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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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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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Aqueduct: Grade 3 Comely, Key Cents, Gio Ponti Stakes Previews

By Heather Pettinger —- Miss Sky Warrior back at the Big A for G3 Comely on Black Friday OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Arlene’s Sun Star Stable’s Miss Sky Warrior will get back to the site of some of her biggest victories in the Grade 3, $250,000 Comely for...
Posted On 20 Nov 2017
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LOCAL HEROES THE PLAYER, HONORABLE DUTY BRACE FOR GRADE I INVADERS DIVERSIFY, HOPPERTUNITY IN CHURCHILL DOWNS’ $500,000 CLARK HANDICAP

By Darren Rogers —- Field of Nine Entered for 143rd Running of Highlight of Popular ‘Black Friday’ Racing Program LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017) – Churchill Downs-based rising stars The Player and Honorable Duty are set to bid for glory over their home track, but...
Posted On 20 Nov 2017
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Aqueduct: Ready for Rye poised to return to dirt in G3 Fall Highweight on Thanksgiving

NYRA RELEASE —- Brown to saddle three contenders in Winter Memories OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Chalk Racing’s Ready for Rye will again make the switch from turf to dirt in the Grade 3, $200,000 Fall Highweight on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, at Aqueduct Racetrack. For...
Posted On 20 Nov 2017
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