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148th Kentucky Derby Silks Colors & Patterns (2022) – FINAL!

April 29, 2022 |

By LATT Staff The Kentucky Derby is nothing if not colorful. From the fashion to the saddle towels and even the red roses draped over the winner of the most prestigious event in horse racing, nothing is more colorful than the silks carried to post by each of the Kentucky Derby contenders representing each owner. […]

148th Kentucky Oaks Silks Colors & Patterns (2022) – FINAL!

April 29, 2022 |

Following are the final silks for the owners of the probable field for this year’s Kentucky Oaks (GI) in post position order with morning line odds. Click on the name under each image to go to their individual Equibase profiles. The 1 1/8-mile event will be held for the 148th time on Friday, May 6.

Six For Santa Anita Derby

April 8, 2022 |

By Margaret Ransom The field of six for Saturday’s Runhappy Santa Anita Derby (GI), which traditionally serves as the Golden State’s final and most significant Kentucky Derby (GI) prep, has been set and again in its traditional spot four weeks out from the Run for the Roses, which will be held on May 7 this […]

Morello Favored in Eight Runner Wood Memorial

April 8, 2022 |

by Margaret Ransom Eight sophomores whose connections have Kentucky Derby (G1) dreams will race 1 1/8 miles over Aqueduct’s main track in Saturday’s $750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes (GII) presented by Resorts World Casino. Two years ago, as the Covid-19 pandemic bared down on the world and tossed everyone, including the nation’s horse racing calendar, into […]

Full Field For 98th Blue Grass Stakes

April 8, 2022 |

By LATT Staff This year marks the 98th running of the Blue Grass Stakes (GI), the Bluegrass State’s most prominent prep for the Kentucky Derby (GI) every year and a consistent producer of top racehorses, whether they win under the Twin Spires or not on the first Saturday in May. The Keeneland spring meet feature […]

Secret Oath Tackles Boys in Arkansas Derby

April 1, 2022 |

By Margaret Ransom Each year the $1 million Arkansas Derby (GI) at Oaklawn Park normally represents the end of yet another grueling Road to the Kentucky Derby (GI) journey and as such it’s often the most anticipated of them all, as well as one of the most productive prep races in producing both Derby runners […]

Tampa Bay Derby, Holy Bull Winners Square off in Florida Derby

April 1, 2022 |

by Margaret Ransom This year marks the 71st running of the Florida Derby (G1), the Sunshine State’s most important prep for the Kentucky Derby (GI), which will be held again for the 148th time at Churchill Downs in Louisville on first Saturday in May. This year the race is again sponsored by classic winner, 2007 […]

Risen Star Winner Epicenter Favored in Louisiana Derby

March 25, 2022 |

By Margaret Ransom So far, just two horses in history have completed the Louisiana Derby (GII)/Kentucky Derby (GI) double yet the Pelican State’s premier prep for the Run for the Roses still is one of the most important stops on the Triple Crown trail. Even before points determined who would make the gate or before […]

What’s In A Name: Christmas/Hanukkah Edition

December 19, 2021 |

  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 23, 2021 |

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 […]