We're excited to welcome in long time racing executive Corey Johnsen to talk about his career in racing, the new Arizona Downs, his time at Kentucky Downs, and more!
Knicks Go winning the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) - Keeneland Photo Although 2018 was generally a very productive year for racing’s established stars, that doesn’t mean the season went by without any memorable (and occasionally monumental) upsets. Some upsets featured high-priced winners, while others featured favorites that were defeated at very short prices. Comparing and ranking them is tricky, but after going back through the year’s results, here’s my opinion on five of the biggest racing upsets [...]
We start to look ahead to the weekend including the Woodbine Mile card from Woodbine. Television Host and Analyst Megan Devine from Kentucky Downs joins us to talk Kentucky Downs closing day, Santa Anita, and much more!
We discuss the Wednesday stakes races from Kentucky Downs and welcome in Pat Cummings from the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation to talk about his recent article on breakage, the TIF, his time in Hong Kong, and much more!
We look back at the weekend of racing action including Saturday Stakes from Kentucky Downs, Turf sprint stakes at Belmont, and much more!
We continue to look ahead to the weekend including opening day at Belmont Park as well as a huge Saturday at Kentucky Downs and the British Columbia Derby! The BARN Jury discuss what fall events they're most looking forward to.
We discuss the retirement of 2017 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and then go over the Thursday Kentucky Downs card.
Photo courtesy of Kentucky Downs There are plenty of talented horses entered in Sunday's $400,000 Exacta Systems Dueling Grounds Derby at Kentucky Downs, but to be perfectly honest, I never seriously considered picking anyone but #6 Bandua to win. My reasoning is simple. Kentucky Downs, thanks to its undulating European-style turf course, is quite unlike any other racetrack in North America. Some horses relish the challenge, while others struggle over the unusual conditions. Then there’s the fact that the [...]
Photo courtesy of Kentucky Downs If you’re excited about the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint scheduled to be held in November at Churchill Downs, then you won’t want to miss Saturday’s $500,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes at Kentucky Downs. The 6 ½-furlong event is a perfect prep race for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint and figures to produce at least one and perhaps several starters for the $1 million championship prize. And since the [...]
Oscar Nominated - Photo by Viola Jasko/Coglianese Photography Although most racecourses in North America are pretty similar in shape and size, Kentucky Downs is a unique and challenging exception. The European-style course is vaguely shaped like an oval, but the first turn is significantly sharper than the wide, sweeping final turn, and in between those two is a mild right-hand bend on the backstretch. The course is also larger than a typical North American racetrack, measuring 1 3/8 [...]