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Kentucky Downs’ 2021 race meet to run Labor Day Sunday and Monday for first time

Kentucky Downs’ 2021 race meet will again feature six days while racing both the Sunday and Monday of Labor Day weekend for the first time. Kentucky Downs’ all-grass meet was awarded dates of Sept. 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 and 12 for next year. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved 2021 dates for the state’s thoroughbred and harness tracks. The KHRC’s dates committee...

Prohibitive favorite Art Collector set to run against full field in Ellis Park Derby on Sunday

The field was set Thursday for Sunday’s first-ever Kentucky Derby prep staged at Ellis Park, with Keeneland’s Grade 2 Toyota Blue Grass winner Art Collector heading the 13 3-year-old colts and geldings entered in the $200,000 RUNHAPPY Ellis Park Derby. “It’s Art Collector and all the rest,” said trainer Tom Amoss, who will try to pull off the upset with Grade 3 Ohio Derby victor Dean Martini....

Fans don’t let fans drive drunk on Super Bowl Sunday; pass keys to a sober driver before party

Football fans across the country are gearing up to celebrate America’s most-watched sporting event, Super Bowl LIV this Sunday. For many, the Super Bowl celebration will include drinking alcohol, so the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety is teaming with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk reminder urging football...