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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Red Mile qualifiers announced, stall applications available

The Red Mile barn area will open on July 14, 2017. Click Here for Stall Application

There will be a $100 per month stall charge for the entire race meet for all non-Kentucky Harness Horsemen’s Association members. Not a KHHA? Click Here for an application

Horses must have a current (12 month) Coggins test, a 10-day federal health certificate, and proof of EHV (Equine Herpes Virus) shots within the last 6 months.

Qualifiers will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 and Friday, July 21, 2017; enter the day before by 9:30 am.

First draw day will be Monday, July 24, 2017 for Thursday, July 24.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Friskie Stage takes the Gerald Russell Memorial at Thunder Ridge Raceway



Thunder Ridge horsemen honoring Gerald Russell


Even though Friskie Stage, with owner, trainer, driver Derrick Flowers crossed the finish line first, he wasn't the only winner of the race for maiden pacers. The Third Lady, owned by Herman Hagerman and trained and driven by James Stiltner II may have finished second but was the winner of the memorial blanket.

Flowers came out of the gate third from post one with Friskie Stage, but he wasted no time making his move to the lead just before the half. He went on to win easily by six lengths in 2:01. The three year old colt by Feelin Friskie out of the Beach Towel mare, Asian Paradise N, broke his maiden in just his fourth career start.

Friskie Stage with Derrick Flowers winning the Gerald Russell Memorial Maiden Pace


Gerald, known for his racing stories dating back many years, was even more known at Thunder Ridge for stiffing his maiden pacers there. He would always talk about getting in trouble for his 'lack of effort' on them, saying I couldn't win for that purse when my horse is good enough to win at The Red Mile for more money. It was only fitting that the second place finisher of the maiden pace in his honor received the blanket. The winner will get a special gift as well. His passing late last year was heartbreaking to his racing family and he is dearly missed this season at the races.

Gerald warming up a horse in 2016

Gerald holding his last winner in the Thunder Ridge winner's circle in 2016

Gerald warming up a horse in 2016

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

They're Off And Racing At Thunder Ridge




Live Racing began today, April 12th at Thunder Ridge Raceway in Prestonsburg, KY. There were four races on the opening night program, with last years leading driver taking two of those.

Friday, March 24, 2017

2017 KYSS Nominations

2017 2 Year Old KYSS Nominations

Colt Pacers: 65
Colt Trotters: 83
Filly Pacers: 56
Filly Trotters: 88
Total: 292

2017 3 Year Old KYSS Nominations

Colt Pacers: 13
Colt Trotters: 13
Filly Pacers: 20
Filly Trotters: 14
Total: 60


Click Here for complete list:
2017 2 year old KYSS nominations
2017 3 year old KYSS nominations

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2017 Kentucky Sire Stakes

The first of three nomination payments for the 3 year olds eligible for the 2017 Kentucky Sire Stakes must be postmarked no later than February 15th.  The first payment for 2 year olds eligible must be postmarked no later than March 15th.

 Click Here for nomination form.

2017 2 year olds eligible to make payments: Click Here
2017 3 year olds eligible to make payments: Click Here

For more information on the KYSS visit: http://www.khrc.ky.gov/Pages/KYSS.aspx

2017 Kentucky Fair Racing

Nominations for Kentucky Fair Racing must be postmarked no later than February 15th.
Click Here for a nomination form from the Kentucky Colt Association.

There have been changes for eligibility for horses nominating this year;
ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS FOR NOMINATION: 3yo:  Each 3yo Colt or Filly must be Sired by a stallion registered with the Kentucky  Standardbred Development fund; or 3 yr old whose dam was partially or wholly owned by resident of Ky. at time of conception; or 3 yr old owned or partially owned by a Ky. resident at time of nomination and remain Ky. owner entire fair season. 2yo: All 2yo MUST be "Kentucky Bred" (Stallions registered with KY Standardbred Development Fund or Mares registered with Ky. Standardbred Breeders Incentive Program.)

For all information about the Kentucky Fair Circuit visit http://kentuckycoltassociation.com/home.html




Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Red Mile 2016

It's time for live racing to return to The Red Mile. Racing will be every Sunday, Thursday and Saturday beginning July 24th until September 17th. Post Time each evening will be at 7:00 pm. Filly & Mare preferred races are wrote for Thursdays.

Condition Sheets

The Grand Circuit meet follows, beginning September 29th until October 9th. Race days will be Thursday through Sunday.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Ballard County Fair 06-13-16

Race 1: Three Year Old Colt Pace
Whiskery
Owners: Jimmy & Oneita Wolaver
Trainer/Driver: Tyler Shehan
2:02.4

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Thunder Ridge Awards Leading Driver & Trainer Titles

Thunder Ridge concluded the 2016 meet on Friday with Randy D Crisler as leading driver and James Stiltner II as leading trainer.

