Lady and The Track | August 18, 2018

Scroll to top

Top

MRansom

Five Set To Race Six Furlongs In Del Mar’s Best Pal

August 10, 2018 |

OXO Colt Stands Out After Maiden Score By Margaret Ransom Saturday’s $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (G2) at Del Mar is the first main graded stakes event for 2-year-olds in Southern California and also a first glimpse into the future star quality of the juvenile crop racing in the Golden State and, perhaps, a first look at an […]

Pletcher Seeks Sixth Adirondack Victory With Talented Duo

August 10, 2018 |

Juvenile Fillies Will Race 6 1/2 Furlongs By Margaret Ransom Trainer Todd Pletcher, who has won five previous editions of the $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (G2) at Saratoga (including the last two), will send out a pair of talented fillies in search of his sixth winner in the 6 ½-furlong feature for juvenile fillies. Four other […]

Sorrento Cuts Back In Distance, Draws Ten

August 5, 2018 |

Maiden Bellafina Is Early Favorite By Margaret Ransom A field of ten 2-year-old fillies will race 6 furlongs in the 33rd running of the $200,000 Sorrento Stakes (GII) at Del Mar on Sunday — a race which serves as the traditional prep for the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (GI) on Sept. 1. Hall of Fame trainer […]

Test A Strong Undercard Feature For Whitney

August 4, 2018 |

  Nine Fillies Set For the Seven Furlongs By Margaret Ransom A field of nine sophomore fillies is expected to head postward and tackle the seven-furlong distance of the $500,000 Test Stakes (GI) Saturday at Saratoga. The Whitney Stakes (GI) undercard feature serves as the primary prep for the main event for fillies at the […]

Unique Bella Towers Over Hirsch Rivals

July 29, 2018 |

  Tapit Filly Seeks Third Grade 1 And A Breeders’ Cup Distaff Berth By Margaret Ransom A compact but talented field of six will square off in Sunday’s $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (GI) at Del Mar, the 2018 meeting’s second Breeders’ Cup Championship “Win and You’re In” event — this one guaranteeing a spot […]

Eleven Attempt To Sing Winning Tune In Bing Crosby

July 28, 2018 |

  Defending Champ Ransom The Moon Faces Tough Test, Including Champion Roy H By Margaret Ransom There may not be a single name more synonymous with summer racing at Del Mar than “Bing”. Academy Award winner, singer and legendary entertainer Bing Crosby built the beautiful ocean-view racetrack with a few of his celebrity pals. And […]

Undefeated Triple Crown Champ Justify Retired

July 25, 2018 |

  Thirteenth Triple Crown Winner Retires With Six Career Victories By Margaret Ransom WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing’s Triple Crown winner Justify has been retired after a perfect record of six wins from six starts and earnings of $3,798,000. The handsome son of Scat Daddy developed some filling […]

Accelerate Favored To Repeat In San Diego

July 20, 2018 |

  Sadler Trainee Sits Atop The Division Heading Into This Year’s San Diego By Margaret Ransom Nine will go to the gate for Saturday’s $200,000 San Diego Handicap (GII), the traditional prep for the Pacific Classic in a month’s time and a rare event for the older male runner division in that horse are assigned […]

Del Mar Set For 79th Season Of Racing By The Sea

July 18, 2018 |

  Popular Seven-Week Summer Meet Underway Today By Margaret Ransom A 10-race card, led by the traditional opening-day feature — the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes for sophomore turf runners — kicks off the 2018 meet at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Solana Beach, California, on Wednesday. The track, where the turf literally meets the surf, was built […]

Short, Talent-Stocked Field Set For Los Alamitos Derby

July 13, 2018 |

  Five Set For Closing Weekend Feature By Margaret Ransom The names of just five runners were dropped into the entry box for Saturday’s $150,000 Los Alamitos Derby, which is now in its fourth year Los Al after being run at Hollywood Park as the Swaps Stakes since its inception in the mid-1970s. Included in […]