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Trainer Mike Maker Hoping To End Record-Setting Meet With A Bang

With an unprecedented 11 wins and $2,048,712 in purse earnings, trainer Mike Maker already has enjoyed a record run at the FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs this year — with the opportunity to further pad his statistics. Maker, working on breaking his own record of six Kentucky Downs training titles, had five horses scheduled to […]

‘Incredible Ride’: Apprentice Jockey Gets Shot In $1 Million Stakes

Gage Holmes is getting a rare experience for a jockey who just started her race-riding career in late January. The 26-year-old Penn State graduate is riding Cambus-Kenneth Farm’s Henrietta Topham in the Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf, whose $750,000 purse will increase to $1 million with the presence of Grade 1 winner Dalika in the field […]

‘Very Much Like Home’: Joseph O’Brien Sends Runners To Kentucky Downs

One of Europe’s top stables will make its first start at Kentucky Downs as the Joseph O’Brien-trained Stay Lost runs in Thursday’s seventh race for 2-year-old filly maidens. Three O’Brien horses arrived at Kentucky Downs from Saratoga on Tuesday, heading to the track Wednesday morning for training over the undulating turf course. The horses were […]

Turf Sprint: Can ‘Johnny’ Top Kitodan’s Surprise Win For Foster?

How do you top winning a $750,000 race and your first graded stakes? Eric Foster will try to find out Saturday when he runs Johnny Unleashed in the $1 million, Grade 2 FanDuel Turf Sprint at the FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs, one of six graded stakes on what will be one of the best […]

Stakes Trio Headlines Ladies Day On Sunday At Kentucky Downs

Sunday is Ladies Day at the FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs with fillies and mares in the spotlight. The 11-race card is highlighted by three stakes: the $500,000 Ainsworth Untapable for 2-year-old filly sprinters, $500,000 Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey Music City for 3-year-old filly sprinters and the $550,000 AGS Ladies Marathon for fillies and […]

‘Incredible For So Many Reasons’: Stakes-Entered Callie’s Grit Honors Late Exercise Rider

Callie Witt, the 20-year-old exercise rider who died last spring after being thrown by a young horse, is being memorialized by a pair of 2-year-old fillies. That includes Callie’s Grit, who runs in Saturday’s $500,000 Aristocrat Juvenile Fillies at the FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs. Callie’s Grit and Callie’s Passion are co-owned by Brad Grady […]

Rob Atras Wins Kentucky Downs Debut As Law Professor Takes Opening Day Tapit Stakes

Twin Creeks Racing Stable moved Law Professor from California because of the greater options offered with more racetracks in the East and Midwest. It proved a good move as the 4-year-old Constitution gelding won his first start for New York-based trainer Rob Atras, taking Thursday’s $400,000 FanDuel Tapit Stakes on opening day of the FanDuel […]

Kentucky Downs: 2021’s Average Winning Pick 5 Payout Was $43,128

To horseplayer Dennis Poppe, Kentucky Downs provides all the tools one needs to make money betting horses, short of coming up with the winners in advance. The all-grass FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs, which offers some of the largest purses for horse owners in the world, begins Thursday and continues Saturday, Sunday and Sept. 8, […]

Pixelate May Need ‘Really Big Effort’ To Repeat In Kentucky Downs’ Mint Million

Godolphin’s Pixelate heads a field of nine older horses as the 5-year-old horse returns to Kentucky Downs Saturday to defend his victory in last year’s $1 million, Grade 3 WinStar Mint Million. Entries for Saturday’s 11-race card were drawn Monday. The all-turf FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs begins Thursday and runs Saturday, Sunday and Sept. […]