Friday, November 23, 2012
Shackleford Wires the Clark Handicap
Preakness winner Shackleford wired the field in the Clark Handicap, signature race for older horses in the Churchill Downs fall meeting, pushing his earnings over the $3 million mark with his sixth win in 20 starts, all against the best of his generation. The Forestry colt, trained by Dale Romans, ran his usual race, storming to the lead and holding off all challengers, in this case Florida Derby winner Take Charge Indy and Super Derby victor Bourbon Courage. This was scheduled to be Shackleford's last race and the fan favorite goes to stud at Darby Dan Farm where his matings will involve a fee of $20,000.