Lady and The Track | June 4, 2020

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Live Racing Finally Returns To The Big Apple Wednesday

June 1, 2020 |

    Beaugay Stakes Featuring Rushing Fall, Got Stormy Is Opening Day Feature By Margaret Ransom Live racing returns to Belmont Park on Wednesday, June 3, after a 2 ½ month break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a 10-race card featuring the $100,000 Beaugay Stakes (GIIIT), a 1 1/16-mile event set to be contested […]

Maxfield Favored For Long-Awaited Return In Matt Winn at Churchill Downs

May 21, 2020 |

      Eighty Five Points On The Line For Churchill’s First Own 2020 Derby Prep By Margaret Ransom Godolphin’s homebred Maxfield, unraced since winning the Breeders’ Futurity (GI) at Keeneland nearly eight months ago, will face 11 other sophomores in Saturday’s $150,000 Matt Winn Stakes (GIII), presented by Woodford Reserve, on Saturday at Churchill […]

Churchill Downs Set For 2020 Return, 11-Race Card Packed With Talent

May 12, 2020 |

  Fan-Favored Monomoy Girl Makes First Start in 18 Months By Margaret Ransom Champion Monomoy Girl will make her long-awaited return to action as one of the 162 horses expected to run on Saturday’s opening day card for the 2020 Spring Meet at Churchill Downs. Eleven races were drawn, which boasts an average field size […]

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, […]