Lady and The Track | October 30, 2020

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El Areeb Shows Mettle With Withers Win

February 4, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom MMG Stable’s El Areeb proved himself anything but a one-race wonder Saturday with an impressive 4 ¼-length romp in the $250,000 Withers Stakes (GIII) at Aqueduct. Under regular jockey Trevor McCarthy, the Cathal Lynch trainee stalked an early pace while racing near the middle of the track, launched a bold move while […]

Royal Mo Wins Lewis, Officially on Derby Trail

February 4, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Jerry and Ann Moss’ Royal Mo stamped himself a legitimate Kentucky Derby (GI) contender on Saturday with an impressive wire-to-wire score in the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (GII) at Santa Anita. The bay son of Uncle Mo did so in his graded stakes debut after breaking his maiden last out and […]

Solid, Competitive Field Set for Delta Jackpot

November 17, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter Since it’s inception in 2002, some talented juveniles have used the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (GII) at Delta Downs in Louisiana as a springboard to successful careers as older horses. The 1 1/16-mile race is a bit off the beaten path in terms of the traditional Kentucky Derby (GI) trail […]

Breeders’ Cup Bet – Distaff Odds Update

November 4, 2016 |

It’s a perfect day for racing at Santa Anita. The question on everybody’s mind is whether Songbird holds on to her perfect record. Check out the latest odds from US Racing.   2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff Odds Songbird Mike Smith 6/5 Land Over Sea Mario Gutierrez 30/1 Curalina John Velazquez 12/1 Corona Del Inca P. […]

Fields Set for Breeders’ Cup; Classic, Distaff Loaded With Talent

October 31, 2016 |

For fields for all the Breeders’ Cup Championship races, go to the Breeders’ Cup website.

Locals, Early Breeders’ Cup Arrivals Out at Santa Anita 10/25

October 25, 2016 |

By Margaret Ransom Photos by Jim Safford It was a busy morning at Santa Anita Tuesday for all the early arrivals and horses based at the California oval on Tuesday, October 25. Some of the more notable workers include Classic-bound Arrogate, Juvenile Fillies-bound Noted and Quoted and Mile-bound Dortmund. Some pictures from the morning:

Stellar Wind, Masochistic Lead Parade of California Breeders’ Cup Works

October 21, 2016 |

By Margaret Ransom Hronis Racing’s champion Stellar Wind, getting ready for her highly antipated matchup with fellow champions Songbird and Beholder in the November 4 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI), worked five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 under exercise rider Jose Contreras at Santa Anita on Friday in company with stablemate and grade 1 winner Hard Aces, […]

Beholder, Songbird Work at Santa Anita for Distaff

October 20, 2016 |

by Ed Golden, Santa Anita Park Beholder and Songbird, two-thirds of the Fearsome Threesome scheduled to square off in the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff for fillies and mares, three and up at 1 1/8 miles on Nov. 4, worked about an hour apart on a picturesque Thursday morning at Santa Anita, undefeated champion […]

Busy Couple of Days at Santa Anita for Breeders’ Cup-Bound Runners

October 19, 2016 |

by Margaret Ransom It was an active couple of days for Breeders’ Cup probable at Santa Anita over the past couple of days and Hall of Famer Bob Baffert was likely busiest as he readied several of his top runners for Racing’s Championship Day with works over the California track’s main oval. On Tuesday, Juddmonte […]