Lady and The Track | October 18, 2019

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Breeders’ Cup

Seven Juveniles Ready For Del Mar’s Best Pal

August 8, 2019 |

  Schrodinger Is 2-1 Morning Line Favorite By Margaret Ransom A field of seven 2-year-olds are set to race six furlongs in Saturday’s $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (GII) at Del Mar, the winner claiming the title as the West Coast’s top juvenile and leading contender for the September 2 Del Mar Futurity (GI). Formerly known […]

92nd Whitney Draws Talent-Filled Field Of Eight

August 3, 2019 |

California Shipper McKinzie Slight Favorite Over Locals, Dubai World Cup Winner By Margaret Ransom Four grade 1 winners highlight Saturday’s 92nd running of the $1 million Whitney (GI) at Saratoga, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI), set to be run at Santa Anita on November 1. […]

Vasilika Favored In Yellow Ribbon, Comical Faces Five in Sorrento At Del Mar Saturday

August 3, 2019 |

Turf Distaffers, Juvenile Fillies In Seaside Track Spotlight Saturday By Margaret Ransom Multiple grade 1 winner Vasilika will carry highweight of 125 pounds and likely lower odds than her morning line of 7-5 when she heads postward and faces eight in Saturday’s $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (GIIT) at Del Mar. The 5-year-old Jerry Hollendorfer-trained daughter of […]

Jim Dandy At Saratoga Draws Short But Talented Field

July 25, 2019 |

Four Triple Crown Race Veterans Square Off Again By Margaret Ransom Gary Barber’s Preakness Stakes (GI) winner War of Will, who ran in all three legs of the Triple Crown before getting a short break following his ninth-place finish in the June 7 Belmont Stakes, is back in action and is one of six who […]

Seven Set for Haskell; DQd Derby Winner Maximum Security Heavily Favored

July 19, 2019 |

With Heat Safety Protocols In Place, Monmouth Park Determined To Run By Margaret Ransom A field of seven talented 3-year-olds will go postward in the 52nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Saturday. The 1 1/8- mile Haskell guarantees the winner a spot in the $6 million Breeders’ […]

2019 Del Mar Summer Season Set To Get Underway Wednesday

July 16, 2019 |

Southern California Track Celebrating 80th Season By Margaret Ransom The 80th season of summer racing at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, California, gets underway on Wednesday with an opening day card made up of 10 races, including the featured $100,000 Runhappy Oceanside Stakes. The 36-day Del Mar summer meeting runs through Labor […]

Saratoga Set For 156th Season With Thursday Opening

July 10, 2019 |

Longer Seven-Week Season, Five Days A Week For 2019 Season By Margaret Ransom The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and thoroughbred racing in New York moves upstate 190 miles to Saratoga Springs for the 2019 summer season at Saratoga Race Course, which gets underway on Thursday. Post time for the first race for the 156th […]

Put The Horse First: An Opinion From A Dedicated Fan

June 25, 2019 |

  My Perspective: Hollendorfer Ouster A Tough But Necessary Decision By Mary Perdue Barely 48 hours ago, while filling my gas tank on the way home from volunteering at a therapeutic riding facility, I checked my email to find a News Alert from Thoroughbred Daily News, and shortly afterward, the Paulick Report, announcing The Stronach […]

Ten Set To Close Out Triple Crown 2019 In Belmont Stakes

June 7, 2019 |

  Tacitus Favored In Final Jewel By Margaret Ransom Juddmonte Farms’ Tacitus has been labeled the 9-5 favorite for Saturday’s 151st Belmont Stakes (GI) in what will be the colt’s first start since a fourth-place finish (third after the DQ) in the Kentucky Derby (GI) five weeks ago. Should the handsome gray son of Tapit […]

Nine Probable For Belmont Stakes

May 29, 2019 |

  Four Derby Runners Remain For Last Jewel Of The Triple Crown By Margaret Ransom With the two winners of the Kentucky Derby – the disqualified Maximum Security and elevated Country House – sidelined and waiting for the big summer races for sophomores, a wide open field of eight – possibly nine — is expected […]