Colonial Colony, the stretch-running winner of the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) earlier this year, gains the services of patient Pat Day in the 130th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap (gr. II) on Nov. 26.
Churchill Downs' all-time leader in wins and stakes triumphs has been named by trainer Dallas Stewart to ride Lakeside Farm's Colonial Colony, who will be saddled by Stewart for the first time in the 1 1/8-mile Clark.
"I've had some luck with that guy," said Stewart. "He'll fit that horse well. They'll go together, like (trainer) Wayne Lukas said, like 'bacon and eggs'."
Stewart, a former assistant trainer to the Lukas, and Day enjoyed their greatest success as a team in the 2001 Breeders' Cup at Belmont Park. Day rallied Roger Devenport's Unbridled Elaine to win the $2 million Distaff (gr. I) for Stewart.
Day got acquainted with Colonial Colony in a six-furlong breeze at Churchill Downs on Friday. The Clark will be the 6-year-old's first race since a sixth-place finish in the Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar.