Keyword: Kentucky Downs

  • Ellis Park

    Ellis Park to Add Four $100,000 Turf Stakes

    Ellis Park and Kentucky Downs are teaming again to boost the Kentucky racing circuit and keep horses and jobs in the state during the summer, with Kentucky Downs funding four new $100,000 turf stakes at Ellis on Aug. 5.

  • Churchill Downs' 2018 spring meet is scheduled to begin April 28

    Kentucky Approves Race Dates for 2018

    Off a strong September of Thoroughbred racing in the state, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Oct. 17 approved a 2018 racing schedule similar to this year's schedule.

  • Hogy reels in Commend to take the Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint Stakes

    Ageless Hogy Prevails in KD Turf Sprint Stakes

    The ageless wonder that is Hogy added to his indefatigable reputation Saturday when he reeled in Commend in late stretch to win the $400,000 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint Stakes (G3T) by half a length and earn his first graded score since 2013.

  • Applicator wins the Tourist Mile Stakes at Kentucky Downs

    Applicator Upsets Tourist Mile at Kentucky Downs

    It was a long time between stakes wins for Olympia Star's Applicator, but the 4-year-old Henrythenavigator gelding fired his best shot Sept. 6 to defeat a quality field in the $400,000 Tourist Mile at Kentucky Downs.

  • Keeping Pace by Frank Angst

    Kentucky Downs Believes in Pari-Mutuel Gaming

    Kentucky Downs’ takeout rates of 14% on the Pick 5 and 16% on win, place, and show wagers are among the lowest in the country. No Thoroughbred track is lower than Kentucky Downs’ 18.25% takeout on exactas and 19% takeout on trifecta wagers.

  • Racing at Kentucky Downs begins Sept. 6 after rain delayed the weekend start

    Kentucky Downs Ready for Opening Day

    Big purses at Kentucky Downs, which completed a $5 million off-season renovation, attracted an overflow of entries to the track's maiden and allowance races, the richest in the nation.

  • Zipessa will look for her second stakes win in the One Dreamer Stakes

    A Lucrative Wednesday in Kentucky

    The short Kentucky Downs all-turf meeting is scheduled to begin with a bang Sept. 6 with four stakes on the 10-race card at the unique Franklin, Ky. track.

  • Mississippi Delta won the Ladies Sprint Stakes at Kentucky Downs last year

    Kentucky Downs to Pay $750 for Sixth Through Last

    Because of business surpassing projections—including a best-ever July with its historical horse racing operation—every horse running at Kentucky Downs' highly acclaimed September meet will earn at least $750.

  • Kentucky Downs Announces Stakes Schedule

    Highlighted by two new graded-stakes events and a record $8.4 million in purses and supplemental Kentucky-bred monies, Kentucky Downs will offer one of the world's most lucrative racing programs during its five-day, all-turf season Sept. 2-14.

  • Kentucky Downs, EquiLottery Enter Into Agreement

    Kentucky-based entities Kentucky Downs and EquiLottery have entered into an agreement that will allow the use of races from the Franklin, Ky., racetrack as the basis for EquiLottery, a new lottery game based on the results of live horse racing.

  • Record Historic Gaming Month at Kentucky Downs

    Exacta Systems and Kentucky Downs again shattered the single month historic horse racing handle record in February, with wagering in the 28-day month totaling $51.8 million.

  • Good Lord at Old Friends at Kentucky Downs

    New Arrivals at Old Friends at Kentucky Downs

    Old Friends at Kentucky Downs has two new Thoroughbred residents who promise to be fan favorites: multiple stakes-winner Good Lord, winner of the 2012 Kentucky Downs Turf Dash, and Monmouth Park's 2014 grade III Iselin winner Balance of Power.

  • Kentucky Downs

    Another Handle Spike for Kentucky Downs

    With record purses attracting full fields and low takeout sparking interest from horseplayers, Kentucky Downs closed its five-date boutique meet Sept. 15 with total wagering up nearly 34 percent.

  • Da Big Hoss scores a repeat victory in the Kentucky Turf Cup

    Another Big Win for Da Big Hoss

    "All I can say is he's the second-best marathon horse in the United States," said trainer Mike Maker, ceding the top position to five-time group/grade I winner Flintshire. "I think we just go right to the Breeders' Cup. He runs really well fresh."

  • Watchyourownbobber rolls home to win the More Than Ready Stakes

    Watchyourownbobber Proves More Than Ready

    A weather delay of about 15 minutes didn't bother Watchyourownbobber in the More Than Ready Stakes, as the even-money favorite scored a clear victory in the one-mile test Sept. 10 at Kentucky Downs.

  • Airoforce

    Airoforce, 'Oscar' Face Off at Kentucky Downs

    Back on their preferred surface after stints on the Triple Crown trail, Airoforce and Oscar Nominated have run well in multiple starts on turf, but have yet to find the winner's circle despite close calls.

  • Watchyourownbobber enters Saturday's test off a stakes win at Mountaineer.

    Watchyourownbobber to Try the More Than Ready

    Watchyourownbobber will try for a third consecutive stakes win at a third different track when he faces an expected seven rivals in the $400,000 More Than Ready Mile Stakes Sept. 10 at Kentucky Downs.

  • Johnsen Loved Kentucky Downs From Start

    When the Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf goes to the post Saturday, Kentucky Downs president Corey Johnsen expects to reflect back on that race a decade ago.

  • Racing returns to Kentucky Downs Sept. 3

    KY Downs to Open With Loaded All-Turf Card

    Kentucky Downs will begin its lucrative five-day, all-turf meet Sept. 3 with four stakes—two of them for 2-year-olds at seven furlongs—worth a total of $1.4 million. The 10-race card saw 136 horses make the overnight.

  • Ruling Favors Historical Racing Graphics

    A Kentucky judge has ruled that the manner in which a race result is depicted on historical racing machines to determine if a player has won or lost is not a factor in whether the electronic form of gaming is legal.

  • Historical racing machine at Kentucky Downs

    Historical Racing Argued Again in Court

    Attorneys for two sides in the convoluted court battle over historical race wagering in Kentucky were in court again July 25, arguing whether the type machines in use at Kentucky Downs are in compliance with state regulations.

  • Georgia VIP Day Set for Kentucky Downs

    Starting Gate Marketing in partnership with the Georgia Horse Racing Coalition is excited to announce Georgia VIP Day at Kentucky Downs on Thursday, September 8th.