AmWest supports Old Friends Day at Kentucky Downs as race sponsor

AmWager is proud to sponsor The Silver Charm race on Old Friend’s Day, Sept. 8 at Kentucky Downs. As always, the 10-race card will be outstanding, including the $150,000 Old Friends Stakes AmWager will sponsor Race 6 -“The Silver Charm,” which is the 1st race of the Pick 5. And AmWager will be there to support a great cause. Old Friends provides a dignified retirement to Thoroughbreds whose racing and breeding careers have come to

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Del Mar closes meet with graded stakes on Sunday and Monday

From Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar’s action-packed Labor Day Holiday weekend of Thoroughbred racing continues Sunday with another stakes doubleheader featuring two highly-competitive Grade II events, the $200,000 John C. Mabee Stakes for older fillies and mares and the $250,000 Del Mar Derby for three-year-olds. The 2016 Del Mar meeting comes to a climax Monday when the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity for two-year-olds will have its 69th running. California Chrome, leading money-winner

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Kentucky Downs meet opens Saturday!

By Jennie Rees, Kentucky Downs FRANKLIN, Ky. — A total of 189 horses were entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 10-race opening card at all-turf Kentucky Downs — with nine races luring a capacity 12 horses or more, including three out of four stakes. The stakes are each worth $350,000, which includes $200,000 of purse supplements from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund for horses born in the commonwealth and sired by a Kentucky stallion. The lone race

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Chrome wins G1 Pacific Classic

From Del Mar The single-day handle mark at Del Mar fell Saturday as California Chrome was the star of the show in pulling off a smashing performance in front of 24,155 in the 26th running of the TVG Pacific Classic. Total handle for the day from all sources was $25,060,204, which eclipsed the previous standard of $24,667,351 established on Pacific Classic Day in 2007. In addition to the overall betting mark falling, the track also

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Papo analyzes the G2 Diana Stakes at Saratoga Saturday

The first grade one event of the historic Saratoga meet is the Diana Stakes for fillies and mares going a mile and an eighth on the turf. The pinnacle race on the Saratoga card drew a full field of ten ladies with morning line favoritism falling on Miss Temple City(3-1) for Graham Motion. The Temple City filly is already a grade one winner as she beat her male counterparts in the Maker’s 46 Mile at

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