Lady and The Track | April 23, 2019

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What’s in a Name? Kentucky Derby Edition

April 22, 2019 |

  How Naming A Racehorse Works And Some Of The Unique Names On This Year’s Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard By Augusta Hosmer   Whether someone is a fan of horse racing or not, chances are a racehorse’s name has come up in passing that made them go, “How on earth did they come up with that […]

Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Points: What’s It All About?

April 20, 2019 |

Getting To The Point: An Analysis Of The 2019 Kentucky Derby And Oaks Leaderboards By Augusta Hosmer We are now just two weeks away from the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby (GI). The Lexington Stakes (GIII) and Arkansas Derby (GI) last weekend finalized the list of probable contenders for this year’s Run for the […]

Keeneland Week Two Was Loaded With Stars

April 16, 2019 |

  Horses, Celebrities, Military On Display By Augusta Hosmer God Bless America This past weekend left racing fans seeing stripes alongside stars as Keeneland, along with title sponsor Marathon, celebrated Military Day at the Races on an extremely windy Sunday. An enormous American flag was rolled out and presented on the track following race three […]

Arkansas Derby Is Last Opportunity For Sophomores To Make Kentucky Derby Gate

April 12, 2019 |

Winner Guaranteed to Run Under Churchill’s Twin Spires In Three Weeks By Margaret Ransom WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and Starlight Racing’s Improbable was installed the 8-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park. The Bob Baffert-trained son of City Zip, who bears a striking physical resemblance to last […]

Coveted Kentucky Derby Points Needed For Two In Lexington Stakes

April 12, 2019 |

  Derby Hopes On The Line For Anothertwistafate, Sueno By Margaret Ransom Contested at 1 1/16 miles over Keeneland’s main track, Saturday’s $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (GIII) represents the very last chance for Kentucky Derby (GI) hopefuls to earn enough points to make the gate for the Run for the Roses. This year, though a […]

Keeneland’s Blue Grass Features Talent, Guarantees Winner A Kentucky Derby Spot

April 5, 2019 |

  Full Field For Kentucky’s Major Derby Prep By Augusta Hosmer On Saturday, racing fans across the globe will be united in anticipation as all eyes turn to the weekend’s stakes races in preparation for the 2019 Kentucky Derby (G1). The winner of the coveted $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2), run at Keeneland […]

Eleven Wood Runners Dreaming Of Kentucky Derby Points (And Roses)

April 5, 2019 |

Talented Field Attempts To Turn Around A 19-Year Derby Drought By Margaret Ransom Eleven runners whose connections have Kentucky Derby (GI) dreams will race nine furlongs over Aqueduct’s main track in Saturday’s $750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes (GI) presented by NYRA Bets. The Wood Memorial offers 100-40-20-10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the top-four finishers means […]

Game Winner, Instagrand Finally Face Off In Santa Anita Derby

April 5, 2019 |

Short Field Back Up Top Two Standouts By Margaret Ransom California-based champion Game Winner and the once-beaten standout Instagrand finally square off in a long-awaited matchup in Saturday’s $1 million Santa Anita Derby (GI), the West Coast’s major prep for the Kentucky Derby (GI) in four weeks. Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who has won […]

Eleven With Kentucky Derby Aspirations Set For Florida Derby

March 28, 2019 |

  Field Stretches Out To Nine Furlongs In The Sunshine State’s Final Derby Prep by Margaret Ransom Juddmonte Farm’s Hidden Scroll was installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby (GI) at Gulfstream Park and is one of 11 whose connections are hoping for the lion’s share of the Road to […]

Louisiana Derby Offers Enough Points To Guarantee Winner Kentucky Derby Berth

March 22, 2019 |

  War of Will Seeks To Clinch Leaderbord with 40 Days Left Until Kentucky Derby By Margaret Ransom This year’s $1 million Louisiana Derby (GII) at Fair Grounds marks the first of seven Road to the Kentucky Derby races offering 100-40-20-10 points to the top-four finishers, which for all intents and purposes guarantees the winner […]