekend Lineup: A Turf Feast Awaits At Kentucky Downs

It’s a light weekend of graded stakes across the country, with Kentucky Downs soaking up most of the spotlight with a historically excellent card. The 10-race day features four stakes, three of them graded, with total purses reaching $1.7 million. The feature event and final race is the Grade 3, $600,000 Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf […]

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West: Diving Into Kentucky Downs’ ‘Best Racing Card’ Ever

With $1.7 million spread out over four stakes, three of them graded, Kentucky Downs will present the best racing card in its history¬†Saturday. Racing royalty, Hall of Famers and millionaires are converging on the unique racetrack located near the Tennessee-Kentucky border. Sitting on a site once infamous for its tolerance of duels, Kentucky Downs quickly […]

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