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Former Claimer Lanier Makes It Look Easy In Hanshin Cup

Oakview Stable’s Lanier cruised home with an easy open length win in the 2019 version of the $100,000 GIII Hanshin Cup at Arlington. This was the 25th year that Arlington ran an exchange race with the Japan Racing Association. A field of 10 older horses went to post for the Saturday feature. Jockey Declan Cannon […]

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The Mackem Bullet Scores First Stakes Win In Appalachian

Katsumi Yoshida’s The Mackem Bullet found the winner’s circle in her fourth start in the United States, kicking away to win Sunday’s G2 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland by a length. The 3-year-old daughter of Society Rock was ridden by Tyler Gaffalione and sent to post at odds of 6-1 after making two winter starts on […]

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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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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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‘Very Agile’ Somelikeithotbrown Takes Aim On Jeff Ruby Steaks

The gate for Saturday’s 48th running of the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park is approaching full, with 11 so far expected to enter. The 1 1/8 mile race for 3-year-olds offers 34 points toward the Kentucky Derby: 20 to the winner, eight to the runner-up, four for third place and two for […]

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Somelikeithotbrown Kicks Off 2019 With Battaglia Memorial Victory

A smart, measured ride by jockey Rafael Hernandez put Somelikeithotbrown in the winner’s circle of the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes (listed) Friday at Turfway Park. The race was the colt’s first stakes victory and his first start since he finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) November 2. Somelikeithotbrown finished 3 1/2 lengths […]

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Mick Ruis-Trained Midnight Pleasure Nails Blanket Finish In Turfway’s Forego Stakes

Midnight Pleasure charged from last to first in the $50,000 Forego Stakes Friday at Turfway Park, gobbling up the last half-furlong to win by a neck in a four-way rush to the wire. Mr Ashley, off at 67-1, was second, a nose better than third-place Torazo, who finished a neck ahead of Lanier in fourth. […]

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Winter Storm Forces Cancellation Of Turfway’s Saturday Card

Due to the continuing winter storm in northern Kentucky, Turfway Park has canceled its live racing card for Saturday, Jan. 12. The facility remains open for simulcasting, closing at 10 p.m. Saturday’s Girls’ Night Out activities also are canceled, and the Homestretch restaurant is closed.

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