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  • We Miss Artie (left) comes on late to take the Spiral Stakes at Turfway.

    We Miss Artie Lands Spiral in Final Jump

    Charging hard down the center of the track at Turfway Park, We Miss Artie had his sights set on dueling leaders Coastline and Harry's Holiday. A jump past the wire and no one knew who got it.

  • Aurelia's Belle flies home to win the Bourbonette Oaks at Turfway Park.

    Aurelia's Belle Dances Away in Bourbonette

    Aurelia's Belle, returned to Polytrack after three tough graded stakes at Gulfstream Park, overcame favored Sloan Square at mid-stretch to post a 2 1/4-length win in the Pure Romance Bourbonette Oaks March 22 at Turway

  • Hansen

    Hansen Back in KY, Will School at Turfway

    Eclipse Award champion and recent Gotham (gr. III) winner Hansen will school in the paddock at Turfway Park March 9 between the sixth and seventh races,

  • Mr. Prankster draws off to win the WEBN at Turfway Park.

    Mr. Prankster Romps in WEBN

    Mr. Prankster emphatically answered the two-turn question Feb. 4, closing strongly and drawing off to win the one-mile WEBN Stakes at Turfway Park by 7 1/2 lengths.

  • Mr. Prankster won the Turfway Prevue on Jan. 7.

    Maker Duo Leads WEBN Stakes at Turfway

    Mr. Prankster will try for his second stakes win in a row when he lines up for the $50,000 WEBN Stakes Feb. 4 at Turfway, but he faces tough competition in Phantom Fury and his own stablemate, Magical Season.

  • Aqueduct cancelled racing for Dec. 9 due to poor weather and high winds.

    Weather KOs Racing Across the Country

    A large winter storm sweeping across the country producing snow and high winds has caused several tracks to cancel their race cards for Dec. 9.

  • Injured Lebron to Undergo Surgery

    Jockey Victor Lebron, the leading rider at Turfway Park for the ongoing winter-spring season, will undergo surgery March 27 to repair two fractured bones and tissue damage incurred in a racing accident on March 21 at the Florence, Ky. track.

  • Joe Musarro signs an autograph Feb. 22 at Turfway Park after his first-ever win as a jockey.

    Jockey Musarro Tallies First Victory

    Apprentice jockey Joe Musarro, 17, earned his first career win Feb. 22 when he guided Heavenly Surprise to a 5 1/2-length score in Turfway Park's seventh race, a claiming event for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.

  • Patchen Prince at Turfway Jan. 18

    White Horse Wins at Turfway

    It doesn't happen very often but Jan. 18 at Turfway Park, a white horse was led into the winner's circle when Patchen Prince broke his maiden in the last race on the card.

  • Brass Hat

    Brass Hat Back For More in 2009

    After a disappointing 2008 campaign in which he went winless in five starts, trainer Buff Bradley thought the end may had finally come for 7-year-old Brass Hat, a fan favorite who had claimed seven stakes victories in his sensational career.

  • Fatal Bullet is the early favorite for the six furlong Kentucky Cup Sprint (gr. III).

    Proud Jefe Ready for KY Cup Juvenile

    Gold Mark Farm's Proud Jefe hasn't started yet around two turns, but his two wins around one make him the one to beat in the Sept. 27 Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes (gr. III), worth $100,000, at 1 1/16 miles. The Proud Citizen colt is the only one in the field of eight with as many as two wins.

  • Ocala Breeders' Sale Championship Stakes winner Halo Najib heads the Lane's End Stakes at Turfway.

    Halo Najib Heads Lane's End Stakes

    Zayat Stables' Halo Najib looks to the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) with a chance to punch his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Trainer Mark Casse hopes to take his third consecutive Bourbonette with Clearly Foxy.

    Casse Aims for Sixth Bourbonette

    Trainer Mark Casse will enter the $150,000 Bourbonette Oaks (gr. III) at Turfway Park as the defending champion, having won the 2006 and 2007 editions with Top Notch Lady and Sealy Hill, respectively, and owning a total five victories in the race. This year he saddles the lightly-raced Clearly Foxy, whose last start was a solid sixth-place effort in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).

  • Turfway Park canceled racing Thursday, Jan. 24.