Crisler had 24 wins in 77 starts, with a UDRS of .504, over the 21-day meet. He was also the leading driver last year at Thunder Ridge. Originally from Crystal Springs, MS, Crisler quickly became a household name in Kentucky and has recently started driving in Ohio. He will now go to Bluegrass Downs in Paducah, KY to defend his 2015 driving title there and Scioto Downs in Ohio. He was followed in driving wins by James Stiltner II, Antonio Love and Tyler Shehan.

Randy D Crisler


Leading trainer James Stiltner II had 19 wins in 89 starts with a UDRS of .449. Stiltner is from Van Lear, KY and races his stable mainly in Kentucky and Ohio. He has won leading trainer and driver titles multiple times at Thunder Ridge. He was followed in training wins by Harley Emerson, Gary Neafus, Geremy Bobbitt, and Calvin Harris.

James Stiltner II





Bluegrass Downs

Qualifiers will be held June 7th, declare by 10:00 am Monday, June 6th.

The race office will open at 9:00 am for entries. Scratch time is 10:00 am the day following the draw - call judges.

Race Office Numbers: Toll Free: 888-932-0202  Local: 270-442-4626  Fax: 270-442-1993
Track Number: 270-444-7117 - Race office extension 114; Judges extensions 115 & 121

http://horsemen.ustrotting.com/conditionsheet.cfm?condition_sheet_id=58095

Condition Sheet: Click Here


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thunder Ridge Racing 04-22-16

Race 1 - FM NW $800 Last 4
My Shiyen
Owner/Trainer: Harley Emerson
Driver: Randy D Crisler
1:57.4

Thunder Ridge Racing 05-19-16

Race 1: Claiming $5000
Tough Love
Owner: Chad Webb
Trainer/Driver: Gary Neafus
1:57.4

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Thunder Ridge Racing 05-20-16

Race 1: NW $500 Last 4
Friskies Cheapsuit
Owner: Pamela Melton
Trainer/Driver: James Stiltner II
1:57

Thunder Ridge Racing 05-25-16

Race 1: NW 2 Races Life
Heels N Hollers
Owner: Julieann Sensat
Trainer: James Redfern
Driver: Randy D Crisler
2:01.1

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thunder Ridge Racing 05-13-16

Race 1: Claiming $2000
You Slay Me
Owner/Trainer: Calvin Harris
Driver:Antonio Love
1:58.3

Thunder Ridge Racing 05-18-16

Race 1: Claiming $2000
B Blissfull
Owner: Susan Viars
Trainer: Jimmy Viars
Driver: Antonio Love
2:02

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Thunder Ridge 04-21-16

Race 1: Winners Over $1500 Last 4
Nordic Venture
Owner: Tony Maione
Trainer: Gary Campbell
Driver: Tyler Shehan
1:57.2

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Cobalt regulations take effect in Kentucky

Cobalt regulations took effect in Kentucky on January 4, 2016. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission provided the following notification to horsemen:

Thunder Ridge 4-20-16

Race 1: NW 5 Races Life

Twilight Princess
Owner/Trainer: Donna Gilson-Eferstein
Driver: Al Eferstein
1:54.1

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Thunder Ridge 04-15-16

Race 1: F&M NW $500 Last 4
Lashonda
Owner/Trainer: Harley Emerson 
Driver: Randy D Crisler
1:59.4


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Kentucky April Stakes Payments

Payments for two and three year olds for the Kentucky Stakes and the Kentucky Fair Stakes need to be postmarked by April 15th.

Nomination Forms:
Kentucky Sire Stakes - Click Here
Kentucky Fair Stakes - Click Here

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Thunder Ridge 2016

It's almost time again for live racing at Thunder Ridge! Qualifiers will be held April 8th & 12th at 6pm and racing will begin April 13th. Racing will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through May 27th.

Phone numbers for Thunder Ridge... Race office: Direct- 606-886-1977. Track- 606-886-7223. Fax- 606-886-7225.

Condition sheets can be found at: Click Here

Condition sheet for qualifiers: Click Here

Also, 2016 race dates and KY sire stake eligibles have been updated on the home page.

Good luck to all racing this year in Kentucky!!


Check back for updates throughout the year!

Monday, June 1, 2015

KHHA Meeting

There will be a Kentucky Harness Horsemen's Association meeting on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Bayou Bluegrass Catering (861 South Broadway, Lexington, KY 40504).