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Turfway Park Media Guide

View 2016-17 Media Guide (PDF, 2MB)

Stakes (active, retired, on hiatus)
Jockey stats & notable accomplishments
Trainer stats & notable accomplishments
Archived & active track records
Turfway Park milestones

The PDF is updated after each meet. For current stakes results,
visit the Stakes History page.



2017 Spiral Stakes Logo

Spiral Stakes Barn Notes
Monday: Full Gate Expected
Tuesday: Expected Field Changes 
Wednesday: Post Position Draw & Morning Line



JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes Planning in Full Swing
FLORENCE, Ky. (March 09, 2017) – With $500,000 and a spot in the Kentucky Derby field on the line, plans are in full swing for the 46th running of the JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park Saturday, March 25. The race, which offers points toward the legendary Derby, is the highlight of the Thoroughbred racetrack’s season.

Far more than a horse race, the Spiral Stakes is also the centerpiece of Northern Kentucky’s biggest annual springtime party. Read more.


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 NickelIt'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 morePhoto: Coady Photography. Click to enlarge.


Apprentice jockey Shelbi KurtzApprentice 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.


En Hanse Wins the 2017 WEBN StakesEn Hanse Speeds to WEBN Stakes Win
FLORENCE, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2017) – En Hanse was in power mode right out of the gate in the $50,000 WEBN Stakes at Turfway Park Saturday, lengthening stride to get the early lead, rolling wide around the final turn and drawing away to win by 3 1/2 lengths over 1-2 favorite Star Empire. Hunka Burning Love was another length back in third. Read more.

Photo: Coady Photography


Hannah Schlenk with RousTwelve-Year-Old Hannah Schlenk Scores First Win as Owner
FLORENCE, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2017) – Twelve-year-old Hannah Schlenk collected her first win as a Thoroughbred racehorse owner on Friday when her 6-year-old gelding, Rous, got the best of a photo finish in Turfway Park’s third race. Hannah inherited Rous from her mother, Jayme Tewell, who passed away Sept. 1. Read more.

Photo: Brandon Holstein/Coady Photography. Click to enlarge.


Malcolm FranklinJockey Malcolm Franklin Notches Career Win 1,000
FLORENCE, Ky. (Feb. 4, 2017) – Jockey Malcolm Franklin, 27, scored his 1,000th career victory Saturday when he guided Belvin to a head victory in the fourth race at Turfway Park.

“It’s been a long haul to get it,” Franklin said of the milestone. “I’ve ridden a lot of horses and I never thought I’d get there. I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing.” Read more. Photo: John Engelhardt. Click to enlarge.


Delphinia wins the 2017 Cincinnati Trophy StakesDelphinia Decisive Winner in Cincinnati Trophy Stakes
​FLORENCE, Ky. (Feb. 4, 2017) – Delphinia scored her first black type victory in impressive fashion Saturday, drawing away decisively to finish seven lengths the best in the 35th running of the $50,000 Cincinnati Trophy Stakes at Turfway Park. Sister Nation was second, 3 1/2 lengths ahead of On Probation. Read more.

Photo: Coady Photography. Click to enlarge.


Trainer Erin TadeoTrainer Erin Tadeo Scores First Career Win
FLORENCE, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2017) – Erin Tadeo scored her first career training win Wed., Jan. 25, when her homebred mare Issued came home a three-length winner in the third race at Turfway Park. Jockey Abel Lezcano was aboard for the mare’s maiden victory.

Tadeo trains her own horses off her Lexington, Ky., farm, Corral 703. She currently has three Thoroughbreds in training, all homebreds out of her mare Impossible Beauty.  Read more. (Photo: Coady Photography)


Crewman wins the Forego StakesCrewman Survives Objections to Win Forego Stakes
FLORENCE, Ky. (Jan. 21, 2017) – Crewman survived two jockeys’ objections to win the $50,000 black type Forego Stakes at Turfway Park Saturday by three-quarters of a length over Hollywood Talent. Snow Leopard was another head back in third, followed a nose later by the 8-5 post time favorite, Dac. Read more.

Photo: Crewman wins the Forego Stakes. Photo: Coady Photography


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