View 2017-18 Media Guide (PDF, 1.73MB; updated January 6, 2018)
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Trainer stats & notable accomplishments
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The PDF is updated after each meet, mostly recently after the 2017 Holiday Meet. For current results, visit the Stakes History and Track Record pages.
Monday: Overflow Field Expected to Enter Jeff Ruby Steaks
Tuesday: Maker Looks for Fifth Win in Turfway's Kentucky Derby Prep
Wednesday: Hazit, Ride a Comet Morning Line Co-Favorites
Thursday: Hazit Will Try to 'Make Noise' in Jeff Ruby Steaks
Friday: Arawak Looks for Home Court Advantage
BACKED BY JEFF RUBY, TURFWAY’S DERBY PREP PARTY STEPS UP
FLORENCE, Ky., (March 8, 2018) – The first year of Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment’s sponsorship adds high shine to the 47th renewal of Turfway Park’s annual Kentucky Derby prep race. With the $200,000 Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks as its centerpiece—the name a play on Thoroughbred racing’s “stakes” designation for top level races—this year’s event is Saturday, March 17. Read more.
JOCKEY PERRY OUZTS RIDES 50,000TH CAREER RACE
FLORENCE, Ky. (March 3, 2018) – Ageless jockey Perry Ouzts rode the 50,000th race of his long career Saturday when he hustled Need the Wall out of the gate in the third race at Turfway Park. . . .“It would have been a lot more dramatic if I’d won it,” said Ouzts, who brought the 3-year-old filly from last along the rail to get up for second. Read more.
Photo: Fellow riders, fans and Turfway team members join Perry in the winner's circle to mark the milestone mount. Click to enlarge. Coady Photography
JEFF RUBY STEAKS AT TURFWAY PARK DRAWS 158 NOMINATIONS
FLORENCE, Ky. (March 1, 2018) – The 47th running of the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park, a designated points race for the Kentucky Derby (G1), closed Feb. 24 with 158 nominations. The Jeff Ruby Steaks is scheduled for Saturday, March 17. Read more.
MAGICALMEISTER STUNS BATTAGLIA MEMORIAL FIELD AT 39-1
FLORENCE, Ky. (Feb. 23, 2018) – Magicalmeister bided his time early and powered home late at Turfway Park Friday to upset the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes (listed) at odds of 39-1. Sky Promise was a hard-charging runner-up, beaten a diminishing half-length after closing from last in the field of 11. Arawak, the 2-1 favorite, was third, 2 1/4 lengths further back. Read more.
Photo: John McKee and Magicalmeister (8) power to the lead. Coady Photography. Click to enlarge.
RETIRED NAVY NURSE TINA CHAMBERLIN NOTCHES FIRST CAREER TRAINING WIN
FLORENCE, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2018) – A lifelong dream came true for retired Navy nurse Tina Chamberlin Thursday, Feb. 15, when Fairway Lane prevailed in the fourth race at Turfway Park to give the trainer her first career win. Read more.
Photo: Tina and Todd Chamberlin. Provided photo.
STORIES, SPECIAL GUESTS, STAKES HIGHLIGHT LATONIA DAYS
FLORENCE, Ky. (Fe. 13, 2018) – Turfway Park will celebrate its long and colorful history Feb. 23 and 24 with Latonia Days, two days of storytelling, special guests, memorabilia displays, films and photos. The event supports the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, which assists riders who sustain catastrophic on-track injuries. Read more.
SANDYS SCORE FIRST STAKES WIN WITH IN THE MOOD IN 'TROPHY
FLORENCE, Ky. (Feb. 9, 2018) – In the Mood wasn’t in the mood early in the $50,000 Cincinnati Trophy Stakes at Turfway Park Friday, but she made up for it late, gobbling up ground to catch Streetlady by a head at the wire. The win was the first stakes victory for the filly as well as for her owners Stephen and Brenda Sandy and for Stephen Sandy as trainer. Read more.
Photo: In the Mood (11) flew late to catch Streetlady at the wire. Coady Photography.
JEFF RUBY CULINARY ENTERTAINMENT RAISES THE ‘STEAKS’ BY SPONSORING TURFWAY PARK’S KENTUCKY DERBY PREP RACE
FLORENCE, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2018) – Turfway Park announced Thursday, Jan. 25, that Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment has signed a three-year agreement to sponsor the Northern Kentucky Thoroughbred racetrack’s Kentucky Derby prep race. Read more.
Photo: Turfway GM Chip Bach introduces restaurateur Jeff Ruby at a press conference announcing the latter's sponsorship of Turfway's Kentucky Derby prep race. Click to enlarge.