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Statement from Trainer Pat Byrne on Late Scratch of Favored Almost Famous from Kentucky Jockey Club

“He popped a “stone gravel” – a stone bruise. It popped out of his coronet band yesterday. He’s sound on it and we were able to treat it topically. He was fine this morning. The state vet was here and she thought he was sound. But I know he’s not quite 100 percent, and as the day has gone on some infection has been building up in the foot.

Will Take Charge Well on Morning After Stirring Clark Handicap Victory

On the morning after his dramatic, last-gasp victory over favored Game On Dude in the 139th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I), Willis D.

Romans Positions Juveniles for Spring; Wine Princess Well, Prepares for Departure for New Career

After an uncharacteristically slow start following his first Eclipse Award season as a trainer, Dale Romans gained momentum in the second half of 2013 largely on the strength of promising young horses in his barn.

Game On Dude Gallops During Brief Training Window; Our Double Play Looks for Clark Home Run

After dusk-to-dawn work in bone-chilling temperatures by Churchill Downs’ track maintenance team, there was a small window for training activity over the main track early Thanksgiving morning, and California-based visitor Game On Dude made the most of it.

Game On Dude Arrives, Settles In for Clark; Clark Post for Will Take Charge OK by Lukas

The major players for Friday’s 139th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) are now in place at Churchill Downs following the early afternoon arrival of morning line favorite Game On Dude early Wednesday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

Easter Gift Arrives Tuesday for Run Against Game On Dude, Will Take Charge in Friday's Clark

While the journey of seven-time Grade I winner Game On Dude to Churchill Downs for Friday’s $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) has been much discussed, another Clark hope will ship to the track with much less fanfare on Tuesday.

Rags-to-Riches Mare Don't Tell Sophia Heads Grade II Falls City on Thanksgiving at the Downs

A field of nine fillies and mares, led by Grade II winners Don’t Tell Sophia and Fiftyshadesofhay, has been entered for the 98th running of the $150,000-added Falls City Handicap (Grade II) on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs.

Game On Dude Works at Hollywood, Ships Wednesday for Run in Friday's Clark Handicap

Eclipse Award hopeful Game On Dude worked a strong four furlongs at Betfair Hollywood Park on Sunday and afterward trainer Bob Baffert said his seven-time Grade I stakes winner would ship to Churchill Downs on Wednesday to compete in Friday’s 139th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare Read more ›

Clark Handicap Hopes Golden Ticket, Bourbon Courage, Finnegans Wake Work

A trio of contenders for Friday’s 139th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) took advantage of Saturday morning’s dry weather and a fast track to turn in their final works in preparation for the premiere race of Churchill Downs’ 25-day Fall Meet.

Will Take Charge Works for Clark Handicap; Game On Dude Assigned 126 for Clark

Willis D. Horton’s Will Take Charge, a top contender for the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) on Nov. 30, was on the Churchill Downs track the instant it opened at 6 a.m. (all times EST) on Friday for his final work for next week’s race.