Horse Racing

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved the sale of Turfway Park to Churchill Downs. News outlets reported that the commission on Tuesday unanimously approved Churchill Downs’ bid to buy Turfway Park for $46 million. Churchill President Kevin Flanery said the purchase is a $150 million investment in Kentucky racing. That figure
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ARCADIA, Calif. — Buoyed by the presence of two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill, about 50 workers and supporters of horse racing rallied outside Santa Anita’s main entrance Saturday. They toted signs expressing their love of horses and support for the jobs and lifestyle the industry provides in California. Passing motorists on busy Huntington Drive
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs has signed an agreement to buy Turfway Park for $46 million with plans to eventually demolish its grandstand and build a $150 million racing and gambling facility on the site. Churchill’s purchase of the Florence, Kentucky, track from Jack Ohio LLC and Hard Rock International is contingent on approval by
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ARCADIA, Calif. — Trainer Bob Baffert is replacing fellow Hall of Famer Mike Smith aboard McKinzie, the probable favorite for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic next month. Smith finished second aboard odds-on favorite McKinzie in last weekend’s Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita. That prompted Baffert to let Smith know he was off the
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