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Kentucky Derby LogoTurfway Park to Host Annual Kentucky Derby Party May 7
FLORENCE, Ky., (May 2, 2016) – Turfway Park will celebrate the 142nd renewal of the Run for the Roses with its annual Kentucky Derby simulcast and party on Saturday, May 7. Options include both free admission and reserved seating, some with buffet. All options include free admission to the Derby Party in the Paddock, noon to 8 p.m. Greater Cincinnati’s favorite party band, Naked Karate Girls, takes the stage at 1 p.m. Read more.


Oscar Nominated (5) wins the 2016 Spiral StakesOscar Nominated Earns Kentucky Derby Berth with Spiral Stakes Win
FLORENCE, Ky. (April 2, 2016) – Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Oscar Nominated made the lead at the eighth pole and held off Alto Racing’s determined Azar by a neck to win the $500,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway Park Saturday. It was another neck back to Beverly Anderson and Edward Seltzer’s Surgical Strike in third. Read more.

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Wonderment wins the 2016 Bourbonette Oaks​Wonderment Goes Gate to Wire in Bourbonette Oaks
He'll Pay Takes Rushaway Stakes, Gives Jones Career Win 1,000

FLORENCE, Ky. (April 2, 2016) – Wonderment led gate to wire and drew off in the stretch to win the Bourbonette Oaks (G3) at Turfway Park Saturday, earning 50 points toward a spot in the gate for the Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs on the first Friday in May. Read more.

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Funny Side at the Kentucky Horse Park Hall of ChampionsCelebrities and Traditions Highlight Spiral Stakes Celebration
FLORENCE, Ky. (March 24, 2016) – The horses will need less than two minutes to battle for the $500,000 Horseshoe Casino Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park on Saturday, April 2, but the party surrounding the Kentucky Derby prep race will last all day. The Spiral Stakes is the feature of 12 races on the day. Read more.

Photo: James Shambhu/Kentucky Horse Park


Surgical Strike wins the Battaglia Memorial

Surgical Strike Dominates the 34th Battaglia Memorial
FLORENCE, Ky. (March 12, 2016) – Nearly last in the early going, Surgical Strike made a powerful move leaving the backstretch, went wide for running room in the stretch and blew by the field to take the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes by 2-1/2 lengths Saturday at Turfway Park. Read more.

Photo: Coady Photography


Mike BattagliaTurfway Names Mike Battaglia Associate VP
FLORENCE, Ky. (March 4, 2016) – Mike Battaglia, whose association with Turfway Park stretches back almost half a century, will step down from the announcer’s booth to assume the role of associate vice president at the Northern Kentucky Thoroughbred race track, effective March 12. He will serve as the track’s ambassador, teaching the art and science of handicapping, engaging fans and helping to promote the track to horseplayers. Read more.

Photo: courtesy of Keeneland.

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