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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THOROUGHBRED CHARITIES OF AMERICA LAUNCHES PLEDGE CAMPAIGN AT KENTUCKY DOWNS

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Horsemen will have the opportunity to pledge a percentage of their total earnings to Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) during the September race meet at Kentucky Downs. The pledge drive, called Horsemen Giving Back will begin on Saturday, September 5, opening day at the […]

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