Friday, February 13 2009

Brass Hat returns in Dust Commander

FLORENCE, KY . . . February 12, 2009 . . . Millionaire grade I winner Brass Hat returns to racing this Saturday in the $50,000 Dust Commander Stakes at Turfway Park, his first start in eight months.

After finishing fifth behind Curlin in the Stephen Foster last June, Brass Hat returned from a work with a minor injury, and trainer William “Buff” Bradley elected to turn a few weeks’ recovery into an extended vacation.

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Sunday, February 08 2009

Parade Clown settles down, wins WEBN Stakes

FLORENCE, KY . . . February 7, 2009 . . . Parade Clown got a wise ride from veteran rider Bill Troilo Saturday at Turfway Park to take home the $50,000 WEBN Stakes trophy. It was the first stakes win for the son of Distorted Humor and a decisive step toward the Lane’s End Stakes next month.

Music City, the 2-1 favorite, rocketed out of the gate to get the early lead, while Parade Clown, a bit green, pushed up from fourth to within half a length of the lead heading into the backstretch. Troilo settled him down, and when Music City moved suddenly to open up a three or four length lead down the backstretch, Parade Clown let him go.

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Unspoken Word cruises to Likely Exchange win

FLORENCE, KY . . . February 7, 2009 . . . Unspoken Word got the lead early and easily and finished the same way, taking the $50,000 Likely Exchange Stakes by five lengths Saturday at Turfway Park. The five-year-old mare proved the bettors right, paying $3.00 as the 1-2 favorite.

Wellofaprize was second, a photo-finish neck ahead of Solarana in third.

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Thursday, February 05 2009

Double feature at Turfway Saturday with Likely Exchange, rescheduled WEBN stakes

FLORENCE, KY . . . February 5, 2009 . . . The field for the rescheduled $50,000 WEBN Stakes this Saturday grew to 12 when entries were retaken Wednesday, and additional early speed adds new possibilities to the mile contest for three-year-olds.

Bill Hembrecht trainee Music City, who thoroughly dominated the two most recent of his three career starts, should be right out front. He won his last race, a mile allowance at Turfway, by five lengths and was never challenged.

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Saturday, January 31 2009

Turfway cancels Saturday card

FLORENCE, KY . . . January 31, 2009 . . . Turfway Park has canceled live racing for Saturday, January 31, citing several days of snow and ice and deep cold overnight that created stubborn clods in the track surface.

“The surface could not be ready in time for racing despite delaying post time by an hour,” said track president Robert Elliston, “and if we can’t make the surface safe for our riders and horses, we won’t run.”

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Turfway quarantine lifted; no evidence of EHV-1 found

FLORENCE, KY . . . January 31, 2009 . . . The quarantine imposed on Barn 17 at Turfway Park Friday, January 30, was lifted Saturday morning after samples from a horse euthanized at the track Friday tested negative for equine herpes virus (EHV-1) and other communicable disease.

In an e-mail message to track president Robert N. Elliston and state staff members, E. S. “Rusty” Ford, equine programs manager for the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s Office, reported, “Testing conducted by Steve Sells, UK LDDC Molecular Biologist, to determine if an equine herpes virus was the cause for the abnormal neurologic presentation have concluded. Multiple specimens were tested by PCR with each proving negative for EHV.

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Friday, January 30 2009

WEBN Stakes next step to Lane’s End

FLORENCE, KY . . . January 29, 2009 . . . Ten three-year-olds have been entered for the $50,000 WEBN Stakes at Turfway Park Saturday. Covering a mile, the race is the second of three local preps for the Lane’s End Stakes.

Azicharmyou was the runner-up in his debut, a maiden special sprint at Turfway, but followed with a 6 3/4-length win at the same level two weeks later in his second start, also a sprint at Turfway. He either set the pace or was right on top of it in both efforts, a style that will be put to the test in the WEBN, his first try around two turns. Rodney Prescott rides for trainer Larry Holt.

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Thursday, January 29 2009

Turfway cancels Thursday card

FLORENCE, KY . . . January 29, 2009 . . . With road conditions preventing horses stabled off-site from safely shipping in for the day’s races, Turfway Park has canceled live racing for Thursday, January 29, 2009.

The track remains open for simulcasting. Gates open at 11:15 a.m.

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Sunday, January 25 2009

Success Success succeeds in Forego Stakes

FLORENCE, KY . . . January 24, 2009 . . . Success Success made the most of his first start at Turfway Park Saturday, catching the leader in deep stretch to win the $50,000 Forego Stakes by a neck. Golden Country was second, one length better than Officer Rocket in third.

The 6 1/2-furlong Forego was the first stakes win for Success Success, a six-year-old gelding trained by Paul McGee for David P. Holloway Racing Inc.

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Friday, January 23 2009

Officer Rocket tries for second Turfway trophy

FLORENCE, KY . . . January 22, 2009 . . . Officer Rocket will try for two stakes wins in a row when he lines up with seven rivals in the 26th running of the Forego Stakes at Turfway Park Saturday. The $50,000 Forego is carded for horses four years old and up going 6 1/2 furlongs.

Officer Rocket won the Holiday Cheer Stakes at Turfway late last year while making his first start off a claim for new owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey. He usually races comfortably behind the pace but showed his versatility that day by waiting far back for a hot early pace to tire, and he also has won after contesting the lead. The five-year-old horse has never won at the Forego distance but has been close, and he won his only other start on an all-weather surface, the six-furlong Holiday Cheer. Leading rider Victor Lebron picks up the mount for co-leading trainer Mike Maker.

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Sunday, January 18 2009

Tacky Cat leaps from maiden to stakes winner in Cincinnati Trophy

FLORENCE, KY . . . January 17, 2009 . . . Tacky Cat broke her maiden in memorable fashion at Turfway Park Saturday, drawing off impressively to win the $50,000 Cincinnati Trophy Stakes in just her third career start. Orlando Mojica was aboard for the winning ride.

Drawing in from the also-eligible list when two others scratched, Tacky Cat broke from the outside post and immediately engaged the pace set by B N Graced N Glory and urged by Lady Cottingham. As the latter faded coming to the turn and the former in the stretch, Tacky Cat took over and extended her lead to win the 6 1/2 furlong Cincinnati Trophy by six lengths. Emma Darling, the 6-5 favorite, closed wide to take second on the turn and stayed the runner-up, three parts of a length ahead of She’s Due.

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Friday, January 16 2009

Fillies look toward spring in Cincinnati Trophy Stakes

FLORENCE, KY . . . January 16, 2009 . . . A dozen three-year-old fillies will go to the post at Turfway Park Saturday for the $50,000 Cincinnati Trophy Stakes. Carded at 6 1/2 furlongs, the Cincinnati Trophy is the first of two local preps for the Grade III Bourbonette Oaks on the Lane’s End undercard.

Emma Darling was the beaten favorite in the Gowell Stakes in December after a stumble at the start forced her to catch up to finish third. A better start in the Cincinnati Trophy would give her a chance to stay a few lengths off the pace, her preferred style. Trainer Mike Maker currently is second in the standings and began this meet with four consecutive Turfway training titles to his credit. Leading rider Victor Lebron will be back aboard.

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