Tapiture put away early leader Laddie Boy in early stretch and then drew off to register a 4 ¼-length knockout victory in the $175,200 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes Saturday, Nov. 30 at Churchill Downs.
Multiple Grade 1 winner Game On Dude and Travers Stakes victor Will Take Charge both drew well, considering their respective racing styles, when post positions were assigned for the $500,000-added Clark Handicap.
Grade III winner Madly Truly will return to Churchill Downs and dirt racing for the first time since her maiden special weight debut four races ago when she starts in the $150,000 Golden Rod Stakes Nov. 30.
Fort Larned completed serious preparation the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park with a five-furlong workout under jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. early Monday morning Oct. 28 at Churchill Downs.
Defending Breeders' Cup Classic winner Fort Larned worked a sharp five furlongs in 1:00 ⅗ in company Oct. 22 at Churchill Downs, tightening the screws in preparation for a title defense Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.
Alpha Delta Stables' Sky Girl was much the best as she took down her first stakes in Saturday's Grade 3, $110,000 Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs as the 4-5 favorite and returned $3.80 to her backers for the win.