Lady and The Track | May 21, 2019

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Four From Derby, Nine Classic Rookies Set For Preakness 144

May 17, 2019 |

  Baffert Seeks Record Eighth Win With Favored Improbable By Margaret Ransom WinStar Farm LLC, China Horse Club International and Starlight Racing’s Improbable, who crossed the finish line in fifth but was elevated to fourth after the disqualification of the winner in the Kentucky Derby (GI) at Churchill Downs two weeks ago, was installed the […]

Champion Game Winner Favored In Kentucky Derby 145

May 3, 2019 |

Hall of Famer, Dual Triple Crown Winner Sends Out Three In Search Of Racing History By Margaret Ransom Following the stunning mid-week scratch of morning line favorite Omaha Beach from the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby (GI), Gary and Mary West’s champion Game Winner, who won his most prestigious race in the Breeders’ Cup […]

Bellafina Favored In Longines Kentucky Oaks

May 2, 2019 |

  California Shipper To Square Off Against Champion Jaywalk Again, New Shooters On The Rise By Margaret Ransom Kaleem Shah’s multiple grade 1 winner Bellafina was named the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Friday’s 145th running of the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) at Churchill Downs. The $800,000 daughter of Quality Road who drew post position four, will face […]

Make The Perfect Finnish Mule For Derby Day With Finlandia Vodka

May 2, 2019 |

  Finlandia, The Offical Vodka Of the Kentucky Derby And Churchill Downs, Shares Some Fancy Drink Recipes By Margaret Ransom Friday is known as “Ladies Day” at Churchill Downs, and everyone attending the races celebrates by wearing pink and cheering on the girls in the feature of the day, the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks (GI). […]

*UPDATE (5/3) – 145th Kentucky Derby Silks Colors and Patterns (2019) – FINAL (Including Late Scratch Of Haikal)

April 30, 2019 |

  What The Jockeys Aboard This Year’s Kentucky Derby Runners Will Be Wearing By Margaret Ransom **UPDATED TO REFLECT THE SCRATCH OF EARLY FAVORITE OMAHA BEACH AND LONGSHOT HAIKAL** 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 […]

145th Kentucky Oaks Silks Colors And Patterns – FINAL

April 29, 2019 |

  Full Field Set For Oaks 145, Worth $1.25 million By Margaret Ransom Following are the silks for the owners of the contenders for the 14 fillies who will race in the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (GI) at Churchill Downs, in post position order, with connections, riders and morning line odds. Multiple grade 1 winner […]

Arkansas Derby Is Last Opportunity For Sophomores To Make Kentucky Derby Gate

April 12, 2019 |

Winner Guaranteed to Run Under Churchill’s Twin Spires In Three Weeks By Margaret Ransom WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and Starlight Racing’s Improbable was installed the 8-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park. The Bob Baffert-trained son of City Zip, who bears a striking physical resemblance to last […]

Coveted Kentucky Derby Points Needed For Two In Lexington Stakes

April 12, 2019 |

  Derby Hopes On The Line For Anothertwistafate, Sueno By Margaret Ransom Contested at 1 1/16 miles over Keeneland’s main track, Saturday’s $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (GIII) represents the very last chance for Kentucky Derby (GI) hopefuls to earn enough points to make the gate for the Run for the Roses. This year, though a […]

Eleven Wood Runners Dreaming Of Kentucky Derby Points (And Roses)

April 5, 2019 |

Talented Field Attempts To Turn Around A 19-Year Derby Drought By Margaret Ransom Eleven runners whose connections have Kentucky Derby (GI) dreams will race nine furlongs over Aqueduct’s main track in Saturday’s $750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes (GI) presented by NYRA Bets. The Wood Memorial offers 100-40-20-10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the top-four finishers means […]

Game Winner, Instagrand Finally Face Off In Santa Anita Derby

April 5, 2019 |

Short Field Back Up Top Two Standouts By Margaret Ransom California-based champion Game Winner and the once-beaten standout Instagrand finally square off in a long-awaited matchup in Saturday’s $1 million Santa Anita Derby (GI), the West Coast’s major prep for the Kentucky Derby (GI) in four weeks. Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who has won […]