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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 […]

Irap Goes From Maiden to Derby Candidate With Blue Grass Score

April 9, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Reddam Racing’s maiden Irap faced a strong field of six other sophomores, more than half of which were graded stakes winners, and earned his first trip to the winner’s circle as well as a ticket to the Kentucky Derby with his 3/4-length victory in the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (GII) […]

Thirteen Take Stab at Wide Open Santa Anita Derby

April 7, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom A nearly full field of 13 sophomores will head postward in the 81st running of the Santa Anita Derby (GI), which has been carded as Saturday’s eighth race at the Great Race Place and will go off at 3:30 PT. The rather large field is filled with runners who otherwise we’d logically […]

Arrogate Back in California, Will Get Brief Break

April 3, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Juddmonte Farm’s Dubai World Cup (GI) winner Arrogate arrived safely back at trainer Bob Baffert’s Santa Anita Park base on Saturday after a 20,000-mile round trip to the Middle East and 48 hours of quarantine at Los Angeles International Airport. The big gray colt was accompanied by stablemate Hoppertunity, who was sixth in […]

Always Dreaming Has Connections Doing Just That After Florida Derby Win

April 2, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Brooklyn Boyz, Teresa and Vinnie Viola, Siena Farm, West Point Thoroughbreds and St. Elias Stable’s Always Dreaming went from Kentucky Derby (GI) outsider to legit contender in one fell swoop on Saturday with his impressive five-length victory in the $1 million Florida Derby (GI) at Gulfstream Park. The bay son of Bodemeister […]