Lady and The Track | May 6, 2021

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Oaklawn Set for 2021 Opening on Friday

January 21, 2021 |

2021 Season Opens With Similar Look, Some Important And Significant Changes By Margaret Ransom Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, will open for its 117th season of live racing on Friday with a nine-race card featuring the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds, the first stop on the state’s lucrative path to the Kentucky Derby (GI), […]

2020 Eclipse Awards Finalists Announced

January 16, 2021 |

Authentic, Improbable, Monomoy Girl Are Horse of the Year Finalists Edited Press Release   The 2020 Eclipse Awards finalists (in alphabetical order) are: Horse of the Year:         Authentic, Improbable, Monomoy Girl Two-Year-Old Male:      Essential Quality, Fire At Will, Jackie’s Warrior Two-Year-Old Filly:       Aunt Pearl (IRE), Dayoutoftheoffice, Vequist Three-Year-Old Male:   Authentic, Nadal, Tiz the Law Three-Year-Old Filly:    Gamine, Shedaresthedevil, Swiss Skydiver […]

What’s In A Name: Christmas/Hanukkah Edition

December 23, 2020 |

  By Margaret Ransom The Christmas/Hanukkah holidays have produced some fun and festive Thoroughbred names registered with The Jockey Club since the organization started maintaining official registrations in 1894 and maintaining records through the American Stud Book in 1896. There have been 17 horses named Christmas registered in several countries throughout the years, the most […]

What’s In A Name: Thanksgiving Edition

November 27, 2020 |

Thanksgiving Traditions Memorialized In The Jockey Club’s Archives By Margaret Ransom Since The Jockey Club started registering Thoroughbreds in 1894 and maintaining records through the American Stud Book two years later, fifteen horses have been registered with the name Thanksgiving, several of which were bred in foreign countries like Australia, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and […]