Lady and The Track | July 12, 2020

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Vale Dori Wins Fourth Straight in Santa Maria

February 11, 2017 |

(Santa Anita Press Release) Chalk players had an anxious moment prior to the start of Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes, as 1-5 favorite Vale Dori reared, ejecting jockey Mike Smith out the back of the starting gate in the process, but their fears were soon allayed, as the brilliant Argentine-bred mare made short […]

LATT’s Robin Buchanan Shares Her Top Moments of 2016

January 1, 2017 |

By Robin Buchanan The year 2016 started out great with the return of California Chrome and his win in the San Pasqual Stakes (GII) at Santa Anita in January, his first race back after a nine-month layoff. A great start to his 2016 campaign and I had the chance to enjoy Santa Anita again.   […]

Runhappy Happy at Claiborne Farm

December 14, 2016 |

By Mary Perdue In September of 2015, I toured Claiborne Farm for the first time as part of the annual Secretariat Festival in Paris, Kentucky. I wasn’t used to farm tours then and was starstruck by most everything I saw — the breeding shed where Secretariat was conceived, his grave with a lock of hair from his […]

Freshman Sire Focus: Dialed In vs. Union Rags

November 24, 2016 |

By Madison Feldhahn Race Records Grade 1 winner Dialed In had just seven starts in his three-year career. In his only race as a 2-year-old he broke his maiden in a Churchill Downs maiden special weight then went on to win the Holy Bull Stakes (GIII) at Gulfstream Park, where he beat eventual Breeders’ Cup […]

Jockey C.J. McMahon: Texas Chrome the Ride of a Lifetime

November 1, 2016 |

By Robin Buchanan Texas Chrome, who was a Lone Star Park yearling purchase, has captured the heart of many racing fans, especially in Texas. Currently on a three-race win streak, he will get a chance to capture one of the biggest races of the weekend in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (GI). With an exceptional career […]

Breeders’ Cup Challenge 2017 “Win & You’re In” Races

May 26, 2016 |

Breeders’ Cup Challenge 2017 “Win and You’re In” Races: The 2017 Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” series features 81 races from racetracks around the world, including 62 grade 1 events. Horses and their connections will look to secure a spot in the 34th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held […]