Ack Ack

Mr Freeze, Albarado Team Up To Win Ack Ack At Churchill Downs

Jim Bakke and Gerald Isbister’s Mr Freeze circled three-wide on the turn for home, grabbed the lead at the quarter pole and held a rallying Thirstforlife at bay in deep stretch by 1 ½ lengths to win Saturday night’s 27th renewal of the $150,000 Ack Ack  (Grade III) at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Mr Freeze, a 4-year-old son of To Honor and Serve, ran one mile […]

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DeRosa Handicaps Saturday’s Mandatory Payout Of Churchill Downs’ Single 6 Jackpot

Churchill Downs’ 20-cent Single 6 Jackpot, which totaled $67,885 at the start of Friday’s 10-race program, will be paid out on Saturday night. The mandatory Single 6 Jackpot payout – part of a spectacular evening of racing under the lights for “Downs After Dark” presented by Budweiser – will span Races 4-9 starting at 7:26 […]

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Geroux Poised To Bring Home Stakes Triple Saturday Night At Churchill Downs

Jockey Florent Geroux is poised to attempt a stakes triple Saturday night at Churchill Downs as he rides a trio of top contenders in the $250,000 Lukas Classic presented by Budweiser (Grade III), $150,000 Ack Ack presented by GE Appliances (GIII) and $125,000 Jefferson Cup (Listed). “It’s always fun to have lots of chances at […]

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Breeders’ Cup Distaff Still The Goal For Champion Monomoy Girl

Champion Monomoy Girl has yet to make it to the races in 2019, but trainer Brad Cox told drf.com that the 4-year-old daughter of Tapizar is about three works away from her seasonal debut. The goal is still for the filly to start in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff in early November at Santa Anita Park, Cox said. […]

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Seeking The Soul’s ‘Legit’ Ack Ack Victory Has Stewart Thinking Breeders’ Cup

The smile on trainer Dallas Stewart’s face was hard to miss Sunday morning at Churchill Downs following Seeking the Soul’s gutsy 1 ¼-length victory in the $100,000 Ack Ack Presented by GE Appliances (Grade III) Saturday night. Now, the six-time winner is likely headed to the Breeders’ Cup, according to Stewart. “That was a legit […]

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Seeking The Soul Bounces Back From Poor Woodward Showing, Wins Ack Ack

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul could be headed to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs after scoring a 1 ¼-length victory over Nice Not Nice and Giant Expectations in Saturday night’s 26th renewal of the $100,000 Ack Ack Presented by GE Appliances (Grade III) beneath the historic Twin Spires. […]

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Landeros ‘Thrilled For The Opportunity’ To Pilot Warrior’s Club In Ack Ack

Saturday’s $100,000 Ack Ack Presented by GE Appliances (Grade III) will mark the third time that jockey Chris Landeros has sat aboard multiple-stakes winner Warrior’s Club, and the 30-year-old journeyman rider hopes to celebrate with the Churchill Downs Racing Club’s 200 members in the winner’s circle. “It’s such a cool story with this horse,” Landeros […]

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Churchill Downs Racing Club Has High Hopes For Warrior’s Club In Saturday’s Ack Ack

Churchill Downs Racing Club’s Warrior’s Club, winner of the 2016 $200,000 Spendthrift Stallion Stakes and recent Saratoga allowance victor, is ready for a chance to land his first graded stakes triumph in Saturday’s 25th running of the $100,000 Ack Ack Stakes (GIII) at Churchill Downs. “Winning at Saratoga this summer was pretty special,” Hall of […]

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The Player Wins ‘Confidence-Booster’ At Ellis, Points To Ack Ack

Trainer Buff Bradley put The Player in Sunday’s $42,000 Ellis Park allowance feature with the intention of getting a confidence boost in the 4-year-old colt’s third start off a year’s layoff. Mission accomplished as The Player took command through the stretch for a two-length victory over Shut the Box. The Player pushed the pace before […]

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