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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 […]

Gamine, Swiss Skydiver Face Off Against Seven Others in Kentucky Oaks 146

September 3, 2020 |

  Four-Month Delay in Fillies Classic Doesn’t Keep Race From Drawing Top Runners By Margaret Ransom Robert Lund Petersen’s brilliant two-time grade I winner Gamine and Peter Callahan’s Swiss Skydiver, winner of the Alabama Stakes (GI) in her most recent start, headline a field of nine 3-year-old fillies who will race Friday’s 146th running of […]

146th Kentucky Derby Silks Colors and Patterns (2020) – FINAL 9/1

August 26, 2020 |

    WHAT THE JOCKEYS ABOARD THIS YEAR’S KENTUCKY DERBY RUNNERS WILL BE WEARING 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 […]

146th Kentucky Oaks Silks Colors And Patterns (2020) – FINAL

August 26, 2020 |

    NINE SET FOR FOR OAKS 146, WORTH $1.25 MILLION By Margaret Ransom Following are the silks for the owners of the contenders for this year’s Kentucky Oaks (G1), in post position order and with morning line odds. Each is listed with with links to their individual Equibase profiles. The 1 1/8-mile event will […]