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‘There Is No Guarantee’: Scollay Urges Kentucky Racing To Learn From Santa Anita

The 23 deaths at Santa Anita have cast a grim spectre across the horse racing industry, and the fatal injury of Cathedral Reader at Keeneland during Saturday’s G1 Madison Stakes may move Kentucky into the same spotlight. “California racing is having an existential crisis, and I think we all need to look closely and say, […]

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Turfway Park, JACK Cincinnati Casino To Be Sold To Hard Rock International, VICI Properties

Following a strategic assessment of its business portfolio, JACK Entertainment LLC announced Friday that it has entered into  multiple contracts to sell JACK Cincinnati Casino and Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., to Hard Rock International and VICI Properties for $780 million, pending regulatory approval. VICI will simultaneously enter into a favorable triple-net leased fee agreement […]

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‘A Humbling Game’: Marine Veteran Hiles Saddles First Winner At Oaklawn

Roughly a week after kicking himself for a claim he made earlier in the meeting, trainer Jeff Hiles was celebrating his first career victory Friday morning at Oaklawn. Hiles, the son of veteran trainer Rick Hiles, won Thursday’s fourth race with Loran Holiday, a 5-year-old Argentine-bred mare he co-owns with Silver Tyme Stables (Mickey Ballew). […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Jockey Johnston Rolls On With Championship Career In Rear-View Mirror

Despite profound changes in his life, Mark Johnston is fundamentally the same. He still loves horses, the racetrack, winning and camaraderie. In his past, Johnston enjoyed those experiences as a jockey who won 3,085 races and the 1990 Eclipse Award as outstanding apprentice. These days from his Paris, Ky., base, he gains similar satisfaction using […]

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Rafael Bejarano’s Turfway Trio Earns Him Jockey Of The Week Title

With a stakes triple in his return to Turfway Park, Rafael Bejarano was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for March 4-10, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North […]

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Favored Somelikeithotbrown Gives Maker Fifth Jeff Ruby Steaks Victory

Trainer Mike Maker saddled his fifth winner of the G3 Jeff Ruby Steaks this weekend when he sent out Skychai Racing and Sand Dollar Stable’s Somelikeithotbrown to a three-length triumph in Turfway Park’s signature Kentucky Derby prep race. The 3-year-old son of Big Brown was favored at 3-5, and under Tyler Gaffalione the colt covered […]

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Former Leading Rider Bejarano Returns To Turfway Park For Jeff Ruby Steaks Card

Jockey Rafael Bejarano set Turfway Park afire when he rode regularly here from 2002 to 2004. He won four straight riding titles in that time, including the 2003 holiday meet with a record-setting 46 races over 22 days. He also holds the record for most wins on one card with seven. Long based in California, […]

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Curlin Grey Still Looking For Perfect Distance, May Find It In Jeff Ruby Steaks

Curlin Grey started his career racing at a mile, quickly moved on to 1 1/16 miles and in the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) Saturday at Turfway Park he will have his chance to take the step trainer Kenny McPeek believes he wants. “He’s begging for a mile and an eighth,” said McPeek, “so I think he’ll […]

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Somelikeithotbrown Installed As Morning Line Favorite For Jeff Ruby Steaks At Turfway

Skychai Racing and Sand Dollar Stable’s Somelikeithotbrown has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite among a field of 11 entered for Saturday’s $200,000 Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park. Post positions for the race were drawn Wednesday at Jeff Ruby Steakhouse in downtown Cincinnati. National racing analyst and long time oddsmaker Mike Battaglia set […]

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Jeff Ruby Steaks: Counter Offer ‘Training Well,’ Twelfthofneverland Should ‘Love The Surface’

Exactly one month before this Saturday, Counter Offer rallied to finish fourth in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3), nosing out Knicks Go to collect the race’s last available point toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1). Saturday he is expected to join the hunt for 20 more points in the Jeff Ruby […]

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