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Game On Dude, Will Take Charge Vie for Championship Honors in Clark Handicap

Game On Dude, a seven-time Grade I winner in California, will break from the rail and Travers (GI) champ Will Take Charge, who lost the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) by a nose, landed post No.

Holiday Betting Bargains Abound in Earliest Kentucky Derby Future Wager, But 'All Others" Heavily Favored

Thanksgiving Weekend racing fans looking for great deals on contenders for the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) have  opportunities this week to do their earliest shopping ever as Churchill DownsKentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) opens a four-day run on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

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...

45-1 Longshot Potomac River Springs Upset in Churchill Downs' River City

Maribel RuelasPotomac River, the longest shot in the field of 10 three-year-olds and up, made a bold five-wide move on the far turn and rolled to a two-length victory over Set the Sail in the 36th running of the $116,300 River City Handicap (Grade III) on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

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.

Golden Ticket Bound for Clark; Will Take Charge Works Friday, Believe You Can Out of Falls City

The prospective field for the 139th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) now includes another Grade I winner following trainer Kenny McPeek’s decision to run Magic City Thoroughbred PartnersGolden Ticket in the Nov. 29 race.

Churchill Downs Adjusts Fall Purses; Two Stakes Reduced, Two Races Dropped

As it engages ongoing competitive challenges that include gaming-enhanced purses at other racetracks and continued growth of casino competition in its home region, Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) has announced a reduction in purses that will affect four races scheduled during the eight days remaining in the 25-day Fall Meet that continues through Saturday, Nov. 30.

Saturday's Grade III River City Lures Overflow Field of 15 Grass Horses

An overflow field of 15 horses, led by defending champ Keep Up and starting high weight Daddy Nose Best, has been entered for Saturday’s 36th running of the $100,000-added River City Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs.

Pending Weight Assignment, 'All Systems Are Go' for Game On Dude;s Clark Bid

Game On Dude is reported to be doing well following his disappointing run in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) and trainer Bob Baffert said Wednesday that it was “all systems go” for a journey by his veteran to Churchill Downs for the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (GI) on Friday, Nov. 29.

'Dude,' Will Take Charge Top Clark, Oaks Winner Believe You Can Heads Falls City as Nominees for Final Fall Stakes Released

A showdown between two of the top stars in American racing looms at Churchill Downs on Friday, Nov.

Ramseys' Emotional Kitten Flies Late Under Espinoza to Win Grade II Mrs. Revere

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Emotional Kitten overcame early struggles with the “good” turf course and found her best footing late to run down versatile New York-bred Effie Trinket and win Saturday night’s 23rd running of the $205,100 Mrs. Revere (Grade II) by a half-length before a crowd of 12,222 at Churchill Downs.

 

Canadian Invader River Seven Rallies Late Under Bridgmohan To Win Commonwealth Turf

Canadian invader River Seven, racing for the first time south of his home country’s border, wore down Frac Daddy near the finish under jockey Shaun Bridgmohan to score a half-length victory over 11 rivals in the 10th running of the $115,400 Commonwealth Turf (Grade III) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on the grass Sa

Clark Contender Will Take Charge, Falls City-Bound Oaks Winner Believe You Can Work

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Abbott Makes Churchill Downs Bow with Mid-Atlantic Invader Nellie Cashman

Sycamore Stable’s Nellie Cashman got her first view of the historic Twin Spires of Churchill Downs on Friday morning when she galloped around the Louisville track in preparation for her run in Saturday evening’s $175,000-added Mrs. Revere (Grade II) for 3-year-old fillies on the turf.

Pierce Ships Duo From Canada's Legendary Sam-Son Farm for Saturday Turf Stakes

Canada’s legendary Sam-Son Farm has enjoyed some wonderful moments beneath Churchill Downs’ famed Twin Spires, but it has been some time since its distinctive red silks with gold sleeves have visited the winner’s circle after a major race here.

20 Things to Know About Saturday Night's 'Downs After Dark'

1. Admission gates for Downs After Dark Presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodkawill open Saturday at 3 p.m. (all times Eastern) and the first of 10 races will begin at 4:30 p.m. The final race will be 9:08 p.m. and the on-track party will continue in Club 140 until 10:30 p.m.

Kentucky Derby Disappointment Frac Daddy Seeks Redemption in 'Downs After Dark's' Commonwealth Turf

Magic City Thoroughbreds’ Frac Daddy, a disappointing 16th on the first Saturday in May in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!