Lady and The Track | September 23, 2020

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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, […]

Maximum Security, Spun To Run Lead Cigar Mile

December 5, 2019 |

Eleven Will Line Up For Aqueduct Saturday Feature By Margaret Ransom Multiple grade 1 winner and disqualified Kentucky Derby (GI) hero Maximum Security will face off against a talented field of ten others, including Breeders’ Cup Mile (GI) hero Spun to Run, in Saturday’s $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct. The Jason Servis-trained […]

Demoiselle, Remsen Stakes Mark Last Juvenile Showcase Of 2019 in New York

December 5, 2019 |

  Road to The Kentucky Derby/Oaks Points Up For Grab By Margaret Ransom Twelve juvenile fillies are set to race nine furlongs in Saturday’s $250,000 Demoiselle Stakes (GII) at Aqueduct including two stakes winners – Maedean and Critical Value – and several others who will face winners for the first time. The Demoiselle was first […]

What’s In A Name: Thanksgiving Edition

November 27, 2019 |

Thanksgiving Traditions Memorialized In The Jockey Club’s Archives By Margaret Ransom Since The Jockey Club started registering Thoroughbreds in 1894 and maintaining records through the American Stud Book two years later, fifteen horses have been registered with the name Thanksgiving, several of which were bred in foreign countries like Australia, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and […]

Racing Returns To Del Mar With Bing Crosby Season

November 7, 2019 |

Fall Season Gets Underway Friday By Margaret Ransom With the 36th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita in the books, Southern California racing shifts south for the 6th annual “Bing Crosby Season” at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in San Diego county. The 15-day season kicks off on Friday with a 12:30 p.m. post […]

Breeders’ Cup Saturday 2019 Has Arrived

November 2, 2019 |

  Saturday Offers Nine Amazing World Championship Races By Margaret Ransom With the second Future Stars Friday successfully in the books, the early Kentucky Derby and Oaks favorites established (Storm The Court and British Idiom, respectively, in case we all haven’t been paying attention), all eyes now turn toward the nine Saturday main event races. […]

Future Stars Friday Kicks Off Breeders’ Cup 2019

October 31, 2019 |

  Juveniles Take Friday Breeders’ Cup Spotlight By Margaret Ransom Breeders’ Cup Friday – known as Future Stars Friday – kicks off Thoroughbred racing’s world championship weekend with five of the 10 races on the day on the carrying the prestige of the signature purple and gold colors. The concept of highlighting the juveniles on […]