Mexican Triple Crown Winner Kukulkan Takes On Allowance Field At Churchill Friday

He won 14 straight races including the Mexican Triple Crown and the Caribbean Classic Stakes at Gulfstream Park, but Kukulkan finished 11th in his first start against North American horses in the G1 Pegasus World Cup in January. Now, the 4-year-old son of Point Determined is preparing for a start at Churchill Downs on Friday, […]

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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 […]

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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,” […]

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‘Weird Draw’ Shouldn’t Hurt Accelerate In Oaklawn Handicap

Grade 1 winner and millionaire Accelerate is the 9-5 program favorite for the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) for older horses Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 1 1/8-mile Oaklawn Handicap, the 10th of 12 races on the closing-day card, is 5:40 p.m. (Central). Doors open Saturday at 10:30 a.m., with a special first post of 12:35 p.m. and the infield will be […]

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$15,000 Claim Hawaakom Wins $500,000 Razorback Handicap

Hawaakom had already proven to be a highly lucrative claim for owner-trainer Wesley Hawley, with total earnings of $625,405 going into Monday’s $500,000 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park. After emerging victorious from the Grade 3 race with an exciting ride up the rails under Corey Lanerie, the 8-year-old gelding by Jazil is approaching millionaire status, […]

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Sonneteer Going For Two In A Row In Monday’s Razorback

Calumet Farm’s Sonneteer attempts to win consecutive races for the first time in his career in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses Monday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 1 1/16-mile Razorback, which goes as the eighth of 10 races, is 4:35 p.m. (Central.) Doors open Monday at 11 a.m., with first post 1:05 p.m. The well-traveled Sonneteer, who is […]

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Gun Runner Fue La Gran Estrella En El Stephen Foster Handicap

La noche sabatina de Churchill Downs tuvo un gran protagonista: Gun Runner. El alazán hijo del argentino Candy Ride dio una demostración de superioridad al ganar de tiro a tiro y por siete cuerpos el Stephen Foster Handicap (G1, $500,000), ante más de 20,000 aficionados que disfrutaron de su despliegue de calidad en el centenario […]

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Gun Runner Busca Su Pase A La Breeders’ Cup Classic En El Stephen Foster Handicap

El purasangre #4 del mundo, según el ranking de Longines, regresa a la acción. Luego de su viaje a Meydan, donde llegó segundo detrás de Arrogate en la Dubai World Cup (G1), Gun Runner, propiedad de Winchell Thoroughbreds y WinStar Farm, está listo para buscar un nuevo triunfo este sábado, cuando enfrente a siete rivales […]

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Effinex Will Attempt Title Defense Against Strong Clark Handicap Field

Defending winner Effinex will bid to become a rare two-time winner of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s $500,000 Grade I Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare when he faces a strong group of nine rivals that includes a trio of Grade I winners in Hoppertunity, Noble Bird and Shaman Ghost and top 3-year-old Gun Runner in the […]

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