November 23, 2012 - 10:38pm
Shackleford goes out a winner.
Shackleford won the $400,000 Clark Handicap before a crowd of adoring fans at Churchill Downs Friday evening. The race was to be the Dale Romans-trained colt’s swan song before retiring to stand stud duty at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.Shackleford broke for the lead under jockey...
November 21, 2012 - 11:00am
Black Friday isn’t just for shopping.
Churchill Downs will host its only fall meet grade one event this Friday when a field of ten contest the $400,000 Clark Handicap at 1 1/8 miles over the dirt.Headlining the field with the top weight of 120 pounds is Dale Romans’ Preakness Stakes winner Shackleford. The four-year-old son of...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Repeat performance for the connections of Animal Kingdom as they win another Vinery Racing Spiral.
Owner Team Valor International and trainer Graham Motion grab back-to-back victories in the Grade 3 $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky. The two teamed last year to win with Animal Kingdom, the eventual winner of the Kentucky Derby. Wearing the...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Will the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes produce another Kentucky Derby winner?
A full field of 12 is set to compete in the Grade 3 $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes this Saturday. The 1 1/8 mile race will be run on the Polytrack at Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky. A victory would guarantee the winner a spot in the Kentucky Derby.Last year’s...
March 5, 2012 - 10:45am
Hansen returns to form with an easy victory in the Grade 3 $400,000 Gotham Stakes.
Mike Maker’s Hansen returned to the champion form he exhibited in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile when he romped home to victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 $400,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack in Jamaica, New York. Covering the 1 1/16 mile dirt course in 1:43.84,...