old friends stakes

Thursday’s Old Friends Stakes Draws Overflow Field Of 15 At Kentucky Downs

Thursday’s featured $250,000 Old Friends Stakes at Kentucky Downs is for horses who haven’t won a stakes race in 2018. That doesn’t mean the horses in the overflow field of 15 don’t possess talent. The Old Friends, conducted at a mile and 70 yards, attracted an excellent field whose entries include a Grade 1 winner […]

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Sweezey Feeling ‘Lucky’ With Former Claimer In Wednesday’s $400,000 Tourist Mile At Kentucky Downs

When Kent Sweezey, two months into having his own stable, claimed Western Reserve for $62,500 for Louisville-based Turf Stable Racing, they had a plan: Run the 5-year-old gelding back in a $100,000 turf stakes at Indiana Grand, hope for a placing, and then go to Kentucky Downs for the $150,000 Old Friends Stakes. That’s a […]

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Kalamos Stakes Victory Brings Peace Of Mind To Owner/Trainer

Kalamos’s 50-1 victory in the Old Friends Stakes last week was a big one not so much for the purse money, but for his owner’s peace of mind, according to ESPN. Besides taking home just over $89,000, the 6-year-old received a reserved spot at Old Friends Equine Retirement Farm, cementing his retirement options. That victory […]

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Long Shot Kalamos Captures Old Friends Stakes; Geroux Continues Riding Hot Streak

Kentucky Downs paid tribute to Thoroughbred aftercare today by hosting “Old Friends Day”, a 13-race card celebrating the retirement facility in Georgetown, KY that is home to over 100 pensioned ex-racers. The feature event was the inaugural running of the $150,000 Old Friends Stakes sponsored by Tribute® Feed, a mile and 70 yard contest that […]

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