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Rain Forces Kentucky Downs To Move Saturday Card To Monday

Racing at Kentucky Downs

Due to recent heavy rains, Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky., will transfer its Saturday 10-race card to Monday, Sept. 14, with the first live race at 1:35 CDT.

“We appreciate the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission authorizing us to make this transition to Monday,” said Kentucky Downs President Corey Johnsen.  “We are also grateful to the horsemen for their continued support throughout the 2015 race meet.”

Kentucky Downs Racing Secretary Tyler Picklesimer added, “We anticipate a strong card on Monday.  Unfortunately, scratch time has already passed and the horses that were scratched will be unable to participate.  With that being said field size should remain strong for the day and the remainder of the meet.”

This Monday card of racing will feature four stakes: The Dueling Grounds Derby, The Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint, The Kentucky Downs Turf Dash, and the jewel of the meet, the $600,000 Grade 3 Kentucky Turf Cup.  Purses offered Monday, including KDTF funds, are in excess of $2.2 Million.

Kentucky Downs will close out the race meeting with 13-race cards on Wednesday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 19. The first race on both of those days will be at 12:05 pm CDT instead of the previously scheduled 1:35 p.m. CDT post time.

As always admission and parking are free, children and families are welcome.  Both of the track's new outdoor venues, the Turf Club Tent and the Finish Line Tent, are available with reserved seating.

Kentucky Downs has turf racing exclusively, over a European-style course that's 1 5/16 miles. Kentucky Downs also offers some of the most lucrative purses in the sport, which have attracted many of the country's outstanding horsemen, jockeys and horses.

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