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Eight For 2021 Belmont Stakes

June 4, 2021 |

Essential Quality Favored Over Preakness Winner Rombauer By Margaret Ransom A talented group of eight sophomores, which includes last year’s juvenile champion Essential Quality and this year’s Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Rombauer, will race the 1 ½ miles over Belmont Park’s main track in Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park in New […]

Top Ten Belmont Stakes Upsets of Past 40 Years

June 3, 2021 |

Top Ten Belmont Stakes Upsets of Past 40 Years by Reinier Macatangay: Given the 12-furlong distance of the Belmont Stakes (GI), the third leg of the Triple Crown series, it is understandable why strange outcomes and heartbreaking upsets occur in this race. Without any prior starts longer than 10 furlongs, the 3-year-old horses head into […]

The Belmont Stakes is Rich in Racing History

May 17, 2021 |

The Belmont Stakes is Rich in Racing History: Two thirds of the Triple Crown is over, and the longest – and likely toughest – race any of these three-year-olds will ever run is upon them. The Belmont Stakes is called “The Test of the Champion,” one of the truest statements in horse racing. Only certain […]

Derby Winner Medina Spirit Favored For Preakness Stakes 146

May 15, 2021 |

  Despite Medication Controversy, All Systems Go For Rags-To-Riches Colt By Margaret Ransom Ten runners were entered for the 146th running of The Preakness Stakes (GI) at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland, including controversial Kentucky Derby (GI) winner Medina Spirit and his stablemate Concert Tour, both for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. The pair underwent […]

Field Set For 147th Kentucky Derby, Essential Quality Favored

April 30, 2021 |

  2021 Kentucky Derby Marks Return to May, Some Spectators Back For Live Race By Margaret Ransom Champion Essential Quality will break from position 14 for Saturday’s 147th edition of the Kentucky Derby (GI) and the undefeated son of Tapit was labeled the early 2-1 morning line favorite in the full field of 20 set […]

A Fun, Festive & Tasty Kentucky Derby Party Is In Your Future

April 27, 2021 |

  Having a Fun and Festive Derby Party is Easy By LATT Staff One of the most unique things about the Kentucky Derby, aside from the thrill of the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports, is the beautiful display of colors going on under the Twin Spires. In addition to the dashing duds donned by the […]

147th Kentucky Derby Silks Colors & Patterns (2021) – FINAL

April 21, 2021 |

  WHAT THE JOCKEYS ABOARD THIS YEAR’S KENTUCKY DERBY RUNNERS WILL BE WEARING By LATT Staff 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 most prestigious event in horse racing, nothing is more colorful than the silks […]

147th Kentucky Oaks Silks Colors & Patterns (2021) – FINAL!!

April 21, 2021 |

    FINAL Silks and Color Patterns for the Field for the 2021 Kentucky Oaks By LATT Staff Following are the silks for the owners of the field for this year’s Kentucky Oaks (G1) in post position order, with connections and morning line odds. Click on each image to go to their individual Equibase profiles. […]

Oaklawn Set for 2021 Opening on Friday

January 21, 2021 |

2021 Season Opens With Similar Look, Some Important And Significant Changes By Margaret Ransom Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, will open for its 117th season of live racing on Friday with a nine-race card featuring the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds, the first stop on the state’s lucrative path to the Kentucky Derby (GI), […]

2020 Eclipse Awards Finalists Announced

January 16, 2021 |

Authentic, Improbable, Monomoy Girl Are Horse of the Year Finalists Edited Press Release   The 2020 Eclipse Awards finalists (in alphabetical order) are: Horse of the Year:         Authentic, Improbable, Monomoy Girl Two-Year-Old Male:      Essential Quality, Fire At Will, Jackie’s Warrior Two-Year-Old Filly:       Aunt Pearl (IRE), Dayoutoftheoffice, Vequist Three-Year-Old Male:   Authentic, Nadal, Tiz the Law Three-Year-Old Filly:    Gamine, Shedaresthedevil, Swiss Skydiver […]