Snapper Sinclair could return in Oaklawn’s Fifth Season

Oaklawn Park’s Thursday media notes (Photo above of Snapper Sinclair taking Kentucky Downs’ TVG Stakes for a record third career stakes victory at the track. By Lara Poirrier, U.S. Army civilian photographer based at Fort Knox who shot photo while participating in Eclipse Sportswire photo workshop): Snapper Sinclair has returned to Oaklawn, and the popular, well-traveled millionaire could make his […] Continue Reading

McPeek unveils another Derby contender in Dash Attack

Oaklawn Park barn notes by Robert Yates (Coady Photography/Oaklawn Park photo) Kentucky-based trainer Kenny McPeek has a problem, but it’s a good problem for a trainer on New Year’s Day. McPeek enters 2022 with several live Kentucky Derby prospects to maneuver, including Oaklawn-based Dash Attack, who celebrated his birthday with a victory in Saturday’s $250,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds […] Continue Reading

Arnold hoping to ‘Gear’ up for first Breeders’ Cup win

(Gear Jockey training Tuesday AM at Del Mar. Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders’ Cup Photos) Video: Trainer Rusty Arnold at Keeneland DEL MAR, Calif. — It took a few races — OK, 12 — to figure out what Calumet Farm’s 4-year-old colt Gear Jockey really wanted to do. But the wait and perseverance paid off this summer and fall, with Kentucky Downs’ $1 […] Continue Reading

Campanelle to take on In Good Spirits in Buffalo Trace

Today’s media notes by Keeneland’s publicity department (Keeneland/Coady Photography photo above of In Good Spirits capturing the $600,000, G3 Keeneland Mint Ladies Sprint at Kentucky Downs.) CAMPANELLE (IRE) HEADS FIELD OF 12 FOR BUFFALO TRACE  LOBO PADS HIS BREEDERS’ CUP ROSTER WITH IN LOVE (BRZ)’S KEENELAND TURF MILE VICTORY NEXT START FOR CLAIBORNE BREEDERS’ FUTURITY WINNER RATTLE N ROLL UNDECIDED BROWN […] Continue Reading

FallStars Weekend: Inthemidstofbiz seeks repeat in TCA

Today’s Keeneland media notes by the track’s publicity department (Coady Photography photo of Inthemidstofbiz winning last year’s TCA Stakes): DEFENDING CHAMPION INTHEMIDSTOFBIZ FACES FIVE RIVALS IN THOROUGHBRED CLUB OF AMERICA GOLDEN PAL, EXTRAVAGANT KID HEADLINE FIELD OF SEVEN IN WOODFORD PRESENTED BY TVG SURFACE NO ISSUE FOR BIANCONE’S DIAMOND DUO GALLOPING OUT FALL STARS SUNDAY EXPECTED STAKES FIELDS POTENTIAL FIELD […] Continue Reading

Celebration of Tom Conway’s life Monday 4-7p at Derby Museum

(Keeneland photo of Tom Conway, right, and his son Jack after they won the 2010 Toyota Blue Grass with 40-1 shot Stately Victor) A celebration of life for prominent Louisville attorney and horse owner Tom Conway —  whose many roles including being a board member of the Kentucky HBPA — will be held Monday, Sept. 27,  from 4-7 p.m. ET […] Continue Reading

Kentucky Downs announces 8% boost on non-stakes races

A Kentucky Downs press release FRANKLIN, Ky. (Monday, Aug. 9, 2021) – Kentucky Downs will have an 8-percent purse increase in its non-stakes races from what was announced previously in the early September meet’s condition book.  Maiden special-weight races for Kentucky-breds will now offer a purse of $135,000; first-level allowance race $145,800 and second-level allowance races $156,600. The increase applies […] Continue Reading

Ellis Park’s 2021 meet: Record purses, two new 3yo turf stakes

(Photo: The Brad Cox-trained Factor This, with Shaun Bridgmohan up, won Ellis Park’s 2020 Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Cup for the second straight year. The 1 1/4-mile stakes gets a $25,000 purse increase to $125,000 this year. Coady Photography) HENDERSON, Ky. (Sunday, Aug. 25, 2021) — Ellis Park is back on track to offer record purses while adding two new […] Continue Reading

‘I need this job. It’s my livelihood’

Photos by Joe Clabes. Jeff Greenhill at Turfway Park above        By Joe Clabes        FLORENCE, Ky. (Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021) – As the Kentucky State Senate passed SB 120, Turfway Park horsemen are making their case for the importance of protecting Historical Horse Racing. They say protecting HHR, as it is known, is critical to saving […] Continue Reading

How you can help keep Historical Horse Racing in KY

CALL TO ACTION: WE NEED YOUR HELP If you like running for our current purses, please read the above. We need everyone’s help — and we make it easy — to make sure the Kentucky Legislature understands what is at stake with Historical Horse Racing: Jobs and economic development and tourism dollars.