2017 Racing Reschedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kentucky Downs moves Saturday's card to Wednesday

Blockbuster card now Sept. 6. 'We got six inches of rain in 12 hours. It is in the best interest of the horses, jockeys and our guests to move the card to Wednesday.'

FRANKLIN, Ky. (Friday, September 1, 2017) — Because of the deluge of rain, Kentucky Downs has rescheduled Saturday’s opening card to Wednesday, Sept. 6. The fields for the 10-race all-grass card will remain the same, with no redrawing of entries or post positions.

Kentucky Downs’ showcase five-date meet now will be conducted Wednesday Sept. 6, Thursday Sept. 7, Saturday Sept. 9, Sunday Sept. 10, and Thursday Sept. 14. First post is 1:25 p.m. Central each day.

“The ongoing impact of Hurricane Harvey makes it impossible to run Saturday,” said Ted Nicholson, Kentucky Downs’ senior vice president and general manager. “The forecast was for one to five inches of rain, and we got six inches in 12 hours. It is in the best interest of the horses, jockeys and our guests to move the entire card to Wednesday.”

Kentucky Downs remains open today and Saturday for its year-round daily simulcast wagering and Historical Horse Racing operations.

Kentucky Downs could not reschedule for Sunday or Monday because those are the final two days of live racing at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky.

Scratch time for Wednesday’s racing program will be 9 a.m. Central Tuesday.

The Wednesday card will be a blockbuster, with four stakes races: the $400,000 Tourist Mile, $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Juvenile; $350,000 Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies and $150,000 One Dreamer.

Kentucky Downs offers the richest average daily purses in North America at a $1.7 million a day, including purse enhancements for Kentucky-bred horses. Track led the nation in average field size with almost 11 horses per race and has been ranked No. 1 for three years straight by the Horseplayers Association of North America.

Wednesday's Kentucky Downs stakes (rescheduled from Sept. 2)

One Dreamer
Purse: $350,000 (includes $75,000 KTDF). Division: fillies & mares 3 years old & up. Distance: mile and 70 yards on turf. Post time: 4:10 p.m. CT (Race 6).
pp horse (weight) jockey/trainer odds

  1. Bonnie Arch (121) Doyle/Wilkes 30-1
  2. Boreale (121) Albarado/Motion 9-2
  3. America Mon Amie (121) Lanerie/Granitz 20-1
  4. My Impression (121) Gaffalione/McGaughey 3-1
  5. Charlotte Marie (121) Miranda/Moss 50-1
  6. Celestial Insight (121) Garcia/Ward 12-1
  7. Daddy’s Boo (121) Valdivia/Rivelli 8-1
  8. Rattataptap (121) Bridgmohan/Mott 10-1
  9. Frozen Hannah (121) Santana/Maker 20-1
  10. Mo Knows (121) Jimenez/Ward 12-1
  11. Flying Tipat (121) Canchari/Romans 20-1
  12. Zipessa (121) Leparoux/Stidham 5-2
  13. (AE) Majestic Angel (121) Quinonez/Reed 30-1
  14. (AE) Bootsy’s Girl (121) Hill/Jurado 30-1
  15. (AE) Skyluck (121) Quinonez/Reed 30-1
  16. (AE) Miner’s Cat (121) Santana/Lopresti 30-1

Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies
Purse: $350,000 (includes $200,000 KTDF). Division: 2-year-old fillies. Distance: 7 furlongs on turf. Post time: 4:45 p.m. CT (Race 7)
pp horse (weight) jockey/trainer odds

  1. Classy Music (120) Albarado/McPeek 8-1
  2. Elizabeth Nicole (120) Doyle/Moquett 20-1
  3. Best Performance (120) Hernandez/Clement 5-2
  4. High Tech (120) Landeros/Wilkes 10-1
  5. Go Noni Go (120) Gaffalione/Maker 20-1
  6. Waki Patriot (120) Court/Hancock 6-1
  7. Our Graycious Girl (118) Gilligan/Lovell 30-1
  8. Moonlight Rain (120) Rocco/Casse 6-1
  9. Ultima D (118) Garcia/Ward 9-2
  10. Secret Passion (122) Lanerie/Gelner 15-1
  11. Katie’s Reward (120) Bridgmohan/Cox 8-1
  12. Arabella Bella (120) Valdivia/Yanakov 30-1
  13. (AE) My Peeps (118) Court/Van Berg 30-1
  14. (AE) Delaphene (120) Graham/Harty 20-1
  15. (AE) Bridaled Temper (118) Leparoux/Casse 6-1
  16. (AE) Emmport(118) Santana/Cox 5-1

Tourist Mile
Purse: $400,000 (includes $200,000 KTDF). Division: 3-year-olds & up. Distance: mile on turf. Post time: 5:20 p.m. CT (Race 8)
pp horse (weight) jockey/trainer odds

