Regulators, as well as potentially affected track officials, had no easy answer Oct. 6 for Kentucky Downs' request to add two days to its short, successful September meet.
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|September 5||More Than Ready Mile S.||$300,000a||3&up||8f T||Results & Video|
|September 5||Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies S.||$300,000g||2 yo, Fillies||7f T||Results & Video|
|September 5||Calumet Farm Juvenile S.||$300,000g||2 yo||7f T||Results & Video|
|September 14||Kentucky Turf Cup S. (gr. III)||$600,000a||3&up||12f T||Results & Video|
|September 14||Dueling Grounds Derby||$300,000g||3yos||T||Results & Video|
|September 14||Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint S.||$300,000a||3&up, f/m||6.5f T||Results & Video|
|September 14||Kentucky Downs Turf Dash S.||$300,000a||3&up||6.5f T||Results & Video|
|September 16||Old Friends S.||$150,000a||3&up||8.32f T||Results & Video|
|September 19||Fasig-Tipton Ladies Turf S.||$300,000a||3&up, f/m||8f T||Results & Video|
|September 19||Fasig-Tipton Ladies Marathon S.||$300,000a||3&up, f/m||T||Results & Video|
|September 19||Dueling Grounds Oaks||$200,000a||3yos, Fillies||T||Results & Video|
|September 19||Glen Hill Farm One Dreamer S.||$150,000a||3&up, f/m||8.32f T||Results & Video|
Kentucky Downs has named Ted Nicholson as vice president of the Franklin, Ky., track. Nicholson had been consulting with Kentucky Downs on its 2015 racing season prior to being named to this permanent position.
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Mike Maker, who scored in three consecutive races Sept. 19, was named top trainer of the 2015 Kentucky Downs meet while jockey Florent Geroux was the leading rider with 12 victories for the five-day season.
Kentucky Downs, which was rebuffed last year in its attempt to add racing days to its 2015 schedule, will try again for 2016, track president Corey Johnsen said Sept. 16.
Skychai Racing's Da Big Hoss, claimed for $50,000 in June, made big on that investment with an off-the-pace victory in the $600,000 Kentucky Turf Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds and up Sept. 14 at Kentucky Downs.
Kentucky Downs has postponed its Sept. 12 race card because of a rain-softened turf course and will move each race to Sept. 14, according to track president Corey Johnsen.
Kentucky Downs cancelled its final eight races Sept. 10 after jockeys decided not to ride on a rain-softened turf course they felt was unsafe.
Three graded stakes winners will look to claim their second victories in that category in the $300,000 Kentucky Turf Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 12 at Kentucky Downs.
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It was "all WinStar all the time" in the featured $300,000 More Than Ready Stakes Presented by WinStar Farm that highlighted the opening-day card at Kentucky Downs.
As Corey Johnsen bustled about Kentucky Downs on a steamy hot Sept. 4 afternoon, the president of the track near Franklin, Ky., mused about his expectations for the boutique meet set to begin the following day.
Fasig-Tipton Co. has signed on to be title sponsor of two $300,000 distaff turf stakes to run Sept. 19 at Kentucky Downs as part of "Fasig-Tipton Ladies Day."
Horsemen will have the opportunity to pledge a percentage of their total earnings to Thoroughbred Charities of America during the upcoming race meet at Kentucky Downs.
Brad Kelley's Calumet Farm has signed on to be title sponsor of Kentucky Downs' premier stakes event for 2-year-olds.
On a race card organized to promote equine research, Glen Hill Farm will salute one of its top winners by sponsoring the $150,000 One Dreamer Stakes Sept. 10 at Kentucky Downs.
Having surpassed the $1.1 billion wagering mark and coming off the best month since it was introduced in September 2011, historical racing in Kentucky is poised to soar as it enters the Lexington market.
Encore Racing Based Games, the new company providing historical racing games at Kentucky Downs, says the track's former historical racing provider, RaceTech, is engaged in anti-competitive practices.
Kentucky Downs' five-day all-turf meet is set to open Saturday, Sept. 5.
Old Friends at Kentucky Downs, a joint venture between the Georgetown, Ky., Thoroughbred Retirement Facility and the Franklin, Ky. racetrack, will open its doors to the public July 17.