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Turfway Park Announces Changes to Stakes Schedule
FLORENCE, Ky. (Aug. 29, 2017) – Turfway Park will open its 59th season Nov. 29 with upgrades to its most important day of racing as well as modifications to its stakes schedule, General Manager Daniel “Chip” Bach announced today.
One significant change is the resurrection of the Kentucky Cup Classic, to be run on the Spiral Stakes (G3) undercard. Last run in 2011 as a Grade 2 race, the Kentucky Cup Classic trophy has gone to such standouts as dual classic winners Tabasco Cat, Silver Charm and Thunder Gulch, Dubai World Cup winner Roses in May and Grade 1 winners Perfect Drift and Hard Spun. Read more.
Traditions and New Options Highlight Derby Day Party
FLORENCE, Ky. (April 24, 2017) – The greatest two minutes in sports includes an all-day party at Turfway Park, which will host its annual Kentucky Derby Party in the Paddock and Derby simulcast from noon to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 6. Read more.
Ramseys, Maker Repeat as Meet Leaders; Quinonez Earns First Title
FLORENCE, Ky. (April 2, 2017) – Trainer Mike Maker and owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey added to their trophy cases and jockey Alonso Quinonez started one by finishing atop their respective categories for Turfway Park’s 49th annual winter/spring meet, which began Jan. 1 and closed April 1. Read more.
SPIRAL DAY RACE QUOTES: Rushaway | Bourbonette | Spiral
Fast and Accurate Stuns Spiral Stakes at 24-1
FLORENCE, Ky. (March 25, 2017) – Bettors sent Fast and Accurate off at 24-1 in the $500,000 JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway Park Saturday and the colt obliged with a confident, three-quarter length win, giving owner Kendall Hansen another shot at the Run for the Roses. Read more.
Photo: Owner Kendall Hansen welcomes Fast and Accurate to the winner's circle. Coady Photography. Click to enlarge.
Purely a Dream Earns First Stakes, Kentucky Oaks Points with Bourbonette Win; Montu Upsets Rushaway
FLORENCE, Ky. (March 25, 2017) – Purely a Dream sat comfortably outside and off the pace in the $100,000 Grade 3 Bourbonette Oaks at Turfway Park Saturday before rocketing past the leaders at the top of the turn and going on to win the mile test for 3-year-old fillies by two lengths. Read more.
Photo: Coady Photography. Click to enlarge.
Turfway Raises the Bar with HD Enhanced Simulcasting
FLORENCE, Ky. (March 8, 2017) – High definition is coming to Turfway Park. The upgrade of the historic racetrack’s signal to HD, which debuts Thursday, March 9, will include new, customized graphics for an enhanced racing simulcast experience. Read more.
It's Your Nickel Takes Battaglia Memorial Stakes
FLORENCE, Ky. (March 4, 2017) – It’s Your Nickel used the first two furlongs of the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes to get acquainted with Turfway Park’s Polytrack and the last 6 1/2 furlongs to bury the rest of the field. Beating only two horses early, he found his stride on the backstretch, split horses into the stretch and drew away from the eighth pole to win the Saturday feature by 6 1/2 lengths. Read more. Photo: Coady Photography. Click to enlarge.
Jockey Albin Jimenez Goes Gate to Wire for Career Win 1,000
FLORENCE, Ky. (Feb. 25, 2017) – Jockey Albin Jimenez, 25, hit the 1,000 career-win mark Sat., Feb. 25, when Zarman led gate to wire in the fourth race at Turfway Park, drawing off to break his maiden by a decisive 5 1/4 lengths.
“It’s very exciting,” Jimenez said. “I want to thank God first, and (trainer) Wesley (Ward) for the opportunity. I know when I ride Wesley’s horses they have a shot." Read more. Photo: Coady Photography. Click to enlarge.
Apprentice Shelbi Kurtz Notches First Career Win
FLORENCE, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2017) – Apprentice jockey Shelbi Kurtz, 22, scored her first career win Wed., Feb. 22, when she guided Fancy Is My Name to a half-length victory after a hard-fought stretch battle in the third race at Turfway Park.
Fancy Is My Name, a 4-year-old filly owned by Susanne Swank and William E. Tidd, is trained by Kurtz’s grandfather, Midwest trainer Rick Jordan. Kurtz earned the win with her 24th mount. Read more. Photo: Coady Photography. Click to enlarge.
First Starter Gives Julie Sebastian First Win as Thoroughbred Owner
FLORENCE, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2017) – A little girl’s love of horses led to the winner’s circle decades later when the filly K Lyn Wins won the third race at Turfway Park Thursday, Feb. 16, giving Julie Sebastian her first win as a Thoroughbred owner with her first starter. Read more.
Photo: (L-R) groom Freddie Hernandez, trainer Charlie Livers, Sebastian's daughter Addison, Sebastian and jockey Sonny Leon. Credit: Brandon Holstein/Coady Photography. Click to enlarge.