KENTUCKY DOWNS RE-ACCREDITED BY NTRA SAFETY & INTEGRITY ALLIANCE

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Monday, October 19, 2015) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky., 35 miles north of Nashville, Tenn., has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Originally opened in 1990 as the steeplechase venue Dueling Grounds, […]

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LONG SHOT KALAMOS CAPTURES THE $150,000 OLD FRIENDS STAKES; GEROUX ADDS ANOTHER FIVE TO HIS WIN TOTAL

FRANKLIN, KY (SEPTEMBER 16, 2015) – Kentucky Downs paid tribute to Thoroughbred aftercare today by hosting “Old Friends Day”, a 13-race card celebrating the retirement facility in Georgetown, KY that is home to over 100 pensioned ex-racers. The feature event was the inaugural running of the $150,000 […]

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Old Friends Day at Kentucky Downs highlighted by the inaugural running of the $150,000 Old Friends Stakes sponsored by Tribute Equine Nutrition

FRANKLIN, KY (SEPTEMBER 15, 2015) – On Wednesday, September 16 Kentucky Downs is proud to host the inaugural running of the $150,000 Old Friends Stakes Sponsored by Tribute® Equine Nutrition. The race will honor Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY, that cares for more […]

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The inaugural running of the $150,000 Old Friends Stakes

GEORGETOWN, KY – SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 – The inaugural running of the $150,000 Old Friends Stakes will take place on Wednesday Sept. 16, 2015 at Kentucky Downs, the oval located in Franklin, KY. Sponsored by Tribute® Equine Nutrition, the race will honor Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement […]

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Da Big Hoss takes the $300,000 Grade 3 Kentucky Turf Cup

FRANKLIN, KY (SEPTEMBER 14, 2015) It was Da Big Hoss for the big win at Kentucky Downs today as the Mike Maker trainee captured the $600,000 Grade 3 Kentucky Turf Cup, the jewel in the crown of the Franklin oval’s live racing meet. It was the fourth […]

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Kentucky Downs moves Saturday’s card to Monday

FRANKLIN, Ky. (September 11, 2015) — Due to recent heavy rains, Kentucky Downs will transfer its Saturday 10-race card to Monday, September 14th, with the first live race at 1:35 CDT. “We appreciate the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission authorizing us to make this transition to Monday,” said […]

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Kentucky Downs canceled the final eight races on its 10-race program Thursday

FRANKLIN, Ky. (September 10, 2015) — Because of heavy overnight rains that left its turf course officially “yielding,” Kentucky Downs canceled the final eight races on its 10-race program Thursday, including both divisions of the One Dreamer Stakes. As in the past when weather forced cancellations, the […]

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Kentucky Downs – A Pastoral and Primal Experience

FINISH LINE GUEST COMMENTARY By Neal Benoit REPRINTED ARTICLE from September 22, 2014. LIVE Racing in 2015 on September 5, 10, 12, 16, 19. I recently returned to Kentucky Downs for the 2nd consecutive year, and I’m happy to report my experience was exhilarating. At one point […]

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Geroux Captures Five on Opening Day at Kentucky Downs

FRANKLIN, KY (SEPTEMBER 5, 2015) — Hot temperatures, world-class turf racing and a fair-like atmosphere characterized Franklin-Simpson Day at Kentucky Downs as the oval’s five-day live meet got underway this afternoon. The day’s highlights were a trio of stakes, captured three-for-three by leading jockey Florent Geroux, and […]

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