KY Downs Cancels Sunday’s Race Card / Moves All Races to Wednesday, Sept. 12

According to Jennie Rees twitter account — and the woman should know, since she provides expert public relations and media coverage for the track — Kentucky Downs has cancelled all races for today, and will move the complete card to next Wednesday.

Kentucky Downs will resume racing on Sept. 12, with just two days remaining in the 5-day race meeting.



I’ve been watching her races. She’s got that tactical speed. The 1 horse wanted to be on the lead, but she relaxed beautifully off of the 1. She’s push button. On the second turn, I just let her go on her own. I didn’t really ask her. She went to the lead and relaxed again and went on in the straight again. She’s a very nice filly. I think two turns will be good for her, even more distance will be OK for her. She hasn’t run a bad race yet. She always fights hard. I think she can improve from that. On teaming with good friend and trainer: “It’s great. And even the owner Stephen McKay is one of our friends from a long time ago. Team Valor is great too. It’s good teamwork, and it’s fun to win for them.”


Julien Leparoux, who rode the winner Talk Veuve to Me (as reported on
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