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Racing Commission Approves New Ky Downs Owners

20 Feb 2019
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved noted horseman and entrepreneur Ron Winchell and prominent gaming executive Marc Falcone as majority owners of Kentucky Downs. It was announced in mid-November that Kentucky Racing Acquisition, LLC, a new company co-founded by Winchell and Falcone, had agreed to purchase all the assets of Kentucky Downs from parent
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Woodbine Stakes Schedule Announced

20 Feb 2019
Woodbine Entertainment has unveiled its stakes schedule for the 2019 Thoroughbred racing season, highlighted by the prestigious $1-million Queen’s Plate June 29 and the $1-million GI Ricoh Woodbine Mile Sept. 14. Strengthened by the previously announced purse increases for 2019, the $16-million-plus stakes schedule consists of 95 stakes to be contested over the course of
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The TDN Derby Top 12 for Feb. 20

20 Feb 2019
We’ve had this year’s first significant shift in the GI Kentucky Derby Top 12 rankings, with a new leader bulling his way to the top of the crop. Expect the thawing trend to continue as the stakes action heats up, with eight high-ranked hopefuls expected to start on either the weekend of Mar. 2 or
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Feb. 20 Insights: Justify’s Half-Sister Makes Career Bow at Tampa

20 Feb 2019
8th-TAM, $22K, Msw, 3yo, f, 1 1/16mT, 4:30 p.m. When West Point Thoroughbreds and Robert Evans went to $230,000 for EGYPTIAN STORM (Pioneerof the Nile) at the 2017 Keeneland September sale, her year-older half-brother Justify (Scat Daddy) had yet to step foot on the racetrack. Fast forward to present day and the bay filly, who
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Super Saver’s ‘Rising Star’ Super Steed Pulls Off Southwest Shocker

19 Feb 2019
Michael Pressley and Steed Jackson’s Super Steed (Super Saver), tabbed a ‘TDN Rising Star’ after breaking his maiden in a Churchill Downs optional claimer last November, rebounded from a pair of off-the-board stakes efforts with an emphatic victory as a 62-1 outlier in the GIII Southwest S. at Oaklawn Park Monday. “He’s a nice horse,”
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