Shackleford is among those nominated to the Clark Handicap.

Shackleford is among those nominated to the Clark Handicap.

Rick Samuels

Nominees for Clark, Other Stakes Released

Clark contenders head 158 nominations for closing-week stakes at Churchill Downs.

Nominations for five graded stakes events to be run during closing week at Churchill Downs were released Nov. 10.

Headlining 158 runners are Shackleford , Game on Dude, Take Charge Indy, Pool Play, and Coil, all among 30 nominated for the 138th running of the $400,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr.I). Weights for the Clark will be announced Nov. 16.

Thirteen fillies and mares were nominated for the 97th running of the $150,000 Falls City Handicap (gr. II), including grade I winner Daisy Devine and multiple graded stakes winners Afleeting Lady, Arena Elvira, Brushed by a Star, Joyful Victory, Juanita, and Salty Strike. Weights for the Thanksgiving Day race Nov. 22, will also be announced Nov. 16. 
Fifty-one 2-year-old colts and geldings were nominated for the 86th running of the $150,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (gr. II) on the Stars of Tomorrow II program Nov. 24. The list of nominations includes Iroquois (gr. III) winner Uncaptured , Nashua (gr. II) winner Violence , and Futurity (gr. II) winner Overanalyze 
Twenty-seven 2-year-old fillies were nominated for the 69th running of the $150,000 Golden Rod (gr. II), also on Nov. 24. Multiple grade I winner Executiveprivilege, second by a length in the Nov. 2 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), leads the list of nominations that also includes Pocahontas (gr. II) winner Sign.
The list of nominations for the 35th running of the $100,000 River City Handicap (gr. III) on closing day, Nov. 25, includes grade II winners Dominus  and Guys Reward. Weights for the River City will be announced Nov. 18.