Gene Kershner - The Buffalo News

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Horse Racing

The traditional running of the Clark Handicap on the day after Thanksgiving at Churchill Downs is set for this afternoon under the Twin Spires. Bob Baffert ships in Hoppertunity (3-1) to face off against Diversify (5-2) in the nine-horse field going 1 1/8-miles in Race 11 on Friday. The two main contenders will start from opposite ends of the gate, with Hoppertunity lea…


I've been fortunate over the past few years to knock a few tracks off the wish list, but now it's time to document what should be the priorities over the next few years to complete a circuit of the major (the Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA's) and mid-major tracks (the Butlers and Gonzagas, if you will). But in order to know where we stand on track visits, we'll have to put down…