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2015-16 Turfway Park Media Guide Cover

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Dac wins the 2016 Prairie BayouTurfway Park Winners Return for Forego Stakes
FLORENCE, Ky. (Jan. 19, 2017) – An overflow field of 14 has signed up for the $50,000 black type Forego Stakes at Turfway Park Saturday, including several veteran Turfway winners.

Trained by Wesley Ward, 5-year-old The Great War has spent most of his career among stakes company in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Read more.

Photo: Dac is one of several Turfway winners entered in the Forego. Coady Photography. Click to enlarge.

 

Perry OuztsTurfway to Honor "Ironman" Jockey Perry Ouzts January 6
FLORENCE, Ky. (Jan. 2, 2017) – In support of a grassroots effort to bring 62-year-old Thoroughbred jockey Perry Ouzts to the attention of the National Racing Hall of Fame, Turfway Park will honor the local rider and his continuing 43-year career with Perry Ouzts Day on Fri., Jan. 6. The day’s fourth race will be named for Ouzts, with a presentation in the winner’s circle to follow. Read more.

 

 

Photo: Perry Ouzts. John Engelhardt photo. Click to enlarge.

 

Jeff Greenhill (right) celebrates his 500th career training.Trainer Jeff Greenhill Scores Career Win 500
FLORENCE, Ky. (Dec. 22, 2016) – Chemical engineer-turned-Thoroughbred trainer Jeff Greenhill, 61, scored his 500th career win Thursday when Stay On Shore won the seventh race at Turfway Park. Greenhill’s first career win also came at Turfway, in March 1996 with Count Sparks. Read more.

Photo: Jeff Greenhill, right, celebrates his 500th win with John Naparlu, owner of Stay On Shore; John's wife, Amy; and jockey Abel Lezcano. Coady Photography. Click to enlarge.

 

Dac repeats in the 2016 Prairie Bayou StakesDac Repeats in Prairie Bayou
FLORENCE, Ky., (Dec. 17, 2016) – Putting together a perfectly timed ride in the rain, Dac and jockey Rodney Prescott  took the $50,000 Prairie Bayou Stakes Saturday for the second straight year, running down Luck of the Kitten to win by head. Enterprising finished third, another 2-1/4 lengths back. Read more.

Photo: Dac (1) runs down Luck of the Kitten at the wire. Coady Photography. Click to enlarge.

 

Trainer John OrtizJohn Ortiz Scores First Career Training Win
FLORENCE, Ky. (Dec. 7, 2016) – John A. Ortiz earned his first career training win Wednesday when Julie Burke guided Red Charm to victory in the fifth race at Turfway.

Born Feb. 24, 1986, in Colombia, Ortiz was toddling around the racetrack at the age of two, cheering on his father, jockey Carlos Ortiz. Read more.

Photo: Coady Photography

 

Marquee Miss wins the 2016 Holiday InauguralMarquee Miss Upsets Holiday Inaugural Stakes
FLORENCE, Ky. (Dec. 3, 2016) – Marquee Miss took advantage of a screaming pace to win the 31st running of the $50,000 Holiday Inaugural Stakes Saturday, coming home under jockey Didiel Osorio to score at 21-1. The 3-year-old Cowboy Cal filly now has four wins, all stakes. Read more.


Photo: Coady Photography. Click photo to enlarge.

 

Jon CourtJon Court Scores Career Win 4,000
FLORENCE, Ky. (Dec. 3, 2016) – Jockey Jon Court, 56, scored the 4,000th win of his career Saturday when he guided City Without Pity to victory in Turfway Park’s fourth race.

Born in Gainesville, Florida, Court began his career in 1980 riding in Colorado. He spent a dozen years riding in Louisiana before moving his tack to ride the Kentucky and Indiana circuits.

Read more. Photo: courtesy of Oaklawn Park

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