clark handicap

Seeking The Soul ‘Right Where You Want Him To Be’ For Dubai World Cup

Doubt Dallas Stewart’s chances at your own risk. Too many times has the equal parts charismatic-and-capable conditioner brought a horse into a big race who seemed a cut below the best and proceeded to take home a considerable chunk of the purse. The names have been written about ad nauseam—Lemons Forever (47-1, 1st, Kentucky Oaks), […]

Continue reading
Dubai World Cup: Stewart Pleased ‘To Get A Good Work In’ With Seeking The Soul

Following a busy Saturday morning of workers, Charles Fipke’s Grade I winner Seeking the Soul went out to the Fair Grounds main track during a special designated time of 11:40 am CT to record another work towards the Group 1 $12 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse on March 30. Trained by Dallas Stewart, […]

Continue reading
‘Right On Target’ Bravazo Fires Another Bullet Toward Pegasus

Millionaire Bravazo posted a bullet workout in company Wednesday morning at Oaklawn in preparation for his 4-year-old debut in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) on Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Breezing with stablemate Royal Edition, a 4-year-old maiden, Bravazo covered five furlongs over a muddy track in 1:00.60. Royal Edition went in 1:01.60. […]

Continue reading
Pegasus ‘On The Table’ For Clark Handicap Winner Leofric

With Leofric’s indomitable victory in Friday’s $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I), trainer Brad Cox is looking ahead to 2019 for a 6-year-old campaign that includes several options, including the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (GI) at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26. “The Pegasus is an option that we’ll keep on […]

Continue reading
Leofric Fends Off Bravazo For First Grade 1 Win In Clark Handicap

Steve Landers’ Leofric proved dead game in Friday’s Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs. Off as the 3-1 third choice, the 5-year-old son of Candy Ride rode the rail around the backstretch, angled out in the turn and battled down the stretch to finish a head in front of 2-1 Bravazo on the wire. […]

Continue reading
Lukas, In Search Of Third Clark Triumph, Hoping Bravazo Still On Improve

Calumet Farm’s multiple graded stakes-placed Bravazo has danced in all of the major dances of 2018 including all three legs of the Triple Crown, the Haskell Invitational (Grade I), Travers Stakes (GI) and the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (GI). But Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas believes the 3-year-old colt could be improving at […]

Continue reading
Ahead Of Grade 1 Clark, Leofric Has ‘Gotten Better With Age’

Steve Landers Racing’s Fayette Stakes (Grade 2) winner Leofric has not finished worse than fourth throughout his 13-race career but the flashy gray son of Candy Ride (ARG) is hoping to breakthrough for his first Grade I victory in Friday’s G1 Clark Handicap – the premier race of the Fall Meet at Churchill Downs. “He’s just […]

Continue reading
Fipke, Stewart ‘Seeking’ Clark Repeat Against Field Of Eight On Black Friday

Churchill Downs-based star Seeking the Soul is set to bid for repeat glory over his home track in Friday’s 144th running of the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I), the premier race of the historic track’s Fall Meet. The 1 1/8-mile Clark heads a duo of stakes races on the 12-race “Black […]

Continue reading
Clark Handicap: Seeking The Soul ‘Getting Better As The Year Goes On’

Charles Fipke’s 2017 Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) winner Seeking the Soul completed his final major preparation to defend his title in the 1 1/8-mile race with a half-mile breeze in :48.80 Saturday morning at Churchill Downs. “We actually planned on working him at 5:30 a.m. (all times Eastern) but there was […]

Continue reading
Former Claimer Hawaakom Seeks Grade 1 Glory In Clark Handicap

Trainer Wes Hawley believes Hawaakom is set for a peak performance in the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) on Friday, Nov. 23, and hopes his former $15,000 claim can capture an elusive Grade I victory. “I’ve had this horse for a long time around the barn and he’s really showing me he’s ready to go,” […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram