Known as the home of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, Churchill Downs Racetrack conducts Thoroughbred horse racing in Louisville, Kentucky during three race meets in the Spring, September, and the Fall. Thoroughbred racing, the Kentucky Derby, and the Kentucky Oaks have run continuously at Churchill Downs Racetrack since 1875.
“When my mother was just a little girl, some 80-odd years ago, she rode her bicycle around the dirt track. She probably clocked the distance faster than some horses I have bet on. LOL. But…It was only a matter of time before the world’s most renown racetrack became my “home track.” Only a matter of time.” – Gene McLean
Equine transportation company owned and operated by 5th generation horsemen. WE KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN, SO WE KNOW WHAT YOU EXPECT FROM US ON THE ROAD.
“This horse transportation company is truly a family affair, created and now chartered by two brothers who were literally born and raised in the Thoroughbred industry. Would not surprise me a little if they were foaled in a stall next to the pregnant mares. LOL. From the time they were old enough to hold a shank, they have been working with horses, and tutored by one of the best hard boot trainers I have ever known. They learned their lessons well. Today, no-one loves, cherishes or cares for the horse more or better than they do. No. One.” – Gene McLean
“In 2020, right in the midst of the world’s greatest pandemic, I got the opportunity to race a filly at this beautiful racing facility in rural Indiana. I found a gem that matched our horse’s name — Diamond Solitaire. If you have not been to this amazing facility, do yourself and go. The people treat you with Grad 1 hospitality and respect. The racing is some of the best in the country. And, the facility is absolutely beautiful. Racing, truly, as it was meant to be.” – Gene McLean
Exacta Systems was founded in 2012 to answer a growing market need: fresh, innovative thinking and product development in an exciting new entertainment business known as Historical Horse Racing.
We are investing in the future of horse racing by bringing to market an unprecedented line of electronic games capable of delivering a great player experience and a welcome business uplift for racing – millions of dollars of documented direct revenue benefits for authorizing states, track operators, horse owners, trainers, breeders and other vital industry stakeholders.
It’s a tough time to get started in the racing business, but Kentucky has its share of young trainers. Stephen Lyster, a 26-year-old Kentucky native with a small stable at Keeneland and a family background in the business, said he wanted a challenge, and he got it. Lyster is the son of Warren Lyster, who owns Tarleton Farm near Paris, Ky., and the nephew of Wayne Lyster, who operates Ashview Farm near Versailles, Ky., and is a former chairman of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. After Warren Lyster gave up training, his son began overseeing the racehorses.
Deerfield Farm LLC
Deerfield Farm is a horse-riding facility offering world-quality education to the greater Seattle area. Deerfield Farm is a simple family owned farm built by the owners over the past 35 years.
However, don’t let the simplicity of the facility fool you. Deerfield Farm is a private, full service equestrian facility nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, just outside of Issaquah, Washington.
We service a large area that includes Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Snoqualmie and North Bend Washington.
While we are known for our world class competitive riding program, we thrive on teaching horseback riding lessons to children and adults of all ages. It doesn’t matter if you have never ridden a day in your life or you have been taking lessons for years, we invite people of all skill levels to join our Deerfield community. Our riding lessons are popular with children and adults alike, and we offer opportunities for all to ride.
Check out our new The Mint Gaming Hall!
Located near the Kentucky and Tennessee border, just off Interstate 65 and approximately 35 miles from Nashville, Tenn., Kentucky Downs features Historical Horse Racing gaming terminals and conducts live turf racing each September on America’s only “European-style” race course while offering among the highest purses in the world. Kentucky Downs is a pioneer in modern Historical Horse Racing, the electronic form of pari-mutuel betting on horses that has become one of the great financial success stories in the sport’s history. Racing has been conducted at the facility since 1990, when it was called Dueling Grounds.
Address: 5629 Nashville Road, P.O. Box 405, Franklin, KY 42135
2021 racing dates: Sept. 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 and 12