Lady and The Track | July 20, 2019

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Country House Elevated To Winner Of Kentucky Derby 145

May 5, 2019 |

  Following Disqualification of Maximum Security, Bill Mott Trainee Earns Victory Photos by Jordan Thomson

Champion Game Winner Favored In Kentucky Derby 145

May 3, 2019 |

Hall of Famer, Dual Triple Crown Winner Sends Out Three In Search Of Racing History By Margaret Ransom Following the stunning mid-week scratch of morning line favorite Omaha Beach from the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby (GI), Gary and Mary West’s champion Game Winner, who won his most prestigious race in the Breeders’ Cup […]

A Bob Baffert Kentucky Derby Trifecta? It Could Happen

May 3, 2019 |

  Trainer Bob Baffert Discusses His Three Kentucky Derby Runners, Says Another Should be Favored By Augusta Hosmer It’s a dream and an enormous accomplishment for someone to bring a single horse to the Kentucky Derby (GI) once, but leave it Hall of Famer and to two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert to bring three […]

Bellafina Favored In Longines Kentucky Oaks

May 2, 2019 |

  California Shipper To Square Off Against Champion Jaywalk Again, New Shooters On The Rise By Margaret Ransom Kaleem Shah’s multiple grade 1 winner Bellafina was named the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Friday’s 145th running of the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) at Churchill Downs. The $800,000 daughter of Quality Road who drew post position four, will face […]

“A Tough Pill to Swallow”

May 2, 2019 |

  After Scratch Of Omaha Beach, Trainer Mandella And Owner Rick Porter Put Horse’s Welfare First; Baffert, Other Trainers React By Augusta Hosmer “I think I might be allergic to the Derby,” Omaha Beach’s trainer, Richard Mandella, said at Churchill Downs Thursday morning. Racing fans are still reeling at the announcement on Wednesday afternoon that […]

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 […]

Kentucky Derby Travel Tips; What to Wear Around Town in Louisville

April 30, 2019 |

Kentucky Derby Travel Tips; What to Wear Around Town in Louisville: When considering what to pack for your visit to Louisville, KY for the 2014 Kentucky Derby, just remember that in the south, ladies usually look relaxed but still put together. So even when going casual, you will want to look polished. An easy way […]

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 […]

En Garde, Kentucky! Master Fencer Has Arrived

April 28, 2019 |

  First Japanese-Bred Runner To Start in The Kentucky Derby By Augusta Hosmer Most North American racing fans associate Japanese horses racing at American racetracks with the wild-tempered Tapit colt Lani, who won the 2016 UAE Derby (GII) in Dubai and ran with mediocre success in that year’s Kentucky Derby (GI), Preakness Stakes (GI) and […]