International Racing Bureau

Kentucky Downs Condition Book Released With Expanded Stakes

Headed by the renamed $2.5 million GIII Nashville Derby Aug. 31, Kentucky Downs will stage six races worth at least $2 million apiece, including supplements for registered Kentucky-breds, at this year's seven-day race meet which runs Aug. 29 and 31 and Sept. 1, 5, 7, 8 and 11, the track said in a Wednesday release. The Kentucky Downs condition book features purses scheduled to total $35 million, including $16 million in Kentucky-bred money. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Tuesday approved Kentucky Downs's purse enhancement request from the Kentucky Thoroughbred...

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Travel Incentive Announced For Grosser Preis Von Baden In September

There will be a generous travel incentive offered for Germany's €300,000 G1 Grosser Preis von Baden on Sept. 1. Entries close for the race on Tuesday, Apr. 23 by 10:30 a.m. A cost of €30,000 is needed to make a supplemental entry after that period by 9 a.m. on Aug. 28. Previous winners of this potential G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe prep including Arc winners Danedream (Ger) (Lomitas {GB}) and Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}).

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France Galop To Offer Incentives For Prix Du Gros-Chene

A new incentive programme for the G2 Prix du Gros-Chene was launched by France Galop this spring. In danger of being downgraded from Group 2 to Group 3 status next year, the race now has a quintet of lead-up sprint-race qualifiers where the winner will be automatically entered in the June 2 1000-metre sprint and the €1,200 entry fee will be waived. Two of the five qualifying races have already taken place, the Prix Cor de Chasse at Deauville on Apr. 9, won by Vicious Harry (Fr) (Harry Angel {Ire}),...

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