2012 Clark Handicap (G1)

11/23/2012, Churchill Downs
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5:35 PM ET
1 1/8 m (Dirt)
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What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Clark Handicap (G1)...

This is the story of how a turfwriter developed a new handicapping method and a hero went out a winner.Read More
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  • kathrynr2 · Well told tale about a horse that has brought many fans into the sport ! · 403 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Why do people go to see the Yankees? STARS. Racing continually shoots itself in the leg by not recognizing that. The day I saw John Henry at Anita, the attendance was up 20%...They don't get it and probably never will. · 403 days ago ·
There's nothing like going out a winner, and Shackleford and Stay Thirsty were able to do it in style.Read More
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  • johnsnare · Two really great horses. Will surely miss them, and eagerly await their offspring. Put a smile on the faces of those waiting mares. · 504 days ago ·
  • forego139 · Stay Thirsty was surely missed in the BC at Santa Anita, he sure was one intresting runner who at times looked like a world beater its too bad he has a Jerky owner, as for Shackelford he sure was a great Warrior on the track and will be missed and look forward to the offspring of these two good runners. · 502 days ago ·
Whether or not Shackleford can win the Grade 1 Clark Handicap today, his dam Oatsee has already proven herself a very special broodmare.Read More
Shackleford finished his stellar career in style with a front-running one-length victory over Take Charge Indy in Friday’s 138th running of the Clark Handicap (GI) at Churchill Downs.Read More
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  • mkstorm · So glad that this horse went out a winner because he was so deserving. Enjoy your retirement, Shack! · 509 days ago ·
  • katrina · thats My Boy!! Always Love Shacky!!! · 509 days ago ·
The day after a fantastic renewal of the Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (GI), the top three finishers were in fine order in their stalls at Churchill Downs, but definite plans for each horse have yet to be decided. Read More
Shackleford, a multiple Grade I winner of more than $2.8 million, will seek to end his career on a high note when he makes his final start in Friday’s $400,000-added Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs. Read More
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  • buds · Great race by shack, I new he could wire that field easly. That was like takin candy from a baby. Thanks to all of you Bourbon Courage fans, You talked me into a last minute $20. show bet! · 510 days ago ·
  • rafirox · Your Welcome Buds, LOL. Congrats for cashing. · 510 days ago ·
Shackleford Bourbon Courage Take Charge Indy
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  • Dressage3295 · Since Pool Play was scratched, my top three are Cease, Stealcase, and Mission Impazible, unless Shack is pumped then I replace MI with him · 510 days ago ·
  • cocoa2 · Not sure why everyone bet against him. He wasn't very pumped either. He just made the break and it worked out. · 510 days ago ·
Down to: Bourbon Courage, Fast Falcon, Lunar Victory, and Take Charge Indy
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  • edgaropena · I also like fast falcon. Like his pace style coming down CD's long stretch, lowest weight of the field, and Zito is a sneaky trainer that the betting public often overlook. $5WPS · 510 days ago ·
  • edgaropena · Only issue I am concerned is facing older horses...if Fast Falcon can overcome then he has a legitimate shot. · 510 days ago ·
Alright after research and conversation. I would put Take Charge Indy as my pick to win and Bourbon Courage to place. Toss up to show.
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  • icyhotboo · Actually 6 of the 10 can win but even that figure is dubious due to the fact that form can't be determined as to get even a glimpse of how the race should run. · 511 days ago ·
  • icyhotboo · Unless I find some I haven't yet seen this is a pass for wagering purposes. · 511 days ago ·
I just took a look at the odds....... 15-1 on Bourbon Courage? I am sorry, earlier I said I will bet him 20 dollars place. Now, I bet him 10 dollars Win Show.
1st- Fast Falcon, 2nd- Take Charge Indy, 3rd- Lunar Victory, 4th- Cease
  • rafirox · After handicapping this race, I have found several reasons to bet Take Charge Indy and Bourbon Courage. Bourbon Courage has a devastating kick, and is good at the 1 1/8th distance. He is in form, and tested before. As for TCI. BESIDES THE DERBY, look at Borel when he is on board. He WILL send him with Shackleford. He is proven at 9 furlongs, and best of all: This is his second race off of a layoff, his first race off it was fantastic, I expect him to improve. My bets are: Exacta Box TCI, and Bourbon Courage. 20 dollars to place, on both Bourbon Courage and Take Charge Indy. And, lastly, even though I don't see him winning at all, I have Shack 2 dollars to win, for a souvenior if he wins. Overall 44 dollars bet, good luck! · 513 days ago ·
Shackleford breezed a half-mile on the fast main track at Churchill Downs on Saturday in :47.40 in his first workout since finishing seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (GI). Read More
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  • jay s. · Woops. Don't be surprised if Shack makes his final appearance in the Clark...but I'm not sure I believe it. People love him too much. · 514 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · It would be ashamed to push when there is no shove left. Just like old football players and boxers, one hates to see them hang too long. I know it was the right thing to do when Shug discovered that his great filly Storm Flag Flying, all of a sudden just lost interest. He did the right thing and took her home rather than embarass her further. Hey D. Wayne, see how a class act does it??? · 514 days ago ·
The final week of racing at Churchill Downs is loaded with stakes action and the Louisville track will host five graded stakes events over the final four days of the 21-day Fall Meet. The fields for the stakes races are beginning to take shape and below are lists of horses believed by Churchill Down...Read More
A decision on whether multiple Grade 1 winner Shackleford will run in Saturday’s Cigar Mile Handicap will be made tomorrow, trainer Dale Romans said this morning from Kentucky.Read More
Florida Derby (GI) winner Take Charge Indy continued his preparations for Friday’s $400,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (GI) with a three-furlong workout over the fast main track at Churchill Downs on Sunday morning. Read More
Will the 2011 Preakness winner's last race be in the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs or the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct?Read More
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  • digidot · I would love to see how Groupie Doll would fair against Shack · 517 days ago ·
  • mkstorm · Shack seems to run well at Churchill, but he has won only one race beyond a mile. He'll probably face stiffer competition in the Cigar Mile, but he's never ducked competition before. So I think he should try the Cigar Mile. He'd love to see him win his last race. · 516 days ago ·
Bill Farish Jr.’s Pool Play, eighth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) in his last start, continued his preparations for next Friday’s $400,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (GI) with a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.60 on the fast main track at Churchill Downs on Friday morning. Read More

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