Lady and The Track | June 27, 2019

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Instagrand Favored In Gotham Return Against Seven

March 8, 2019 |

  OXO Equine’s $1.2 Million Purchase Returns After Seven Months On Shelf By Margaret Ransom Eight top sophomores from around the country are set to race a one-turn mile in the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (GIII) on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, the final prep for the Wood Memorial in a month. Once again this year, the Gotham offers […]

Tampa Bay Derby Draws Eleven Looking For Derby Points

March 8, 2019 |

  Pasco Stakes Winner Win Win Win Is Morning Line Favorite by Margaret Ransom Eleven sophomores were entered for the 39th Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, a 1 1/16-mile Kentucky Derby prep offering a $400,000 purse and points on a 50-20-10-5 scale for the top four finishers toward making the gate in Louisville in two […]

Kentucky Derby 2019 Leaderboard (Points & Non-Restricted Earnings, Updated 3/22/19)

March 5, 2019 |

  War Of Will Still In Lead On Eve Of Louisiana Derby Start By Margaret Ransom Following are point totals for runners looking to make the gate for the May 4 Kentucky Derby (GI), with non-restricted stakes earnings. Updated 3/22/19 All runners are Triple Crown nominated unless otherwise noted by an asterisk (*). Horse Trainer […]

Fountain Of Youth Draws 11 Seeking Derby Points

March 1, 2019 |

  Impressive Maiden Winner Hidden Scroll Named Morning Line Favorite By Margaret Ransom Eleven 3-year-olds are expected to head postward in Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (GII) Stakes, which headlines a 14-race program featuring nine graded stakes at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/16-mile main track feature offers 50 points to the winner to make […]

Kentucky Derby Road: Shippers Tackle Tough Locals In El Camino Real Derby

February 15, 2019 |

BAFFERT’S KINGLY & LOCAL ANOTHERTWISTAFATE HEAD FIELD OF 13 SOPHOMORES IN SATURDAY’S 38TH RUNNING OF THE $100,000 EL CAMINO REAL DERBY AT 1 1/8 MILES By LATT Staff (edited press release) A deep and competitive field of 13 sophomores has signed on to compete in the 38th running of the $100,000 El Camino Real Derby, to be […]

Kentucky Derby Trail Leads To Risen Star Stakes At Fair Grounds

February 15, 2019 |

  War of Will Back As Favorite After Impressive LeComte Win By LATT Staff (edited press release, by Ryan Martin) A competitive and wide open field of 14 sophomores will chase their Kentucky Derby aspirations in Saturday’s the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford – the second Road To The Kentucky […]

Ten Set For Sam Davis At Tampa

February 8, 2019 |

  Knicks Go Leads Field Looking For Valuable Derby Points By LATT Staff (edited press release) Grade I winner Knicks Go heads a field of 10 3-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 39th edition of the Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, the centerpiece of Festival Preview Day 39 Presented by Lambholm South at Tampa Bay Downs. […]

Oaklawn Park Set For 2019 Racing Season

January 24, 2019 |

  Rich Overnight And Stakes Purses Lure Top Horses, Trainers, Jockeys To Arkansas By Margaret Ransom Oaklawn Park near Hot Springs, Arkansas, kicks off its 115th live racing season on Friday with a nine-race card and a post time of 12:30 p.m. CT. This year the meet will be contested over 57 days and offers […]

Justify Defies, Makes History In Kentucky Derby 144

May 6, 2018 |

Colt Breaks Curse Of Apollo Giving Trainer Bob Baffert A Fifth Derby WInner By Margaret Ransom For such a highly regarded Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite, WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing’s Justify sure had a lot of people asking a lot of questions about whether he was up to […]

In-Depth Look at the Kentucky Derby

May 5, 2018 |

  It’s race day! Who do you like in the Kentucky Derby? By Margaret Ransom For the 144th time on Saturday — always the first Saturday in May — 20 of the best 3-year-old thoroughbreds will parade to the gate for the annual running of the Kentucky Derby (GI), quite possibly the world’s most famous […]