Lady and The Track | June 28, 2017

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Heat, Firm Conditions Mark Royal Ascot Opening Day; Lady Aurelia, Churchill Heavily Favored

June 19, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom A year ago, Royal Ascot racegoers — as well as horseman — braced themselves for rain of biblical proportions. This year, everyone headed toward Berkshire, England, is bracing themselves for an unusual heat wave at least through Wednesday with highs reaching into the upper 80s. Anyone who knows anything about London area […]

Gun Runner Wins For Funner in Foster

June 18, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner broke alertly from the gate, sped straight to the lead and never looked back en route to an impressive seven-length romp in Saturday’s $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) at Churchill Downs. With regular jockey Florent Geroux in the irons, the chestnut son of Candy […]

Gun Runner, Bird Song Lead Foster Field

June 16, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Saturday’s $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) at Churchill Downs marks the last grade 1 of the rich spring meet at the Louisville oval, but it also represents one of the last true handicaps left in North America. This year a field of eight will race the nine furlongs, with all of them […]

Tapwrit Closes Out 2017 Triple Crown Trail With Belmont Score

June 10, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Robert LaPenta’s Tapwrit closed out the 2017 Triple Crown series in style, capturing the $1.5 million NYRABets Belmont Stakes (GI) by two lengths over a field of nine sophomores that mostly represented a group of what amounted to the last men standing after a grueling sophomore […]