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Benner Island Scores in Eight Bells

May 5, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) BENNER ISLAND HOLDS OFF UNION STRIKE TO WIN EIGHT BELLES LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 5, 2017) – Shortleaf Stable’s Benner Island held off the fast-closing Union Strike by a head and survived a rider’s objection to win the 62nd running of the $200,000 Eight Belles presented by Kentucky Trailer (GII) for […]

Full Field Set for Kentucky Oaks

May 5, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom If anyone thought that somehow, by virtue of Unique Bella’s defection from this year’s $1 million Kentucky Oaks (GI) due to injury, the race lots its luster, nothing could be further from the truth. A top-notch, talent-filled field will line up and face the starter for the Run for the Lilies, including […]

Photo Gallery: Kentucky Derby Week Wednesday, 5/3/17

May 3, 2017 |

Horses and people on the morning of the Kentucky Derby Draw, May 3, 2017. Photos by LATT’s Jordan Sigmon. (please do not use without expressed written permission from the photographer and/or LATT)

My Walk to Remember: Three Friends, Two Dogs and My Broken Heart

April 27, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom The Kentucky Derby (GI) is loaded with history and tradition, from the red roses symbolic of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports, the Twin Spires, My Old Kentucky Home, fancy hats, Mint Juleps, Derby parties, wise guy horses, and throngs of media… the list of traditions goes on and on. But one of […]

UPDATED (5/2) — Kentucky Oaks 2017 Silks Colors and Patterns

April 25, 2017 |

By LATT Staff Following is the field for the May 5 Kentucky Oaks (GI) at Churchill Downs, in post position order with owner silks, trainers, riders and morning line odds.

UPDATE (5/3) – Kentucky Derby 2017 Official Field Silks Colors and Patterns

April 24, 2017 |

Kentucky Derby 2017 Silks Colors and Patterns: 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 silks carried to post by each of the Kentucky Derby […]

Classic Empire Regains Reign in Arkansas Derby, Headed to Louisville

April 15, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom John Oxley’s champion Classic Empire’s Road to the Roses hasn’t been as smooth as his connections planned when they accepted his Eclipse Award as 2016’s top 2-year-old in early January. The bay colt’s sophomore season has been plagued with an uncharacteristic poor performance, a foot abscesses, a sore back and, on at […]

Classic Empire Returns in Arkansas Derby With Much to Prove

April 15, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Just three weeks remain between now and the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby (GI) at Churchill Downs and a field of 12, many of which have their connections scrambling to earn enough points to make the starting gate for the Run for the Roses, has been entered for the $1 million […]

Stallion Stories: Grindstone

April 11, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Brad Grady’s Girvin, who won the Louisiana Derby (GII) at Fair Grounds, will head to Louisville as one of the top contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby (GI). However, the Joe Sharp-trained son of Tale of Ekati has some history going against him, as only two winners of the Louisiana Derby have […]

Gormley Punches Derby Ticket With Santa Anita Derby Score

April 9, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Jerry and Ann Moss’ Gormley is officially headed to the Kentucky Derby (GI) in four weeks after posting an impressive half-length, off-the-pace victory in Saturday’s $1 million Santa Anita Derby (GI). The bay son of Malibu Moon, who is trained by John Shirreffs, was once again ridden to victory by jockey Victor […]