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In a monumental schedule change, Oaklawn Park’s 118th season opens Friday, adding December race dates to the calendar for the first time in the track’s history. The 66-day meet will be conducted largely on a Friday-Sunday basis and will conclude Sunday, May 8. 

When California Chrome began collecting adoring fans, he couldn’t have had a better trainer than Art Sherman, who has announced that he will retire from training at the end of the year. Not only did Sherman do a magnificent job training the flashy chestnut to win two-thirds of the Triple Crown and a host of other major races, he always had time to talk to the horse’s fans.

The $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic may have decided several of horse racing’s championships, but the $750,000 Clark Stakes Presented by Norton Healthcare at Churchill Downs offers a highly interesting race featuring a few of the year’s top performers.

Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Knicks Go departed Taylor Made Farm Nov. 17 for Brad Cox’s barn at Churchill Downs in Louisville to ready for the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Jan.

On the crest of a dominant 2 ¾-length romp in the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 6 at Del Mar, Knicks Go leapfrogged multiple horses to take over the top spot in the new edition of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse rankings.

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