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First of 11 stakes races at Ellis Park meet is today, the $75,000 Ellis Park Turf for fillies, mares

Ellis Park stages its first of 11 stakes this meet with Sunday’s $75,000 Ellis Park Turf for fillies and mares. Among the fillies seeking to earn their first stakes victory is Hinkle Farms’ 4-year-old Stave, trained by Henderson favorite son Larry Jones. The daughter of 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper comes into the 1 1/16-mile Ellis Park Turf off a snappy front-running victory in a third-level...

Kentucky Oaks Day: Great racing, disputed finish in feature (Monomoy Girl wins) and some perspecive

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor The 144th Grade I Kentucky Oaks was a thrilling renewal of the classic race that saw morning line favorite Monomoy Girl battle longshot Wonder Gadot the length of the stretch. Eventual winner Monomoy Girl is barely visible inside Wonder Gadot (#5). The two fillies engaged in a hotly contested stretch duel in the 144th running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks at...

UK men's tennis eliminated in Elite Eight

The University of Kentucky men’s tennis team saw its season end Saturday one win shy of its pre-NCAA tournament Final Four goal. The Cats were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament in in Stanford, Calif., with a 4-1 loss to No. 2 Southern California, the two-time defending national champion. “I love the way our guys fought,” UK head coach Dennis Emery said in a news release....