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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.

Will Take Charge Edges Game On Dude in Final Jump of Championship Showdown in Clark Handicap

Willis D. Horton’s Will Take Charge, beaten a nose by Mucho Macho Man in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) on Nov.

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.

Wine Flows at Churchill on Thanksgiving as 'Princess' Romps in Grade II Falls City

Becky Winemiller’s 4-year-old filly Wine Princess concluded her racing career in brilliant style on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs with an authoritative 2 ¾-length win over 8-5 favorite Don’t Tell Sophia in the 98th running of the $165,300 Falls City Handicap (Grade II).

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.

Churchill Downs Offers $1 Draft Beers & Hot Dogs, 50-Cent Sodas As Closing Day 'Thank You' to Fans

When the racing year at Churchill Downs Racetrack winds to a close on Saturday (Nov.

Stonetastic Returns to Churchill Downs in Search of Golden Rod Redemption

The last time Stoneway Farm’s Stonetastic visited Churchill Downs, she returned to her home base in New Jersey with a near-miss loss that was also the first setback in her promising young career.

Almost Famous Made 6-5 Favorite to Land Saturday's "Stars of Tomorrow II" Kentucky Jockey Club

Chuck and Maribeth Sandford’s Almost Famous, one of the nation’s most tantalizing 2-year-old prospects, landed post position No. 1 and heads a field of 10 juveniles entered for Saturday’s 87th running of the $150,000-added Kentucky Jockey Club (Grade II) at Churchill Downs.

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.

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.