View Full Version : coupling rules Kentucky

05-05-2017, 04:27 PM
Dream Dancing and La Coronel raced uncoupled at Keeneland on 4-13-17. Today, they race coupled at Churchill Downs...what explains this...?

05-05-2017, 04:38 PM
It could be in Kentucky each track has the option but is not required to allow horses with common ownership to run uncoupled, or it could be a change in ownership now requires coupling.

05-05-2017, 08:44 PM
La colonel was entered In another race so If they uncouple and colonel scratches out of this spot, it leaves a blank betting slot, maybe they wanted a continuous 12 vs a 13 horse field w a blank spot.

05-05-2017, 10:19 PM
Probably just a matter of stews/racing secretary having the discretion to eliminate coupling of common ownership in 'paid-in' or stakes races and one track in the state preferring to take advantage of it and add a betting interest and the other track just leaving them coupled as they would be in an ordinary race.