Kentucky Downs – whose unique all-grass meet in September offers among the highest purses in the world – recently completed the first major renovation of its turf course since the track was laid out in a field as a steeplechase course in 1990.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Kentucky Downs’ 2021 race meet will again be six days, while racing both the Sunday and Monday of Labor Day weekend for the first time, the track announced Tuesday.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
After one of the wildest turn of events seen all year on the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals circuit, Josh Harris pulled off his fourth career victory with the tour in Saturday night’s Hope for Harlie finale at Cedar Ridge Speedway in Morgantown.
Monday, September 07, 2020
Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Flavius surged to the lead at mid-stretch and held off a late charge from defending champion Snapper Sinclair by three-quarters of a length to win the 23rd running of the $645,700 Tourist Mile to cap the opening-day program of the six-day RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky D…
Jackson Lee threw a complete game four-hitter with nine strikeouts as the Bowling Green East 11- and 12-year-old Little League All-Stars beat Warren County South 6-0 in the District 1 Tournament championship game Sunday at Kereiakes Park.
Thursday, September 03, 2020
It’s been worth the wait for local Little League teams, with the District 1 Tournament finally getting underway Saturday at Kereiakes Park and Phil Moore Park.
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Grade 1 winners Zulu Alpha and Arklow, the past two winners of the $1 million Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup, are among the 53 horses nominated to Kentucky Downs’ signature stakes at 1 1/2 miles. Both horses are scheduled to run in the Grade 3 race that ranks among America’s richest stakes o…
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals championship weekend at Morgantown’s Cedar Ridge Speedway, originally scheduled Friday and Saturday, has been postponed due to the high chance of rain projected in the area.
Monday, August 24, 2020
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Kentucky Downs will conduct racing without spectators at the Franklin track’s upcoming meet, a change necessitated by the increase in COVID-19 cases in the region.
Monday, August 17, 2020
Bowling Green’s Adam Gary fired a 9-under par 63 to win the individual title Monday in the Callaway Pro-Assistant/Pro-Pro tournament at Audubon Country Club.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Glasgow's Jase Cook took first-place honors in the Bluegrass Golf Tour's 9-Hole Junior Series event Wednesday at Bardstown Country Club-Maywood.
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Friday, July 31, 2020
J.B. Williams made it back-to-back titles with his wire-to-wire victory Friday in the 101st Kentucky Open Championship at Triple Crown Country Club in Union.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Bowling Green’s Trey Shirley carded a low-round 62 to earn a tie for third place after Wednesday’s second round of the 101st Kentucky Open Championship at Triple Crown Country Club in Union.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Former Western Kentucky men’s golfer Billy Tom Sargent was tied for ninth after Tuesday’s first round of the 101st Kentucky Open Championship at Triple Crown Country Club in Union.
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Bowling Green’s Charlie Reber and Glasgow’s Nina McMurtrey each landed in the top three in their respective divisions in the two-day Bluegrass Golf Tour Central Kentucky Championship, which concluded Sunday at Lexington’s Kearney Hill Golf Links.
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Bowling Green's Charlie Reber was part of a four-way tie for third place following Saturday's first round of the Bluegrass Golf Tour's Central Kentucky Championship at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Glasgow’s Nina McMurtrey claimed runner-up honors in the girls’ 15-18 age division Thursday in a Bluegrass Golf Tour Junior Series event held at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Bowling Green's Paxton Fuqua claimed runner-up honors in the boys' 8 and under division after Wednesday's round of the Kentucky Junior Golf's Louisville Junior Championship at Polo Fields Golf and Country Club.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Bowling Green's Paxton Fuqua was in second place in the boys' 8 and under division after Tuesday's opening round of the Kentucky Junior Golf's Louisville Junior Championship at Polo Fields Golf and Country Club.
Monday, July 20, 2020
The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum officials announced Monday the cancellation of the 2020 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance at Beech Bend Raceway.
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Russellville's Emma Fitzgerald wrapped up the tour championship with a runner-up finish in the GO Junior Golf Series Southern Series Tour Championship on Thursday at Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club.
Friday, July 17, 2020
Rockfield's Faith Martin rallied with a strong second round to claim third place in the Kentucky Girls Junior Amateur (Boys 9&6 Division) championship division Friday at Cherry Blossom Golf Club in Georgetown.
Bowling Green's Ainslee Cruce locked up the GO Junior Golf Series tour runner-up title by finishing second in Monday's Northern Series Championship tournament with a 94 in the girls' 13-15 championship division at Owensboro Country Club. Russellville's Abby-Grace Forbes shot a 98 to finish third.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Bowling Green's Emma Harmon held a share of a three-way tie for fourth place after Thursday's opening round of the Kentucky Girls Junior Amateur (Boys 9&6 Division) championship division at Cherry Blossom Golf Club in Georgetown.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Glasgow’s Nina McMurtrey prevailed in a one-hole playoff to win the girls’ 15-18 division Wednesday in the Bluegrass Golf Tour’s 18-Hole Tour Championship at the University Club of Kentucky’s Big Blue Course in Lexington.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Reserved seating for the 2020 RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs are on sale now through the track’s online ticket office at kentuckydowns.com/racing/live-racing/buy-tickets.
