Churchill Downs

YESTERDAY November 26, 2014
Big fields have been entered for the twin 2-year-old stakes that anchor a terrific Stars of Tomorrow card Saturday at Churchill Downs.
It may or may not apply to the Clark Handicap, but a sweep of the top six places by 3-year-olds in the Breeders’ Cup Classic sure seems to illustrate the strength of the division this year.
Last fall, when Churchill Downs tried a future wager pool in late November for the first time, only one of the 23 separately listed horses eventually made it to the 2014 Kentucky Derby: Ride On Curlin, who ran seventh at 17-1. The “all others” option ...
DRF Formulator Facts for Churchill's Clark Handicap on Friday, November 28 by Michael Hogan.
November 25, 2014
A field of nine 3-year-olds and up has been entered for a well-matched renewal of the Grade 1, $500,000 Clark Handicap, to be run Friday for the 141st time at Churchill Downs.
The mutuel field is an overwhelming morning-line favorite in the first pool of the 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which is set to open Friday.
After the sensational year she’s already had, a victory for Don’t Tell Sophia in the Falls City Handicap would be like, well, the Cool Whip on the pumpkin pie.
November 24, 2014
Phil Sims went about 70 miles out of his way to breeze Don’t Tell Sophia at Churchill Downs toward the Falls City Handicap, reserving judgment on whether to confirm his stable star until entries were taken Sunday for the Thanksgiving Day feature.
Al Stall Jr. knows how to gauge the depth of the Clark Handicap.
“Blame won the Clark in 2009, when it was a Grade 2,” Stall said, referring to his all-time best horse, who a year later was voted champion older male after winning the Breeders’ Cup ...
The severity of the local weather having eased, Churchill Downs will resume Wednesday with the primary focus turning to the quality (and quantity) of racing during the final week of the fall meet.