Lady and The Track | May 23, 2017

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For Always Dreaming’s Triple Crown Success, Pletcher Holds the Key

May 19, 2017 |

By Derek Simon Jim Thorpe was one of the greatest athletes of all time. In the 1912 Olympic Decathlon he placed in the top four in all 10 events and scored 8,413 points — a record that stood for nearly two decades. Thorpe played professional football, professional basketball and professional baseball. He was inducted into […]

Will Always Dreaming’s Sloppy Kentucky Derby Win Thwart His Preakness Hopes?

May 18, 2017 |

By Derek Simon There is a common perception among horse racing fans that an “off” track (one labeled anything other than “fast”) is a breeding ground for upsets. When this belief took hold is hard to pinpoint, but surely Jim Dandy’s 100-1* upset of Triple Crown champion Gallant Fox — by a resounding six lengths, […]

Using Trends That Matter to Handicap the Preakness Stakes

May 17, 2017 |

By Noel Michaels Following a 2017 Kentucky Derby that lacked a clear-cut favorite going in, but featured a potential superstar coming out in the form of impressive winner Always Dreaming, the Preakness Stakes features a field of ten. Of the 9 challengers expected to face Always Dreaming, five are coming out of the Kentucky Derby, while […]

My First Derby or How to Have Fun In the Mud

May 14, 2017 |

By Mary Purdue If you’re like me, you’ve always wanted to see the Kentucky Derby in person. It’s a “bucket list” item for lots of us. This year, when a friend bought tickets and offered one to me as a gift, I finally got my chance. Packing my suitcase a few days prior, I ditched […]

Wild Shot Romps in Pat Day Mile

May 6, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 6, 2017) – Calumet Farm’s homebred Wild Shot rocketed by pace-settingUncontested at the head of the stretch and romped to a four-length victory over No Dozing to win the 93rd running of the $250,000 Pat Day Mile for 3-year-olds. Trained by Rusty Arnold and ridden by Corey […]

Roca Rojo Edges Believe in Bertie to Win Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

May 6, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 6, 2017) – Sheep Pond Partners, Newport Stables and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Roca Rojo (IRE) edged a game Believe in Bertie by a head to win the 32nd running of the $300,000 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (GII) for fillies and mares. Trained by Chad Brown and ridden by […]

Paulassilverlining Prevails in Humana Distaff

May 6, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 6, 2017) – Juddmonte Farms’ Paulassilverlining moved past pacesetting Super Humor on the far turn and then held off a prolonged bid from Breeders’ Cup winner Finest City by a neck to win the 31st running of the $300,000 Humana Distaff (GI) for fillies and mares. The […]

Kentucky Derby 143 Analysis and Selections

May 5, 2017 |

By John DaSilva The day everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived. The first Saturday in May. The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. It is always tough to pick the winner of the race. This year the task becomes tougher as at least two inches of rain hit the Louisville area and made […]

Green Mask Reveals Talent In Twin Spires Turf Sprint Win

May 5, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 5, 2017) – Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask collared pace-setting Latent Revenge inside the sixteenth pole and drew off to a two-length victory in the 14th running of the $150,000 Twin Spires Turf Sprint presented by TwinSpires.com (GIII). Trained by Brad Cox and ridden by Javier Castellano, […]

Big World Shows Big Heart in La Troienne Victory

May 5, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 5, 2017) – Maggi Moss’ Big World took the lead shortly after the start and posted a 1 1/4-length victory over Romantic Vision to win the 32nd running of the $300,000 La Troienne Presented by Spirited Funds (GI) for fillies and mares. Trained by Tom Amoss and […]