Lady and The Track | April 5, 2020

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Florida Derby Defies Pandemic, Draws Full Field

March 27, 2020 |

  Three Division Leaders Star In Sunshine State’s Feature Event By Margaret Ransom Sackatoga Stable’s Holy Bull Stakes winner Tiz The Law is the early 6-5 favorite in a full field of 12 for Saturday’s $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby (GI) at Gulfstream Park, the last prep event for the September 5 Kentucky Derby (GI) for […]

Louisiana Derby Draws Full Field To Elevate Derby Fever

March 19, 2020 |

    Fair Grounds Soldiers On Through Global Crisis, Offers Fans Exceptional Card By Margaret Ransom Lecomte Stakes (GIII) winner Enforceable was labeled the early 7-2 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Twin Spires Louisiana Derby (GII) at Fair Grounds in New Orleans. John Oxley’s well-bred son of leading sire Tapit and the multiple […]

New York Derby Preps Shift Into Gear With Saturday’s Gotham

March 6, 2020 |

    Eleven Will Race A Mile In Wood Memorial Prep By Margaret Ransom Cash is King and LC Racing’s Mischevious Alex seven-length Swale Stakes winner was labeled the tepid 3-1 favorite in Saturday’s $300,000 Gotham Stakes (GIII) at Aqueduct. The son of Into Mischief will face a field of ten other sophomores in the […]

Risen Star Split, Draws Talented Fields For Both Divisions

February 13, 2020 |

  Well-Bred Tapit Colt Is Early Favorite In First Division By Margaret Ransom Last month’s Lecomte Stakes (GIII) winner Enforceable and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) runner-up Anneau d’Or the two divisions of Saturday’s Risen Star (GII), presented by Lamarque Ford-Lincoln at Fair Grounds. Both divisions drew nearly full and talented fields of sophomores whose connections […]

Rachel Alexandra Stakes, Worth 50 Kentucky Oaks Points, Attracts Seven

February 13, 2020 |

  Louisiana-Based Fillies Take Next Step Toward Kentucky Oaks By Margaret Ransom Seven talented fillies whose connections are no doubt eyeing the May 1 Kentucky Oaks (G1) will race 1 1/16 miles in the $300,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (GII) at Fair Grounds on Saturday. Champion and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) fillies heroine British Idiom will […]

What’s In A Name: Christmas/Hanukkah Edition

December 22, 2019 |

  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 […]

Los Al’s Starlet, Futurity Provide Last Hurrah For Southern California Juveniles

December 6, 2019 |

  Baffert Seeks To Extend Domination In Both Races By Margaret Ransom With Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI) and likely champion British Idiom tucked away for the rest of 2019, a handful of races remain to be claimed in the division, including Saturday’s $300,000 Starlet Stakes (GI) at Los Alamitos. Both Donna Veloce and Bast, […]

Maximum Security, Spun To Run Lead Cigar Mile

December 5, 2019 |

Eleven Will Line Up For Aqueduct Saturday Feature By Margaret Ransom Multiple grade 1 winner and disqualified Kentucky Derby (GI) hero Maximum Security will face off against a talented field of ten others, including Breeders’ Cup Mile (GI) hero Spun to Run, in Saturday’s $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct. The Jason Servis-trained […]

Demoiselle, Remsen Stakes Mark Last Juvenile Showcase Of 2019 in New York

December 5, 2019 |

  Road to The Kentucky Derby/Oaks Points Up For Grab By Margaret Ransom Twelve juvenile fillies are set to race nine furlongs in Saturday’s $250,000 Demoiselle Stakes (GII) at Aqueduct including two stakes winners – Maedean and Critical Value – and several others who will face winners for the first time. The Demoiselle was first […]

What’s In A Name: Thanksgiving Edition

November 27, 2019 |

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 […]