February 28, 2015
Royal Son, the 9-1 third choice in the race, led throughout to take the John Battaglia Memorial at Turfway Park in a 5 1/4-length romp, while 1-5 favorite The Great War bombed, falling apart after chasing the pace for six furlongs and running last, ...
February 26, 2015
Due to the presence of The Great War, ranked among the top 20 3-year-olds in Daily Racing Form’s Derby Watch, Saturday evening’s $125,000 John Battaglia Memorial at Turfway Park is among the most intriguing stakes of the day.
I’m going with Royal Son in Saturday’s John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park. The combination of the surface switch and equipment change could elicit significant improvement, and he has the speed to be a factor from the start.
February 25, 2015
For The Great War, the road to the Kentucky Derby requires snow tires. Rather than decamp to South Florida for his Derby preps, The Great War was purposely kept in the cold climes of Kentucky, where trainer Wesley Ward keeps 20 of his runners during ...
Imperia, who finished fifth as the favorite Saturday in the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds, will make his next start in the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park on March 21, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Wednesday from the Palm Meadows training center in ...
February 23, 2015
Turfway Park has announced a purse hike, effective with the resumption of live racing Friday evening at the northern Kentucky track.
February 13, 2015
The ninth race is the lone allowance Sunday at Turfway. For non-winners of three at a mile, the race drew six runners, led by the unbeaten Ancient Bells, a winner of two starts, and The Tizzler, who finished second against comparable opposition Jan. 17.
Dylan Davis, who enjoyed a successful apprenticeship while riding mostly in Kentucky and Indiana, is returning to Kentucky after riding this winter at Aqueduct, his new agent, Jimmy McNerney, said.
Although the Breeders’ Cup still is more than eight months away, set for Oct. 30-31 at Keeneland, one would not have guessed it looking at the Wednesday work tab in Kentucky.
February 02, 2015
Trainer Wesley Ward sent out a pair of 3-year-olds, Asia and City of Vengeance, to win their career debuts on turf here last weekend. But it was a performance by another 3-year-old in his barn, The Great War, on Saturday night at Turfway Park that has ...