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Kennedy, Agent O’Connor ‘Walking The Miles’ To Success At Fair Grounds

Spending a season at a whole new racetrack can be tough for a young rider like Ty Kennedy, but this Fair Grounds meet, he has proven that he’s capable of handling a challenge. Kennedy, 24, is making his first winter in New Orleans a successful one so far with a dozen victories finishing in the […]

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Kennedy Excited As ‘First Big Horse’ Jazzy Times Preps For Kentucky Downs

Jazzy Times is the kind of break-through horse that Ty Kennedy has worked for throughout his young riding career. The gelding, claimed for $25,000 four races earlier` by owner-trainer Wes Hawley, gave Kennedy his biggest victory to date in capturing Ellis Park’s $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Sprint. Now the 24-year-old jockey is hoping that […]

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‘Blue-Collar’ Li’l Roc To Serve As Ellis Park’s Paddock Analyst

You probably won’t know Ellis Park’s new paddock analyst by his real name: Robert O’Connor III. On the racetrack, where the 24-year-old Louisvillian has been a fixture since he was a kid, the son of trainer Rob O’Connor II has been known as Li’l Rocco, Li’l Roc or Rocco. His Facebook name is Rocco O’Connor. […]

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Kennedy Garners Riding Double With His First Win At Churchill Downs

Jockey Ty Kennedy not only had his first ever win beneath the iconic twin spires of Churchill Downs on Sunday, but recorded a riding double on the afternoon with wins in both the fifth and sixth races. The 22-year-old hails from Hiawatha, Kan., and began his riding career in 2014. His first win came in […]

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Jockey Ty Kennedy Wins With First Two Mounts In Kentucky

While all the attention was on three-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel finishing third in his first race in five months in Ellis Park’s sixth race Saturday, Ty Kennedy quietly won for his second victory in his first two starts in the state. Kennedy won aboard Chargin Storm, his only mount on the card. The […]

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