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Churchill Downs Barn Notes: Good Samaritan Hopes for Strong Pace in Friday’s Clark Handicap

By Darren Rogers —- GOOD SAMARITAN HOPES FOR STRONG PACE IN CLARK HANDICAP LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017) – WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, SF Racing and Head of Plains Partners’ Good Samaritan enters Friday’s $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017
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Eagle, Scuba Headline Field for Hawthorne Gold Cup

By Jim Miller —- STICKNEY, IL – Saturday marks the 80th running of the most historic race on Hawthorne’s calendar as the $150,000, Grade 3 Hawthorne Gold Cup returns. To be contested at 1 ¼ miles over the Hawthorne main track, a field of eight has assembled with...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017
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Del Mar: 14 Older Fillies and Mares Tangle Thursday in Red Carpet ‘Cap

DMTC News – From the Wire —- Fourteen older fillies and mares will be tested at the marathon distance of a mile and three-eighths on the grass as the highlight of an eight-race holiday program of Thoroughbred racing Thanksgiving Thursday in the $100,000 Red Carpet...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017
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Fair Grounds Barn Notes: Stall on Top After Four-Bagger Opening Day

By Michael Adolphson —- • Much Trouble Impresses Amoss • Daughter of Ashado Tops ‘Black Friday’ 2-Year-Old Maiden STALL ON TOP AFTER FOUR-BAGGER OPENING DAY Trainer Al Stall Jr. went into Opening Day with the best chance to have a big day and his barn succeeded in such by...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017
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Thanksgiving ‘Cap Headlines Fair Grounds Traditional Opening Day Card

By Rick Francis —- The 93rd running of the Thanksgiving Handicap headlines the traditional opening of the 146th Fair Grounds meet; let’s take a look at the starting field. Race 9), Thanksgiving Handicap 3YO & UP 6 Furlongs Post Time 3:05 CST Charming Deputy (1),...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017
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‘ALL OTHERS’ STRONGLY FAVORED IN FIRST KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURES POOL

By Darren Rogers —- First Turn, Derby 143; CD Photo ‘ALL OTHERS’ STRONGLY FAVORED IN FIRST KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURES POOL, BUT STRONG SUPPORT EXPECTED FOR BREEDERS’ CUP HERO GOOD MAGIC, BOLT D’ORO Wagering on Four-Day Pool Opens Thanksgiving Day, Concludes Sunday, Nov. 26 at 6...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017
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Churchill Downs News Release: Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager Returns

By Darren Rogers —- KENTUCKY DERBY SIRE FUTURE WAGER RETURNS; POOL OPEN THURSDAY AND CLOSES SUNDAY AT 6 P.M. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, Nov. 20, 2017) – Offspring sired by Curlin – led by Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) top two Good Magic and Solomini – are 8-1 odds...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017
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OLDSMAR OVAL SET FOR BANNER SEASON; SEVERAL HIGH-TECH ADDITIONS

By Mike Henry —- OLDSMAR, FL. – After a season in which it hosted the winners of two Triple Crown races and a Breeders’ Cup race, Tampa Bay Downs is set to resume its 2017-2018 racing season with Saturday’s “Opening Day” card. Post time for the first of 10 races is 12:25...
Posted On 22 Nov 2017
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DADDYS LIL DARLING TOPS DEEP CAST IN GRADE II, $200,000 MRS. REVERE

By Darren Rogers —- LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017) – Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) runner-up Daddys Lil Darling headlines a contentious field of 3-year-old fillies entered in Friday’s 27th running of the $200,000 Mrs. Revere (GII) at Churchill Downs. The Mrs....
Posted On 20 Nov 2017
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Churchill Downs Notes: Romans, Jones Look to Future With Kentucky Jockey Club Probable Tiz Mischief

By Darren Rogers —- Dale Romans; Anne M. Eberhardt Photo ROMANS, JONES LOOK TO FUTURE WITH KENTUCKY JOCKEY CLUB PROBABLE TIZ MISCHIEF LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017) – Trainer Dale Romans has always described long-term owner Frank Jones Jr. as a “father figure” and...
Posted On 20 Nov 2017
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