    Turfway Cancels March 9 Program

    With as much as 10 inches of snow on the ground in Northern Kentucky, Turfway Park has canceled live racing March 9.

  • Turfway Park canceled racing Thursday, Jan. 24.

    Turfway Cancels Thursday card

    With the high forecast in the teens and wind chill expected to drop to the low single digits, Turfway Park has canceled live racing for Thursday, Jan. 24.

  • Trainer H.L. Womak Dies

    Veteran Thoroughbred trainer Hulon "H.L." Womack, who led the standings at River Downs and Latonia in the late 1960s and early 1970s, passed away Jan. 17.

  • ESPN Racing Series Begins Mar. 22

    "NTRA Racing to the Kentucky Derby" will air on the ESPN networks beginning March 22 as the racing industry counts down to the 2008 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 10.

  • Horses break from the gate on the Polytrack at Del Mar

    Synthetic Surfaces: Special Report

    Perhaps no other sport is as bound to tradition as racing Thoroughbreds. From the sheer length of its history, to the grand old venues in which it takes place, to the top-hatted and red-suited bugler calling the horses to post, racing loves its time-honored habits.

  • Street Sense

    Street Sense Works Four Furlongs in :48.40

    James Tafel's Street Sense, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), continued his preparation for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) with a sharp four-furlong work Oct. 9 at Churchill Downs.

  • This time, it's Hard Spun.

    Hard Spun Trumps Street Sense in Kentucky Cup Classic

    There they were at the head of the stretch, and the Sept. 29 Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) had developed into the showdown everyone hoped it would be. On the lead, Hard Spun barreled toward the finish line. Just off his hip, Street Sense dug deep to reel him in. This time, unlike in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Hard Spun would not be denied the victory.

  • Danzon Demolishes Kentucky Cup Distaff Field

    Under a patient ride from Julien Leparoux, Joseph Allen's Danzon demolished a field of 12 when she caught the frontrunners and opened up to nearly a five-length lead in the $175,000 Kentucky Cup Distaff (gr. III) over the Turfway Park Polytrack Sept. 29.

  • Elite Squadron Heads Kentucky Cup Sprint

    Fresh off a victory in the Sept. 3 Tom Ridge Labor Day Stakes over the Tapeta surface at Presque Isle Downs, Tom Walters' Elite Squadron heads a field of 11 3-year-olds for the Sept. 29 Kentucky Cup Sprint (gr. III) at Turfway.

  • Street Sense

    Street Sense, Hard Spun Rivals in Kentucky Cup Classic

    Making final preparations for the Oct. 27 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, Jim Tafel's Street Sense and Rick Porter's Hard Spun will have a much-anticipated rematch in the Sept. 29 Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) over Turfway Park's Polytrack.

  • Carl Nafzger

    Nafzger: Kentucky Cup Classic Close, But Not Easy

    Carl Nafzger, trainer of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Street Sense, discussed his reasoning for racing against grade I winner Hard Spun in the Sept. 29 Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) at Turfway Park during a National Thoroughbred Racing Association media teleconference Sept. 25.

  • Street Sense

    Street Sense Tunes Up for Kentucky Cup Classic

    James Tafel's Street Sense, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), tuned up for a run in the Sept. 29 Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) at Turfway Park with a five furlong work Sept. 25 at Churchill Downs.

  • Hard Spun Favored in Lane's End

    Hard Spun, who won his first four races by 28 lengths before tasting defeat in the Feb. 19 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park, is the lukewarm favorite for Satuday's Lane End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park.

  • 11 Months After Fall, Ouzts Returns to Turfway

    Veteran jockey Perry Ouzts returns to racing on Tuesday at Turfway Park almost 11 months to the day after an accident on the track left him with a compound fracture of the right forearm and five fractured vertebrae.

  • Turfway's Business Booms; Up 23.6% Overall

    Turfway Park reported a 23.6% increase from 2005 in all-source handle during the fall meeting that ended Oct. 5 while on-track wagering posted a more modest 4.6% gain.

  • Todd Pletcher among top conditioners adapting to synthetic surfaces.

    Top Trainers On the Move This Winter

    Several top trainers will be heading down a synthetic path this winter, with Todd Pletcher sending a string of stakes horses to Hollywood Park, Nick Zito opening a winter barn at Keeneland, and Rusty Arnold setting up shop year-round at Keeneland.