Lady and The Track | December 9, 2016

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East Coast Invaders Headline Matriarch on Del Mar’s Closing Day

December 3, 2016 |

By Jordan Sigmon In 34 runnings of the Matriarch Stakes (GIT) so far, only eight 3-year-old fillies have defeated their elders and this year a mere three have shown up in an attempt to accomplish that task. Among them is one of the two favorites, Time and Motion, who is also one of only two […]

Chad Brown Trio Highlights a Field of Twelve for the Hollywood Derby

December 1, 2016 |

By Jordan Sigmon Over the years the Hollywood Derby (GIT) has played host to many superstars and served as the coming-out party for many others. This year a well-matched field of 12 will line up in the starting gate, with only one previous grade 1 winner set to go in the race. With half of […]

Solid, Competitive Field Set for Delta Jackpot

November 17, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter Since it’s inception in 2002, some talented juveniles have used the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (GII) at Delta Downs in Louisiana as a springboard to successful careers as older horses. The 1 1/16-mile race is a bit off the beaten path in terms of the traditional Kentucky Derby (GI) trail […]

Next Chapter For Beholder: A Date With Uncle Mo

November 12, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter Spendthrift Farms’ three-time champion Beholder went out on top with a final effort in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI), capturing her final career race by a determined nose after a very uncharacteristc three-race losing streak. Beholder was $180,000 yearling purchase in 2011 before becoming a champion in her 2-year-old season in […]