Lady and The Track | May 23, 2017

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Cloud Computing Proves Patience Is a Virtue With Preakness Win

May 20, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom During the springtime, Kentucky Derby (GI) fever is a real affliction. Ask anyone involved in racing. The connections of a handful of horses do their respective Derby points dances, say prayers to the Twin Spires Gods and perform all kinds of other odd behaviors, all in hopes of earning one of the […]

Ten Set for Racing’s Second Triple Crown Jewel

May 20, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Today, a field of ten 3-year-olds, including the reigning Kentucky Derby (GI) winner, will race 1 3/16 miles in the 142ndrunning of the Preakness Stakes (GI), well known as the second jewel to the coveted Triple Crown. Always Dreaming shipped to Maryland to prepare for Pimlico’s most historic and prestigious race two […]

2017 Preakness Stakes Field Owner Silks Colors and Patterns (UPDATE 5/17)

May 16, 2017 |

Following are the owners silks for the this year’s 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes (GI), set to be held on Saturday, May 20 at Pimlico Race Course near Baltimore, MD. Kentucky Derby (GI) winner Always Dreaming will be back to attempt to annex the second jewel of the Triple Crown and was labeled the […]

Stallion (Gelding) Stories: Funny Cide

May 13, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Fourteen years ago, a humble New York-bred gelding named Funny Cide burst onto the national racing scene with his mild upset victory in the 2003 Kentucky Derby (GI), becoming the first gelding to accomplish the feat since Clyde Van Deusen in 1929. Though Mine That Bird would go on to win the […]

Kentucky Derby Winner Living Proof ‘Dreams’ Do Come True

May 6, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom MeB Racing Stables, Brooklyn Boys Stables, Teresa Viola, St. Elias Stable’s and Siena Thoroughbreds’ Always Dreaming turned Kentucky Derby dreams into amazing realities on Saturday with his 2 ¾-length score in the $2 million running of the historic race held the first Saturday in May for 143 consecutive years under the Twin […]

Abel Tasman Squishes to Kentucky Oaks Victory

May 5, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom China Horse Club and Clearsky Farm’s Abel Tasman on Friday unleashed an impressive last-to-first performance over a main Churchill Downs track that can be best described as a quagmire to win the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (GI). The daughter of Quality Road defeated a field of 13 of the best in her […]

Champion Classic Empire Favored in Kentucky Derby 143

May 5, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) John Oxley’s Classic Empire, the unanimous Eclipse Award selection as champion 2-year-old of 2016 and a three-time Grade I winner, has been established as the 4-1 morning-line favorite in a field of 20 3-year-olds and two also-eligibles entered for Saturday’s 143rd running of the $2,395,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands […]

Benner Island Scores in Eight Bells

May 5, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) BENNER ISLAND HOLDS OFF UNION STRIKE TO WIN EIGHT BELLES LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 5, 2017) – Shortleaf Stable’s Benner Island held off the fast-closing Union Strike by a head and survived a rider’s objection to win the 62nd running of the $200,000 Eight Belles presented by Kentucky Trailer (GII) for […]

Full Field Set for Kentucky Oaks

May 5, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom If anyone thought that somehow, by virtue of Unique Bella’s defection from this year’s $1 million Kentucky Oaks (GI) due to injury, the race lots its luster, nothing could be further from the truth. A top-notch, talent-filled field will line up and face the starter for the Run for the Lilies, including […]

Photo Gallery: Kentucky Derby Week Wednesday, 5/3/17

May 3, 2017 |

Horses and people on the morning of the Kentucky Derby Draw, May 3, 2017. Photos by LATT’s Jordan Sigmon. (please do not use without expressed written permission from the photographer and/or LATT)