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3 days ago

Kentucky HBPA

#KyDownsAcrossAmerica: We're in Arkansas! Assistant trainer Jorje Abrego and exercise rider Fernando Espinoza, key parts of the Brad H. Cox Racing Stable at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort (and Churchill Downs) with The Mint Gaming Hall/#LiveAtKyDowns 2021 calendar -- conveniently turned to our Mr. September: Donegal Racing's Arklow and his win in the $1 million Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup, which will be a Grade 2 when Arklow returns in September to try to win for a record third time in three years. Thanks to Cox assistant Cathy Riccio for the photo! ...

3 days ago

Kentucky HBPA

Photos from Brad H. Cox Racing Stable's post ...

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6 days ago

Kentucky HBPA

#KyDownsAcrossAmerica - and Canada! Bruce Walker, the legendary publicity head for Woodbine Racetrack, with his The Mint Gaming Hall/KentuckyDowns calendar. Bruce - we'd love to have you come see us! Bruce is in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (inducted in 2013). Read about him at this link ...

1 week ago

Kentucky HBPA

Thanks to horse owner Tom Kagele for sending us this photo with his The Mint Gaming Hall/Kentucky Downs calendar! Even better: Tom tells us he'd love to bring Hembree, who won Santa Anita Park's Grade 2 Joe Hernandez in his first start off the claim, back to Kentucky Downs in 2021 for the gelding's fourth start at our meet. Hembree was third in last year's Tapit Stakes, fourth in the 2019 Tourist Mile and won an allowance race here in 2018. We'd love to see him in our newly graded, $750,000 Tourist Mile (G3)! ...

1 week ago

Kentucky HBPA

#KyDownsAcrossAmerica! We love all our fans but have a special soft spot for those in our backyard. Melinda Utt Burke of Hendersonville TN displays her The Mint Gaming Hall/#KentuckyDowns calendar w the Tennessee State Capitol at Legislative Plaza in the background.

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Another shot of Bulletin. Great photos as always by Coady Photography ...

He’s special: Unbeaten Bulletin could have earned trip to Royal Ascot after impressively winning Keeneland’s Palisades for WinStar Farm et al, Todd Pletcher and Javier Castellano ...

Adjudged G1 Cotillion winner Midnight Bisou (inside) worked 5F in 1:01 1/5 for @breederscup Distaff in company with top turf 3yo Hot Springs this AM at @churchilldowns ...


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