Glasgow's Griffin Jackson prevailed in a playoff to win the boys' 10 and under division in Tuesday's Kentucky PGA Junior Tour Series event held at Bardstown Country Club-Maywood.
Glasgow's Nina McMurtrey forged a one-shot lead after Tuesday's first round of the Bluegrass Golf Tour's 18-hole Tour Championship at the University Club-Big Blue course in Lexington.
Friday, July 10, 2020
Alvaton's Jacob Lang and Bowling Green's Reed Richey tied for sixth place Thursday in the boys' 14 and under division of the Kentucky Boys' Junior Amateur held at Boone's Trace National Golf Club in Richmond.
Thursday, July 09, 2020
Glasgow’s Nina McMurtrey edged Bowling Green’s Emma Harmon by a stroke to win the girls’ 15-18 division in Thursday’s Bluegrass Golf Tour Junior Series event at CrossWinds Golf Course.
Bowling Green’s Mason Williams held a share of eighth place after Wednesday’s opening round of the Kentucky Boys Junior Amateur golf tournament held at Boone’s Trace National Golf Club in Richmond.
Thursday, July 02, 2020
Western Kentucky's Dawson McDaniel shot a 3-under par 69 to take a four-stroke lead in the college amateur division Wednesday in the Bluegrass College Amateur held at Bardstown County Club-Maywood.
Western Kentucky's Dawson McDaniel shot a 6-under par 138 to claim a one-stroke win in the the Bluegrass College Amateur held at Bardstown County Club-Maywood.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Two former racers with area ties are among the inductees announced last month for the 2020 Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Monday, June 29, 2020
FRANKLIN – The live racing season at Kentucky Downs remains a few months away, but that doesn’t mean there’s no way to win money off betting on horse racing at the Franklin track.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Bowling Green native Canon Claycomb can add his name to an accomplished list of players who have won The Rice Planters Amateur golf tournament at Snee Farm Country Club in Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Bowling Green's Ryan Loiars scored a 10-stroke victory in the boys' 13-18 (9-hole) age division at the Bluegrass Golf Tour Junior Series tournament held Wednesday at Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Jacob Lang of Alvaton fired a 3-under par 68 to win the boys' 12-14 age division by 18 strokes in the Bluegrass Golf Tour Junior Series event held Tuesday at Franklin Country Club.
Saturday, June 13, 2020
– Reporter’s note: I am a high-handicap golfer voluntarily putting my novice skills on public record in an attempt to help highlight course features for relatable golfers. Alabama freshman golfer Canon Claycomb is one of three low-handicap golfers who participated in this project to offer in…
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Canon Claycomb played a better round at Indian Hills Country Club than any others competing in Thursday’s Bluegrass Golf Tour event, but his score didn’t reflect it.
– Reporter’s note: I am a high-handicap golfer voluntarily putting my novice skills on public record in an attempt to help highlight course features for relatable golfers. Adam Whitt is one of three low-handicap golfers who participated in this project to offer insight on playing the course.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
– Reporter’s note: I am a high-handicap golfer voluntarily putting my novice skills on public record in an attempt to help highlight course features for relatable golfers. Joe Hood is one of three low-handicap golfers who participated in this project to offer insight on playing the course.
Saturday, June 06, 2020
Bowling Green’s Reed Richey claimed first-place honors in a Bluegrass Golf Tour Junior Series event held Saturday at Cherry Blossom Golf Club in Georgetown.
Friday, June 05, 2020
As part of NASCAR’s revised 2020 schedule, the Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart will be held on Sunday, July 12 at 1:30 p.m. CST at Kentucky Speedway.
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Kentucky Downs’ six-date live race meet in September will feature two of the world’s most prominent announcers in Michael Wrona and new addition Larry Collmus, the voice of NBC’s Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup broadcasts.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Before Tuesday, Owen Stamper hadn’t played a round at Bowling Green Country Club since Oct. 12, when he was finishing up his high school career at the 2019 Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’ State Golf Championship.
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum officials announced Tuesday the postponement of the 2020 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance held at Beech Bend Raceway.
Monday, May 04, 2020
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Friday, March 20, 2020
Anglers in Kentucky often learned to fish by wading the abundant streams that course over the surface of our state. Many of these streams flow over a rocky bottom and hold substantial populations of smallmouth bass. Several streams flowing in the mountains of east Kentucky or streams powered…