Lady and The Track | April 5, 2020

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Florida Derby Defies Pandemic, Draws Full Field

March 27, 2020 |

  Three Division Leaders Star In Sunshine State’s Feature Event By Margaret Ransom Sackatoga Stable’s Holy Bull Stakes winner Tiz The Law is the early 6-5 favorite in a full field of 12 for Saturday’s $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby (GI) at Gulfstream Park, the last prep event for the September 5 Kentucky Derby (GI) for […]

Twelve To Contest Tampa Bay Derby On Saturday

March 6, 2020 |

  Sam F. Davis Winner Sole Volante Is Early Favorite Tampa Bay Downs Press Release A field of 12 3-year-olds headed by Sole Volante will compete for the winner’s share of a $400,000 purse in the 40 th edition of the Grade II Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs. The […]

Road To The 2020 Kentucky Derby/Kentucky Oaks Races

March 2, 2020 |

  Kentucky Derby 2020 Prep Races & Results: The 146th running of the $3 million  Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) will be run Saturday, September 5, 2020, and again this year the field of 20 who will line up and race the 1 1/4 miles at Churchill Downs will be decided by a […]

Road To The Derby Points Leaders 2020

March 2, 2020 |

  Following is a list of the current points leaders for the 2019-20 Road to the Kentucky Derby, which will be held this year on September 5, 2020. European and Japan Road to the Derby guarantees a single spot each in the Kentucky Derby starting gate for the leading point earner in each division. Click on […]

Risen Star Split, Draws Talented Fields For Both Divisions

February 13, 2020 |

  Well-Bred Tapit Colt Is Early Favorite In First Division By Margaret Ransom Last month’s Lecomte Stakes (GIII) winner Enforceable and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) runner-up Anneau d’Or the two divisions of Saturday’s Risen Star (GII), presented by Lamarque Ford-Lincoln at Fair Grounds. Both divisions drew nearly full and talented fields of sophomores whose connections […]

What to Wear to Preakness

May 8, 2019 |

After the elaborate hat show at the Kentucky Derby, many of us wonder what the heck to wear to the Preakness. Even though the second leg of the Triple Crown is widely know as having a bigger party atmosphere than the Kentucky Derby, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress the part. Fashionistas agree that dressing for […]

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

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 […]

“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 […]

*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 […]