Ky Racing Spotlight: Straight talk about HISA Friday 6-7p

Link to hear show Friday 6-7 p.m. ET LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, January 19, 2022) – The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA), legislation scheduled to go into effect July 1, will be the subject of a special edition of Kentucky Racing Spotlight this Friday from 6-7 p.m. ET on Louisville’s ESPN 680 AM. Eric Hamelback and Ed Martin, the CEOs […] Continue Reading

Calhoun showing hot hand at Fair Grounds

A Fair Grounds news feature by Kevin Kilroy (Hodges Photography photo of Bret Calhoun) New Orleans (January 15, 2022) – When Martin Mueller, Richard Reid and Donald Ladd’s Gentle Soul crossed the finish line in front in the eighth race on Thursday at Fair Grounds Race Course & slots, Bret Calhoun climbed into a tie with four-time champion Brad Cox. […] Continue Reading

Ky Racing Spotlight: Ferrin Peterson, Bill Morey and Ky Sen. Robin Webb

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022) — Veterinarian-turned-jockey Ferrin Peterson, trainer Bill Morey and Kentucky State Senator Robin Webb are this week’s featured guests on Kentucky Racing Spotlight presented by the Kentucky HBPA this Friday from 6-7 p.m. ET on Louisville’s ESPN 680 AM/105.7 FM. Peterson rode part-time at Golden Gate Fields while working on her veterinary medicine degree at […] Continue Reading

Mandaloun to resume racing in $150K Louisiana

A Fair Grounds press release by Joe Kristufek (Hodges Photography photo above of Mandaloun winning last year’s Grade 2 Risen Star): NEW ORLEANS (Monday, Jan. 10, 2022) — The beaten favorite in last year’s Lecomte (G3), Juddmonte’s Kentucky Derby runner-up Mandaloun is set to take the stage again one year later at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, this time […] Continue Reading

Kueber’s Coach takes Pippin

Oaklawn Park stakes recap (Coady Photography photos): HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, Jan. 8, 2021) – Kueber Racing LLC’s Coach collected her second straight win and gave Kentucky-based trainer Brad Cox his second straight victory in the $150,000 Pippin Stakes with her front-running victory in Saturday’s one-mile race. Cox won last year’s Pippin with Getridofwhatailesu. Kueber Racing is the nom de course […] Continue Reading

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

Hartman-trained Elle Z rolls under Murrill in Nelson Menard

Fair Grounds stakes-recap (Hodges Photography photo): New Orleans (January 1, 2022) – Having proven quick with no quit, M Bar O’s Elle Z loomed large over a field that, on paper, seemed likely to contest the newly-turned 5-year-old mare’s front-running style. But the gate-to-wire winner of the 3rd running of the $75,000 Nelson J Menard Memorial Stakes instead took it […] Continue Reading

Gutierrez goes 7 for 17 – including five stakes wins

Stakes recaps by the Fair Grounds publicity team of Joe Kristufek and Kevin Kilroy (Above: Hodges Photography photo of Excess Magic) New Orleans (December 27, 2021) – We could Chattalot about the Lovely Ride jockey Reylu Gutierrez has been on in 2021, but during the post-Christmas stakes extravaganza at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the 26-year-old native of Rochester, […] Continue Reading

Epicenter takes Gun Runner Stakes for Gun Runner’s connections

Stakes recaps by the Fair Grounds publicity team of Joe Kristufek and Kevin Kilroy (Hodges Photography photo above of Epicenter): New Orleans (December 26, 2021) – Victories in the 2016 Risen Star (G2) and Louisiana Derby (G2) put Gun Runner on a path towards nearly $16 million in career earnings on the track and leading first crop sire honors off […] Continue Reading