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Jockey stats & notable accomplishments

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ZipawayWARD EDGES MAKER FOR TURFWAY PARK TRAINING TITLE
Florence, Ky., (March 26, 2020) – The last race on what became the last day of the Turfway Park 2020 winter/spring meet and the last at the existing facility put Wesley Ward alone at the top of the standings for his fourth leading trainer title at the Northern Kentucky track. Ward broke a tie with Mike Maker when Fitri Hay’s Zipaway went gate-to-wire in the eighth race Saturday, March 21. Read more. Coady Photo.

 

FIELD PASS GIVES MIKE MAKER SIXTH JEFF RUBY STEAKS WIN
FLORENCE, Ky., (March 14, 2020) – The $250,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park Saturday came down to a battle between the bettors’ top two choices trained by the meet’s top two trainers, with 7-2 Field Pass getting up in the final jump to defeat 6-5 favorite Invader by a neck and give trainer Mike Maker his sixth victory in the race. Read more.

Photo: Coady Photography. Click to enlarge.

 

Jeff Ruby Steaks Logo
Top row, left to right: Queen of God and Irad Ortiz Jr. take the Maxim Crane Works Bourbonette Oaks; Nun the Less repeats in the TwinSpires Kentucky Cup Classic, Rodney Prescott up. Bottom row, left to right:  Vanzzy wires the Rushaway Stakes, Kendrick Carmouche up; Rogue Too continued her love affair with Turfway in the Latonia Stakes, Rogelio Miranda up; Rafael Bejarano returned to Turfway to guide Bango to a track-record run in the Mayers Electric Company Animal Kingdom Stakes. Click photos to enlarge. Coady Photography. See more photos. Read race recaps.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Karak

WARD TRAINEES TAKE SOPHOMORE STAKES
FLORENCE, Ky., (February 14, 2020) – Both stakes for 3-year-olds Friday at Turfway Park went into the win column of trainer Wesley Ward, with Invader taking the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial (listed) and Karak obliterating her competition in the $75,000 black-type Cincinnati Trophy. . . .

The Battaglia Memorial is the local prep for the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3), a Kentucky Derby (G1) points race. The Cincinnati Trophy is the local prep for the Bourbonette Oaks (listed), a points race for the Kentucky Oaks (G1). Both the Jeff Ruby and the Bourbonette run Saturday, March 14. Read more.

Top: Albin Jimenez dials down Invader, who drove from the three-eighths pole to win the Battaglia Memorial by more than six lengths. Bottom: Karak dominated the Cincinnati Trophy, setting all the pace and drawing away to win by more than eight lengths under Gerardo Corrales. Wesley Ward trains both. Coady Photography. Click to enlarge.

 

 

Forego Stakes winner Nun the Less, Rodney Prescott upNUN THE LESS LOVES TURFWAY, TAKES FOREGO STAKES
FLORENCE, Ky., (January 17, 2020) – Nun the Less again proved his affinity for Turfway Park, coming off an eight-month layoff to take Friday night’s $75,000 Forego Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths over runner-up Glennwood and another four lengths over third-place finisher Hemp Hemp Hurray. Read more. Watch it.
 

Photo: Coady Photography. Click to enlarge.

 

FIELD SIZE BOOMS AT TURFWAY PARK HOLIDAY MEET
FLORENCE, Ky. (January 6, 2020) – Turfway Park closed out its 16-day holiday meet December 31, 2019, the track’s first race meet as a property of Churchill Downs Incorporated. With purses virtually twice those of the previous holiday meet, average field size jumped from 8.6 in 2018 to 10.2. Read more.

 

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