Lady and The Track | October 18, 2019

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Make The Perfect Finnish Mule For Derby Day With Finlandia Vodka

May 2, 2019 |

  Finlandia, The Offical Vodka Of the Kentucky Derby And Churchill Downs, Shares Some Fancy Drink Recipes By Margaret Ransom Friday is known as “Ladies Day” at Churchill Downs, and everyone attending the races celebrates by wearing pink and cheering on the girls in the feature of the day, the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks (GI). […]

*UPDATE (5/3) – 145th Kentucky Derby Silks Colors and Patterns (2019) – FINAL (Including Late Scratch Of Haikal)

April 30, 2019 |

  What The Jockeys Aboard This Year’s Kentucky Derby Runners Will Be Wearing By Margaret Ransom **UPDATED TO REFLECT THE SCRATCH OF EARLY FAVORITE OMAHA BEACH AND LONGSHOT HAIKAL** 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 […]

145th Kentucky Oaks Silks Colors And Patterns – FINAL

April 29, 2019 |

  Full Field Set For Oaks 145, Worth $1.25 million By Margaret Ransom Following are the silks for the owners of the contenders for the 14 fillies who will race in the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (GI) at Churchill Downs, in post position order, with connections, riders and morning line odds. Multiple grade 1 winner […]

Arkansas Derby Is Last Opportunity For Sophomores To Make Kentucky Derby Gate

April 12, 2019 |

Winner Guaranteed to Run Under Churchill’s Twin Spires In Three Weeks By Margaret Ransom WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and Starlight Racing’s Improbable was installed the 8-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park. The Bob Baffert-trained son of City Zip, who bears a striking physical resemblance to last […]

Coveted Kentucky Derby Points Needed For Two In Lexington Stakes

April 12, 2019 |

  Derby Hopes On The Line For Anothertwistafate, Sueno By Margaret Ransom Contested at 1 1/16 miles over Keeneland’s main track, Saturday’s $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (GIII) represents the very last chance for Kentucky Derby (GI) hopefuls to earn enough points to make the gate for the Run for the Roses. This year, though a […]

Eleven Wood Runners Dreaming Of Kentucky Derby Points (And Roses)

April 5, 2019 |

Talented Field Attempts To Turn Around A 19-Year Derby Drought By Margaret Ransom Eleven runners whose connections have Kentucky Derby (GI) dreams will race nine furlongs over Aqueduct’s main track in Saturday’s $750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes (GI) presented by NYRA Bets. The Wood Memorial offers 100-40-20-10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the top-four finishers means […]

Game Winner, Instagrand Finally Face Off In Santa Anita Derby

April 5, 2019 |

Short Field Back Up Top Two Standouts By Margaret Ransom California-based champion Game Winner and the once-beaten standout Instagrand finally square off in a long-awaited matchup in Saturday’s $1 million Santa Anita Derby (GI), the West Coast’s major prep for the Kentucky Derby (GI) in four weeks. Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who has won […]

Rich Stakes, Kentucky Derby Preps Highlight Keeneland Spring Season

April 3, 2019 |

  Storied Racetrack Opens On A Thursday For 2019 Spring Meet By Margaret Ransom Every year racing fans know that spring has sprung in the Bluegrass thanks to the opening of Keeneland’s exciting three-week meeting held each April and this year the storied central Kentucky racetrack kicks things off on a Thursday for the first […]

Eleven With Kentucky Derby Aspirations Set For Florida Derby

March 28, 2019 |

  Field Stretches Out To Nine Furlongs In The Sunshine State’s Final Derby Prep by Margaret Ransom Juddmonte Farm’s Hidden Scroll was installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby (GI) at Gulfstream Park and is one of 11 whose connections are hoping for the lion’s share of the Road to […]

Louisiana Derby Offers Enough Points To Guarantee Winner Kentucky Derby Berth

March 22, 2019 |

  War of Will Seeks To Clinch Leaderbord with 40 Days Left Until Kentucky Derby By Margaret Ransom This year’s $1 million Louisiana Derby (GII) at Fair Grounds marks the first of seven Road to the Kentucky Derby races offering 100-40-20-10 points to the top-four finishers, which for all intents and purposes guarantees the winner […]