2012 Clark Handicap betting & picks

Shackleford Clark Handicap picks & betting

The CLARK HANDICAP from Churchill Downs has been upgraded to Grade  1 status on the strength of its recent winners. Horses like Saint Liam, Einstein, Blame and Wise Dan have strengthened the reputation of the 9 furlongs race. This year’s race will go forward at 5:35 ET on Friday. POOL PLAY enters this race after […]

Wise Dan set to tackle Clark Handicap

Wise Dan

  Be sure to check out Twinspires.com to bet this race along with all of the other great races on Thanksgiving weekend. The 2010 Clark Handicap from Churchill Downs resulted in a controversial disqualification of Charles Lopresti’s Successful Dan that gave Giant Oak his first Grade I victory. Successful Dan hasn’t competed since then, but his half […]

Successful Dan disqualification in the Clark Handicap a suspect call


If you bet Successful Dan in the Clark Handicap like I did, then you are probably upset with the outcome. The Charles Lopresti trainee was CLEARLY the best horse in the race, but had top honors taken from him by stewards without just cause. With Julien Leparoux in the irons, the gelding was rank and tugging […]

Free Picks: Clark Handicap, Cigar Mile and Gazelle Stakes


Admittedly, I’ve been a bit cold lately. It happens to all of us. Super Bowl winner Drew Brees has bad games from time to time, and National League MVP Joey Votto goes through slumps. The good thing is they break out of them. I will too. I’ve got three really nice races to analyze for […]