Lady and The Track | August 23, 2017

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Elate Rolls To Easy Alabama Victory

August 22, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon The expectations had always been high for Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider’s Elate, and the 3-year-old filly finally lived up to them in winning the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (G1) on Saturday at Saratoga. Elate sat a few lengths off of a swift pace set by eventual runner-up It Tiz Well throughout […]

Con Te Partiro Back in U.S. For Del Mar Oaks

August 19, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Fresh off of a win at the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting, the Wesley Ward-trained Con Te Partiro has hit the road again, this time to contest the Del Mar Oaks (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday. Owned by Hat Creek Racing Co. LLC, the daughter of perennial leading sire Scat Daddy was […]

Talented Field Of Nine Set For Alabama

August 18, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Going down the list of Alabama Stakes (G1) winners since its inception in 1976 is like reading a who’s who list of great fillies in racing. From Our Mims to Go For Wand and Sky Beauty, all the way up to Royal Delta and Songbird in more recent editions of the race […]

Pure Silver Set For Open Company In Adirondack

August 11, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon The Adirondack Stakes (G2) has served as a starting point for many top fillies over the years including the champions My Miss Aurelia and Sky Beauty. This year’s edition has drawn a field of eight juvenile fillies stacked full of promise. Todd Pletcher has two fillies in the race, led by the […]

Wide Open Fourstardave On Tap Saturday At Saratoga

August 11, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Fourstardave may not have won at the highest level throughout his 100-race career, but what the hardy gelding didwin was the people of Saratoga’s hearts. Dubbed “The Sultan of Saratoga” by his adoring fans, the New York-bred won a race at Saratoga each year from 1987 to 1994. Following his retirement, Fourstardave was […]

Songbird Soars in 4-Year-Old Debut

June 10, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Seven months after suffering her first defeat by a short nose to the great mare Beholder in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI), two-time champion Songbird returned to the races brilliantly, cruising to a deceivingly easy one-length victory in the Ogden Phipps Stakes (GI). After her heartbreaking loss at the Breeders’ Cup, Songbird […]

Kentucky Derby Week 2017 Photo Gallery

May 16, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Following are images from the mornings and afternoons during Kentucky Derby week 2017 at Churchill Downs, including thrilling racing moments, morning training, paddock schooling and some backside fun. Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy! Photos ©Lady and the Track/Jordan Sigmon  

Playful McCraken Sitting on ‘Go’ For Kentucky Derby

May 4, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC’s Kentucky Derby (GI) contender McCraken comes into the classic race as one of the leading contenders, despite his disappointing third-place finish in the Blue Grass Stakes (GII) most recently. Prior to that race, the son of Ghostzapper had won the Sam F. Davis Stakes (GIII) at Tampa Bay Downs […]

Bodemeister Colt Was ‘Always’ Special

April 26, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Expectations are always high when a horse is purchased for several hundred thousand dollars. However, those expectations don’t always come to fruition. For Matthew O’Connor, the 19-year-old nephew of Anthony Bonomo, a part-owner of Florida Derby (GI) winner and leading Kentucky Derby (GI) candidate Always Dreaming under the name of Brooklyn Boyz […]

Mo Town, Irish War Cry Seek Redemption in Wood

April 7, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon It’s been 17 years since a Wood Memorial Stakes (GII) winner went on to win the Kentucky Derby (GI) (Fusaichi Pegasus) and before that there was a 19-year gap. This year, Irish War Cry and Mo Town will look to not only buck that trend, but also to rebound from disappointing finishes […]