Lady and The Track | October 18, 2019

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Vasilika Favored In Yellow Ribbon, Comical Faces Five in Sorrento At Del Mar Saturday

August 3, 2019 |

Turf Distaffers, Juvenile Fillies In Seaside Track Spotlight Saturday By Margaret Ransom Multiple grade 1 winner Vasilika will carry highweight of 125 pounds and likely lower odds than her morning line of 7-5 when she heads postward and faces eight in Saturday’s $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (GIIT) at Del Mar. The 5-year-old Jerry Hollendorfer-trained daughter of […]

Jim Dandy At Saratoga Draws Short But Talented Field

July 25, 2019 |

Four Triple Crown Race Veterans Square Off Again By Margaret Ransom Gary Barber’s Preakness Stakes (GI) winner War of Will, who ran in all three legs of the Triple Crown before getting a short break following his ninth-place finish in the June 7 Belmont Stakes, is back in action and is one of six who […]

Seven Set for Haskell; DQd Derby Winner Maximum Security Heavily Favored

July 19, 2019 |

With Heat Safety Protocols In Place, Monmouth Park Determined To Run By Margaret Ransom A field of seven talented 3-year-olds will go postward in the 52nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Saturday. The 1 1/8- mile Haskell guarantees the winner a spot in the $6 million Breeders’ […]

2019 Del Mar Summer Season Set To Get Underway Wednesday

July 16, 2019 |

Southern California Track Celebrating 80th Season By Margaret Ransom The 80th season of summer racing at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, California, gets underway on Wednesday with an opening day card made up of 10 races, including the featured $100,000 Runhappy Oceanside Stakes. The 36-day Del Mar summer meeting runs through Labor […]

Saratoga Set For 156th Season With Thursday Opening

July 10, 2019 |

Longer Seven-Week Season, Five Days A Week For 2019 Season By Margaret Ransom The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and thoroughbred racing in New York moves upstate 190 miles to Saratoga Springs for the 2019 summer season at Saratoga Race Course, which gets underway on Thursday. Post time for the first race for the 156th […]

Ten Set To Close Out Triple Crown 2019 In Belmont Stakes

June 7, 2019 |

  Tacitus Favored In Final Jewel By Margaret Ransom Juddmonte Farms’ Tacitus has been labeled the 9-5 favorite for Saturday’s 151st Belmont Stakes (GI) in what will be the colt’s first start since a fourth-place finish (third after the DQ) in the Kentucky Derby (GI) five weeks ago. Should the handsome gray son of Tapit […]

Nine Probable For Belmont Stakes

May 29, 2019 |

  Four Derby Runners Remain For Last Jewel Of The Triple Crown By Margaret Ransom With the two winners of the Kentucky Derby – the disqualified Maximum Security and elevated Country House – sidelined and waiting for the big summer races for sophomores, a wide open field of eight – possibly nine — is expected […]

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 […]