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Eight For 2021 Belmont Stakes

June 4, 2021 |

Essential Quality Favored Over Preakness Winner Rombauer By Margaret Ransom A talented group of eight sophomores, which includes last year’s juvenile champion Essential Quality and this year’s Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Rombauer, will race the 1 ½ miles over Belmont Park’s main track in Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park in New […]

Derby Winner Medina Spirit Favored For Preakness Stakes 146

May 15, 2021 |

  Despite Medication Controversy, All Systems Go For Rags-To-Riches Colt By Margaret Ransom Ten runners were entered for the 146th running of The Preakness Stakes (GI) at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland, including controversial Kentucky Derby (GI) winner Medina Spirit and his stablemate Concert Tour, both for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. The pair underwent […]

Field Set For 147th Kentucky Derby, Essential Quality Favored

April 30, 2021 |

  2021 Kentucky Derby Marks Return to May, Some Spectators Back For Live Race By Margaret Ransom Champion Essential Quality will break from position 14 for Saturday’s 147th edition of the Kentucky Derby (GI) and the undefeated son of Tapit was labeled the early 2-1 morning line favorite in the full field of 20 set […]

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 […]

Monomoy Girl, Swiss Skydiver Rivalry Likely A Distaff “One & Done”

November 6, 2020 |

  November 6, 2020 Distaff Takes Spotlight On Breeders’ Cup Saturday Card By Margaret Ransom Everyone loves a good rivalry in horse racing. War Admiral vs. Seabiscut. Gallorette vs. Stymie. Affirmed vs. Alydar. Easy Goer vs. Sunday Silence. Beholder vs. Songbird. Zenyatta vs. Rachel Alexandra or Zenyatta vs., well, just about everyone else and Rachel […]

Authentic Favored For Last Triple Crown Leg in Preakness 2020

September 24, 2020 |

      Baffert Seeks a Record Eighth Preakness Victory With Derby Winner By Margaret Ransom As expected, Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic is the 9-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. The $1.5 million Classic, which is the final jewel in the Covid-19 Triple Crown this year, […]

Kentucky Derby 146 is Here! Finally!

September 4, 2020 |

    Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz The Law Favored In Fan-Free Classic After Four-Month Delay By Margaret Ransom Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law was installed as the 3-5 morning line favorite in a field of 18, which has now been cut down to 16 thanks to the late scratches of King Guillermo and Finnick he Fierce, entered for Saturday’s […]