  1. Hootenanny (121) Garcia/Ward 5-1
  2. Flatlined (125) Rocco/Dickey 6-1
  3. Shining Copper (121) Gaffalione/Maker 3-1
  4. Dimension (121) Landeros/Murphy 20-1
  5. Western Reserve (125) Bridgmohan/Sweezey 6-1
  6. Zambian (121) Gilligan/Miller 20-1
  7. Applicator (121) Valdivia/Yanakov 8-1
  8. Irish Straight (125) Lynch/Motion 2-1
  9. Bandar (121) Barbaran/Jurado 30-1

Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Juvenile
Purse: $350,000 (includes $200,000 KTDF). Division: 2-year-olds. Distance: 7 furlongs on turf. Post time: 5:55 p.m. Central (Race 9)
pp horse (weight) jockey/trainer odds

  1. Tigerbeach (120) Valdivia/Rivelli 10-1
  2. Little Jimmy B (120) Lynch/Abbott 20-1
  3. Bantu (120) Rocco/Walsh 5-1
  4. Arawak (120) Jimenez/Ward 9-2
  5. Mr Ashley (120) Figueroa/Macias 30-1
  6. Make Noise (120) Court/Van Berg 15-1
  7. Northern Trail (120) Hill/Van Berg 4-1
  8. John Tippmann (120) Albarado/McPeek 15-1
  9. Snapper Sinclair (120) Santana/Asmussen 7-2
  10. Stolen Pistol (120) Landeros/Sharp 15-1
  11. Sky Promise (120) Gilligan/McPeek 8-1
  12. Renaisance Frolic (120) Gaffalione/Fawkes 15-1
  13. (AE) Smart Remark (120) Cruz/V. Oliver 12-1
  14. (AE) Pont Du Gard (120) Graham/Correas 10-1
  15. (AE) Captivating Moon (120) Leparoux/Block 8-1
  16. (AE) Hill (120) Gorder 20-1
    Blinkers offs: Arawak
    KTDF: Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund

On the air, 'net
Kentucky Downs president and part-owner Corey Johnsen was on Bob Valvano's The V Show on Louisville's ESPN 680-AM Wednesday. Listen here at the 36:40 mark.
Gary West, the noted turf columnist and handicapper who is one of Kentucky Downs’ analysts, is on Winning Ponies with John Engelhardt Thursday at 8:15 p.m. Eastern/7:15 p.m. Central. Tune in at winningponies.com. West will be on Race Day Las Vegas with Ralph Siraco Saturday at 10:15 AM Central. Tune in at racedaylasvegas.com.

Kentucky Downs entries for Wednesday, Sept. 6

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Kentucky Downs 2017 meet at a glance

Location: 5629 Nashville Road, Franklin, Ky., just off Interstate 65 exit 2 on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

What: year-round entertainment center offers live racing on its unique 1 5/16-mile European-style turf course in September.

Live racing dates: Sept. 6, 7, 9, 10 and 14.

First post: 1:25 p.m. Central

Phone: 270.586.7778

Website: www.KentuckyDowns.com/racing

Social media: Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat @KyDownsRacing. Facebook.com/KyDownsGaming.

Stakes (including KTDF supplements for Kentucky-breds): Wednesday, Sept. 6 — $350,000 Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies, 2yo fillies, 7 furlongs; $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Juvenile, 2yos, 7 furlongs; $400,000 Tourist Mile, 3-year-olds & up, mile; $150,000 One Dreamer, fillies & mares 3 years old & up, mile and 70 yards. Thursday, Sept. 7 — $150,000 The Old Friends Stakes, 3-year-olds & up, mile and 70 yards. Saturday, Sept. 9 — $350,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf (G3), fillies & mares 3 years old & up, mile; $400,000 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint (G3), 3-year-olds & up, 6 1/2 furlongs; $600,000 Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup (G3), 3-year-olds & up, 1 1/2 miles; $350,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint, fillies & mares 3 years old & up, 6 1/2 furlongs. Sunday, Sept. 10 -- $350,000 Exacta Systems Dueling Grounds Derby, 3-year-olds, 1 5/16 miles; $200,000 Dueling Grounds Oaks, 3-year-old fillies, 1 5/16 miles. Thursday, Sept. 14 — $350,000 Ramsey Farm, fillies & mares 3 years old & up, 1 5/16 miles; $250,000 Franklin-Simpson, 3-year-olds, 7 furlongs.

About Kentucky Downs
Located near the Kentucky-Tennessee border off Interstate 65, the year-round entertainment center offers live racing on its unique 1 5/16-mile European-style turf course in September. Simulcasting is available seven days a week, as well as pari-mutuel wagering on Historical Horse Racing, charitable gaming, dining and other events. Racing has been conducted at the facility since 1990, when it was called Dueling Grounds.

Address: 5629 Nashville Road, P.O. Box 405, Franklin, KY 42135

Website: www.KentuckyDowns.com

Phone: 270.586.7778

2017 race dates: Sept. 6, 7, 9, 10 and 14.

Media Contact:
Jennie Rees,
Kentucky Downs publicity, live racing
jennierees@kentuckydowns.com
tracksidejennie@gmail.com