Allied Racing Stable’s multiple graded stakes winner By My Standards is probable to enter next Friday’s $500,000 Clark Stakes following a half-mile move in :49.40 Friday at Churchill Downs. Also donning the Friday morning work tab was Rupp Racing’s three-time Grade 3 winner Owendale, who worked an easy half-mile in :49.20 for trainer Brad Cox.
On Friday morning, trainer Bret Calhoun reported via text that By My Standards, the recent eighth-place finisher in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), would likely be his lone entrant to the 1 1/8-mile race.
The Clark is the centerpiece of a fantastic Thanksgiving week of racing beneath the Twin Spires. Inaugurated in 1875, the Clark will be the featured race on the Friday program at Churchill Downs. Entries will be taken Sunday.
The likely entrants to the race include Bodexpress, By My Standards, Code of Honor, In Love (BRZ) and Plus Que Parfait. Coastal Defense and Mr. Freeze are possible to enter the race, according to trainer Dale Romans.
One day prior on Thanksgiving will be the 105th running of the $200,000 Falls City (G2) for fillies and mares 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles. Entries for Thursday’s card will be drawn Saturday.
On Saturday, Nov. 28, the card will feature all 2-year-olds races for “Stars of Tomorrow II.” The headlining races will be the 94th running of the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) and its counterpart for fillies, the $200,000 Golden Rod (G2).
The likely field for the Kentucky Jockey Club includes Arabian Prince (trainer Dallas Stewart), Inspector Frost (Brad Cox), King Fury (Kenny McPeek), Super Stock (Steve Asmussen) and Swill (Cox).
The likely field for the Golden Rod includes Coach (Cox), Lady Traveler (Dale Romans), Roc’s Princess (Billy Gowan), Simply Ravishing (McPeek) and Travel Column (Cox).
Entries for Saturday’s program will be drawn Wednesday.