Keyword: Kentucky Downs

  • Kentucky Downs

    Kentucky Downs Plans 9% Purse Increase

    Enhancing what already is American racing's most lucrative daily purse program, Kentucky Downs will pump an additional $600,000-plus into its 2016 overnight races and stakes for its five-date, all-turf meet in September.

  • Historical racing machines began operating last September at Red Mile.

    KY Historical Racing Benefits Continue Growth

    Keeneland will begin its spring meet with a bump in overnight purses, but track officials hope it's the start of steady growth made possible by revenue from Lexington's historical race wagering facility.

  • KHRC Approves Turfway for Historical Racing

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Dec. 1 approved Turfway Park to add historical racing, although track officials did not put a timetable on when such gaming would become reality at the Northern Kentucky track.

  • Kentucky Downs was approved for five racing days in 2016

    Kentucky Downs, Churchill Agree on Dates

    Kentucky Downs and Churchill Downs will have no overlapping dates next year under a schedule approved Oct. 26 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Kentucky Downs had requested seven days, up from five this year.

  • Kiss Moon won the Fasig-Tipton Ladies Turf Stakes on closing day at Kentucky Downs.

    Kentucky Downs Posts Record Handle, Purses

    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.

  • Da Big Hoss comes home strong to win the Kentucky Turf Cup Stakes.

    Da Big Hoss Rallies to Take Kentucky Turf Cup

    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

    KY Downs Ready for Meet With Record Purses

    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.

  • Historical Racing Poised to Soar Even Higher

    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.

  • KHRC Delays Action on Medication Rules

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on June 29 delayed taking a vote on proposed rules on medication testing, withdrawal guidelines, and disciplinary measures and penalties that included rules on the mineral cobalt.

  • Kentucky Downs

    Kentucky Downs, Encore Seek Suit Dismissal

    Attorneys for Kentucky Downs, some of its principals, and Encore Gaming have filed a motion seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the AmTote totalizator company, stating that the claims are unfounded and undocumented.

  • Kentucky Downs

    Kentucky Downs Plans KTDF Purse Increase

    Kentucky Downs will ask regulators May 6 to let it offer about $4.2 million in Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund supplements during its 2015 meet, as well as spend $50,000 to advertise the incentive program.

  • AmTote Files Suit Against KY Downs, Others

    The AmTote totalizator company has filed a federal lawsuit that claims Kentucky Downs, its principals, and a company that is now providing tote services to the track misappropriated trade secrets and breached a contract.

  • Change Adds Options for KTDF Purse Funds

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday, March 23, approved changes that will allow more flexibility in the use of Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund purse money generated by wagering on historical races.

  • Field size has been trending downward.

    Field Size: Two Dozen Tracks Top 8 Per Race

    As 2014 came to a close, fewer than 25 racetracks were able to field more than eight horses per races, according to a review of statistics. And the top two tracks on the list each raced only five programs.

  • KEEP No Longer Supporting Casino Legislation

    The Kentucky Equine Education Project's board is no longer supporting casino legislation in the Bluegrass state, but will support Instant Racing, a gaming form that has proven successful at two Kentucky tracks.

  • Instant racing machines at Ellis Park.

    Historical Racing Bets Up in October in KY

    Historical race wagering at two Kentucky racetracks registered healthy increases in October versus the same month in 2013, according to statistics released by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.