Headlines for Wednesday, November 23, 2011

  • Comma to the Top returns in the Vernon O. Underwood Stakes.

    Underwood Marks Return of Comma to the Top

    Trainer Bob Baffert entered a trio led by Euroears in the $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes Nov. 26, a race that has also attracted grade I winner Comma to the Top, returning from an extended layoff.

  • Bob Black Jack will make his turf debut in the Citation.

    Bob Black Jack Makes Turf Debut in Citation

    Second in his return to racing following a 20-month layoff, grade I winner Bob Black Jack will make his turf debut for trainer James Kasparoff in the $250,000 Citation Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park Nov. 26.

  • May Night Stakes winner Lady Cohiba

    Demoiselle Draws Promising 10-Horse Field

    The Demoiselle Stakes, an important race for juvenile fillies under early consideration for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), drew a full field of 10 promising young females headlined by Lady Cohiba and Awalkinthemoonlite.

  • 2011 Clark - Predict the Order

    Who will win the Clark Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs? Will it be one of the horses that ran in the Breeders' Cup, or a new face? How will the others finish?

  • Horseman Martin Banned from IN Tracks

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has banned key state racing official Ed Martin Jr. from both Hoosier State Thoroughbred tracks for two years due to an alleged license violation.

  • THS: Clark Handicap 2011

    Jason, Tom, and Steve Pallardy of TwinSpires.com handicap the Clark Handicap from Churchill Downs.

  • Trainer Todd Pletcher sends out Gemologist in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

    Gemologist Tops KY Jockey Club Field

    WinStar Farm and Todd Pletcher hope history will repeat itself, as likely favorite Gemologist leads a field of 11 juveniles in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 26 at Churchill Downs.

  • GGF Waits as Berkeley Lab Choice Delayed

    Golden Gate Fields officials will have to wait until next year to find out if the Albany track will be the preferred site for the second campus of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the Bay Area.

  • THS: Clark Handicap 2011

    Jason, Tom, and Steve Pallardy of TwinSpires.com handicap the Clark Handicap from Churchill Downs. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the 2011 Clark Handicap.

  • Ben's Cat won the off-the-turf Laurel Turf Dash in his last start.

    Ben's Cat, Immortal Eyes to Battle at Penn

    Ben's Cat, a comfortable winner of the off-the-turf Laurel Turf Dash in his last start, hopes to keep the momentum going in the $200,000 Six Bits Handicap at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course Nov. 23.

  • Michael Hernon with Rhumb Line, dam of Zazu.

    Hernon and Zazu: Track and Sales Successes

    As director of sales at Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Michael Hernon works hard to make sure the nursery and its clients enjoy success with their horses. But this year, he had some notable achievements of his own to savor.