Pea soup: New Boss takes off-turf Pea Patch at Ellis Park

Ellis Park press release by Jennie Rees (Coady Photography photos of Adam Beschizza riding New Boss to victory in the Pea Patch) HENDERSON, Ky. (Sunday, July 18, 2021) — Trainer Bret Calhoun very much had misgivings when a storm blew in as his 3-year-old filly New Boss was in the paddock for Sunday’s $60,000 Pea Patch Overnight Stakes at the […] Continue Reading

Apprentice Andrea Rodriguez wins Ellis Park debut

Ellis Park press release by Jennie Rees Video interview with Rodriguez HENDERSON, Ky. (Saturday, July 3, 2021) — Andrea Rodriguez had never even been to Ellis Park before, let alone ridden in a race. But the 23-year-old apprentice jockey wasted no time locating the winner’s circle. Rodriguez rode 11-shot Artie’s Lady to a head victory over 14-1 Midnight Lewis in […] Continue Reading

Everything to know about Ellis Park (except who’s going to win)

An Ellis Park press release (Coady Photography photo of multiple graded-stakes winner Crazy Beautiful winning the 2020 RUNHAPPY Ellis Park Debutante for co-meet-leading trainer Kenny McPeek): HENDERSON, Ky. (Thursday, June 24, 2021) — They’re approaching the starting gate for the RUNHAPPY Meet at Ellis Park. Here’s a look at the 31-date session that kicks off this Sunday, June 27, and runs […] Continue Reading

Busy summer: Pedroza among jocks to ride at Ellis Park, Indiana Grand

Photo: Marcelino Pedroza rides Bango to victory in Churchill Downs’ $150,000 Aristides Stakes for trainer Greg Foley. Coady Photography HENDERSON, Ky. (Friday, June 11, 2021)— Ellis Park’s riding colony the past few years has been pretty much an extension of Churchill Downs’ jockey population. This summer the Ellis jocks’ room also will look a lot like Indiana Grand. Ellis Park […] Continue Reading

KY horsemen: Please note Indiana’s 2021 regulatory changes

(Coady Photography photo above) The Indiana HBPA wants to make sure Kentucky horsemen are aware of 2021 Indiana regulatory changes. Please be advised that Indiana’s regulations involving running on Lasix have not changed. You can run horses on Lasix that has been administered no closer than four hours before post time. New 2021 Indiana Horse Racing Commission Regulations  71 IAC […] Continue Reading

Ky Oaks winner Shedaresthedevil takes 4yo debut by a head

An Oaklawn Park press release (Coady Photography photos): HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, March 13, 2021) – 2020 Kentucky Oaks (G1) and Honeybee Stakes (G3) winner Shedaresthedevil, making her first start since last October, led gate to wire to win Saturday’s $350,000 Azeri Stakes (G2) determinedly by a head over 3-2 favorite Letruska at Oaklawn Park. Breaking from the outside post […] Continue Reading

She’s baaaack! Ky Oaks winner Shedaresthedevil returns in Azeri

An Oaklawn Park press release (Coady Photography photo of Shedaresthedevil winning the Kentucky Oaks under Florent Geroux): HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 11, 2021) – Kentucky Oaks winner Shedaresthedevil, a finalist for an Eclipse Award as the country’s champion 3-year-old filly of 2020, will make her seasonal debut in the $350,000 Azeri Stakes (G2) for older fillies and mares Saturday […] Continue Reading

Claiming Crown can add to Maker’s banner season

National HBPA release (Grace Clark photo of Jakarta winning a $100,000 starter-allowance race that served as a prep for the Claiming Crown) Winding down the best season of his career and coming in off the Churchill Downs’ fall title, trainer Mike Maker looks to add to his record 17 victories when the 2020 Claiming Crown returns to Gulfstream Park on […] Continue Reading

Four Graces returns to Keeneland in G2 Lexus Raven Run

News and notes by Keeneland’s publicity staff (Coady Photo of Four Graces winning Keeneland’s Beaumont): TRACK RECORD-HOLDER FOUR GRACES RETURNS FOR SATURDAY’S LEXUS RAVEN RUN When last seen at Keeneland, Whitham Thoroughbreds’ homebred Four Graces showed her hooves to four rivals in the July 10 Beaumont (G3) Presented by Keeneland Select in track-record time. She will be back in action […] Continue Reading

Shared Sense gives Cox, Geroux sweep of IN Derby, Oaks

Indiana Grand stakes recap (Coady Photography photos) SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (July 8, 2020) —  Shared Sense and jockey Florent Geroux made it a clean sweep for trainer Brad Cox in the 26th running of the Grade 3 $300,000 Indiana Derby Wednesday, July 8. Geroux also connected with Shedaresthedevil in the Grade 3 $200,000 Indiana Oaks to give Cox the two biggest […] Continue Reading