The upcoming five-day meet at Kentucky Downs has been renamed the RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs, thanks to a sponsorship agreement with Houston furniture magnate Jim McIngvale, owner of the former sprint champion and current stallion Runhappy.
The RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs runs Aug. 31 and Sept. 5, 7, 8 and 12, featuring exclusively grass racing over North America’s only European-style turf course. First post each day has been moved up to 12:15 p.m. Central this year.
“I think it’s a perfect fit: Kentucky Downs is America’s most unique race meet, and Runhappy the most unique American racehorse we’ve seen in recent years, with his speed, quality and competing without any medication,” McIngvale said. “One of Kentucky Downs’ meet mottos is ‘It’s gonna be quick.’ What better horse to sponsor that than our brilliantly quick Runhappy?”