Lady and The Track | July 12, 2020

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Kentucky Derby

Filly Stands Out In Delayed Blue Grass Stakes

July 10, 2020 |

  Thirteen Will Run In Search Of Derby Points By Margaret Ransom A field of 13 was entered for Saturday’s $600,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (GII) at Keeneland, the signature event at the Lexington, Kentucky, oval every spring and though slightly delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic remains a significant stop on the Road to […]

Belmont 2020 Still a Classic Despite the Different Look

June 19, 2020 |

      Ten To Contest The First Leg Of The Triple Crown By Margaret Ransom Saturday marks the 152nd running of the $1 million Belmont Stakes (GI) at Belmont Park, which thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic and the suspension of all three Triple Crown races, will for the first time serve as first leg […]

Authentic Favored Against Six In Santa Anita Derby

June 5, 2020 |

    San Felipe Winner Returns In Rematch By Margaret Ransom Better late than never. Saturday’s $400,000 Santa Anita Derby (GI) is certainly a classic example of the old cliché, but even though the race was delayed two months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it drew a strong and talented field of seven talented sophomores […]

Maxfield Favored For Long-Awaited Return In Matt Winn at Churchill Downs

May 21, 2020 |

      Eighty Five Points On The Line For Churchill’s First Own 2020 Derby Prep By Margaret Ransom Godolphin’s homebred Maxfield, unraced since winning the Breeders’ Futurity (GI) at Keeneland nearly eight months ago, will face 11 other sophomores in Saturday’s $150,000 Matt Winn Stakes (GIII), presented by Woodford Reserve, on Saturday at Churchill […]

Split Arkansas Derby Highlights Saturday At Oaklawn Park

April 30, 2020 |

      Arkansas’ Signature Event Makes Impressive Substitute For Rescheduled Kentucky Original By Kaeli Bartholomew Sporting events all over the world have been postponed or canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but thankfully the horse racing show will go on this weekend at Oaklawn Park. Since the Kentucky Derby will longer be held on […]

Eight Rings Set For Sophomore Debut In Oaklawn’s Bachelor Stakes

April 24, 2020 |

    Grade 1 Winner May Make Rescheduled Kentucky Derby After All Oaklawn Press Release Grade 1 winner Eight Rings’ second chance to run for the roses begins Saturday at Oaklawn when he makes his 2020 debut in the $100,000 Bachelor Stakes for 3-year-olds at 6 furlongs. Probable post time for the Bachelor, the ninth […]

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 […]