Lady and The Track | April 23, 2019

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Riley Asher-Stalbaum Is Up For The Task

July 5, 2018 |

  Teenager Represents Strong Future For Harness Racing By John Furgele When you mention harness racing to people, all the stereotypes come out.  Most will say that it is a sport for old people and that young people have no interest in it. Just when one might start to believe this, you hear stories that […]

Queen’s Plate Kicks Off Canadian Triple Crown

June 30, 2018 |

Overflow Field Set For Woodbine Feature By Margaret Ransom Saturday marks the 159th running of the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine, the most prestigious race for sophomores contested north of the American/Canadian border and also the race with the longest consecutively run streak in North America. Named for the sitting monarch in Britain (currently a Queen, it will […]

Race Of The Week: Eatontown Stakes

June 30, 2018 |

Monmouth Park Race Features Vulnerable Favorite By Derek Simon Saturday’s card at Monmouth Park features three graded stakes races, including the Philip H. Iselin (G3) for three-year-olds and upward racing 1 1/16 miles on the main track, the Eatontown Stakes (G3), a 1 1/16-mile turf event for fillies and mares, and, of course, the biggie […]

Mother Goose Takes Saturday Spotlight At Belmont Park

June 30, 2018 |

Seven Sophomore Fillies Test Second Leg Of New York Filly Triple Tiara By Margaret Ransom This year marks the 62nd running of the historic Mother Goose Stakes (GII), the second leg of the New York Filly Triple Tiara. Since Monomoy Girl, who won the Acorn Stakes (GI) back on June 9, won’t be in the Mother […]

Arrogate’s Journey: From The Record Books To A New Life As A Stallion

June 27, 2018 |

As the 2018 Northern Hemisphere thoroughbred breeding season comes to a close, we take a look back on the first year for superstar Arrogate, who retired in 2017 as North America’s richest racehorse of all time with more than $17.4 million in earnings. By Mary Perdue Late on April 10, 2013, at Clearsky Farms in […]

Ohio Derby Draws Two Kentucky Derby Also-Rans, Ten Others

June 23, 2018 |

  Flameaway, Lone Sailor Return From Triple Crown Trail By Margaret Ransom The last three winners of the Ohio Derby (GIII) used the Run for the Roses as a springboard to Thistledown’s signature race and, this year, two more who ran in Louisville on the first Saturday in May will make their appearance in this […]

Race Of The Week: Stephen Foster Handicap

June 16, 2018 |

  Handicap Stars Attempt To Secure Breeders’ Cup Berth By Derek Simon It’s a great day of racing at Churchill Downs on Saturday, with five graded stakes on tap, including the Grade 2 Wise Dan, which drew last year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile champ World Approval, and the Matt Winn, a Grade 3 affair that lured […]

Fleur De Lis Ladies Dreaming Of Breeders’ Cup Flowers

June 16, 2018 |

  Nine To Race Under The Churchill Downs Lights By Margaret Ransom North American-based distaffers get their first crack at qualifying for the Nov. 3 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI) in the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (GII) on the Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) undercard on Saturday night at Churchill Downs. This year’s Breeders’ Cup will, […]

Chocolate Martini Headlines Summertime Oaks At Santa Anita

June 15, 2018 |

  Six Set for Santa Anita Sophomore Filly Feature By Margaret Ransom The $200,000 Summertime Oaks (GII) will be run for the fifth time at Santa Anita Park on Saturday after being transferred from Hollywood Park when it closed in 2013. Formerly known as the Hollywood Oaks, the race kept its 1 1/16-mile distance as well as […]

Breeders’ Cup Challenge 2018 “Win & You’re In” Races

June 13, 2018 |

Breeders’ Cup Challenge 2018 “Win and You’re In” Races: The 2018 Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” series features 85 races from racetracks around the world in 12 countries, including 62 grade 1 events. Horses and their connections will look to secure a spot in the running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which […]