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This website is designed to offer you a considerable amount of insight into the state that probably carries the most prestige in at least one area of gaming (pari-mutuel wagering) and has brought about some of the most burning controversy as it concerns yet another area of gaming (online gambling).

Everyone knows that Kentucky is known the world over when it comes to horse racing, because the most prestigious race of all - the Kentucky Derby - takes place there on the first Saturday in May every year. Because of its relationship with the pari-mutuel industry, in fact, the state has become particularly unfriendly to encroachment, so much so that it conducted a seizure of domain names of some of the leading players in the online gambling industry. That is still a hot topic.

The possibilities in the Bluegrass State are still very much alive. Everything that is attached to those possibilities will be covered by the material you will read herein.

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International Star Wins Risen Star Stakes

Added on: Feb. 24, 2015

On Saturday 21st February, International Star won the Grade II, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s International Star manage to squeeze through close to the finish to beat runner up War Story and third place Keen Ice. The thoroughbred also won the Lecomte Stakes at the same venue back on January 17, making it the second Stakes win in a row for the horse and the third Stakes victory altogether.

The other win came back in November 2014 when International Star rode to victory in the Grey Stakes on Polytrack at the Old Woodbine. He also finished in fourth in the Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs. This latest victory earned International Star 50 points towards the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard.

War Story earned another 20 points on the leaderboard and Keen Ice notched up a further 10 points. This means that International Star is now sitting pretty at the top of the leaderboard with a total of 71 points. International Star will also be running in the $1 million Louisiana Derby on March 29 at Fair Grounds. International Star is the 3-year-old son of the 2000 Kentucky Derby Winner, Fusaichi Pegasus.

Speaking about the win was International Star jockey, Miguel Mena. He started by explaining about breaking from the outside post “The post position worried me. You never know if you can get to the rail, where he wants to be. I was impressed because I moved at the five-sixteenths-pole to get through and he came through a tight hole and then another one at the quarter-pole and kept running and drawing away.” These words came from the official ESPN website.

“I think more distance will be no problem,” added Mena. He rates well, he loves the rail; it doesn't matter how tight the hole is -- he goes for it. When I put him on the rail ...

American Pharaoh is Back from Injury

Added on: Feb. 3, 2015

The 2014 champion two-year-old male American Pharaoh recently returned from an injury sustained just before the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) and returned to Santa Anita on Monday morning. American Pharaoh was ridden by American jockey Martin Garcia who managed three furlongs ...

A Round Up of News from the Horse Racing World

Added on: Jan. 13, 2015

California Chrome put in another strong workout on Saturday January 10th for a potential run at the San Antonio Stakes on February 7th. The Horse of the Year finalist, owned by Steve Coburn and Perry Martin, had a decent run and ...

Dortmund Wins Los Alamitos Futurity in Close Three Horse Finish

Added on: Dec. 23, 2014

The 3-5 favourite Dortmund beat second place Firing Line and third place Mr Z. by a slim margin on Saturday 20th December to win his first-ever $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity for two-year-olds. Dortmund set a new track record in the ...

El Kabeir earns 10 Points in the ‘Road to the Kentucky Derby’ Series Race

Added on: Dec. 2, 2014

El Kabeir, ridden by Irad Ortiz, won this Saturday’s Grade 2 $233,000 at Churchill Downs, beating runner up Imperia by a head. Imperia was closing in on the leader in the final stretch but failed to take the lead ...

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