Lady and The Track | February 22, 2019

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Stallion Stories: Affirmed

June 4, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom (originally published March 22, 2017) Lexington, Kentucky native Wes Lanter has spent most of his life surrounded by some of the best thoroughbreds of the last generation. The veteran horseman served as both stallion groom and/or stallion manager at the most successful and popular breeding farms in the Bluegrass, including Spendthrift Farm, […]

Three Grade 1 Winners Highlight Beholder Mile

June 2, 2018 |

  Short Field Set For History-Rich Race At Santa Anita By Margaret Ransom This year marks the second official running of the Beholder Mile (GI) at Santa Anita, a race named for B. Wayne Hughes’ four-time Eclipse Award winner and fan favorite Beholder after her victory in the 2016 edition, then known as the Vanity […]

Stallion Stories: Silver Charm

May 26, 2018 |

  Bob and Beverly Lewis Colt Is Perhaps The Most Beloved Dual Classic Winner (Originally published April 4, 2017) By Margaret Ransom “Racing is a funny, interesting sport,” Lanter observes. “It has to be the only sport where you can go to the farms, or the Kentucky Horse Park, or the track and see the […]

Two Down, One To Go For Justify

May 20, 2018 |

Baffert Colt Will Seek Triple Crown In Belmont Stakes After Derby, Preakness Victories By Margaret Ransom By the time the Kentucky Derby (GI) winner makes it to the second jewel of the Triple Crown in the Preakness Stakes (GI) every year, it’s no secret he wears a giant bullseye on his back — the target […]

Justify Justly Favored In Preakness

May 19, 2018 |

  Kentucky Derby Aims To Put Dual Classic Winner on Resume in Historic Race By Margaret Ransom Though the Kentucky Derby (GI) has officially been run one more time than the Preakness Stakes (GI), Maryland’s most prestigious race is actually older than it’s red-rose-adorned counterpart and, to many, carries it’s own prestige. In fact, one […]

Use Preakness Trends To Narrow Down Exotics Contenders

May 19, 2018 |

Choosing A Winner May Be The Easy Part, Exotics Maybe Not So Much By Noel Michaels  The Preakness Stakes has mostly been a chalk-players’ heaven in recent years, and that trend is certainly good news for Kentucky Derby winner Justify, who is either at 2-5 or 1-2 odds on various morning lines and will surely be […]

Make The Perfect Black Eyed Susan

May 19, 2018 |

The Perfect Recipe To Make The Signature Drink For The Preakness Did you drink too many mint juleps and vow to never drink again on Kentucky Derby Day? Well, it’s been two weeks — long enough to prove to your friends that you are truly sorry about the lampshade incident… and the punch bowl incident… […]

Justify, Good Magic Headline Preakness

May 17, 2018 |

  Top Pair Will be Joined By Six Others In Pimlico’s Starting Gate By Noel Michaels The Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, will be run Saturday, May 19 — in its usual spot two weeks after the Kentucky Derby. With the Derby winner and runner-up heading to Baltimore for the […]

American Pharoah: From A Grand Slam Champ To A Grand Sire In The Making

May 14, 2018 |

  Excitement builds as Triple Crown winner’s first crop  come to the major yearling sales in 2018 By Mary Perdue It’s hard to believe it’s been less than three years since Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah thrilled racing fans around the world by capturing the first U.S. Triple Crown in 37 years, then capped it off […]

Watch And Wager On The Season’s Best Racing At Belmont Park

May 9, 2018 |

  Belmont Park Season Runs Through July 14 By Noel Michaels With all the hubbub in thoroughbred racing focused on the Triple Crown, it can be easy to overlook that, at the same time horseplayers are concentrating on the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, the new season at beautiful Belmont Park is already up and running. The 2018 Belmont […]