Lady and The Track | May 23, 2017

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Cloud Computing Proves Patience Is a Virtue With Preakness Win

May 20, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom During the springtime, Kentucky Derby (GI) fever is a real affliction. Ask anyone involved in racing. The connections of a handful of horses do their respective Derby points dances, say prayers to the Twin Spires Gods and perform all kinds of other odd behaviors, all in hopes of earning one of the […]

Ten Set for Racing’s Second Triple Crown Jewel

May 20, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Today, a field of ten 3-year-olds, including the reigning Kentucky Derby (GI) winner, will race 1 3/16 miles in the 142ndrunning of the Preakness Stakes (GI), well known as the second jewel to the coveted Triple Crown. Always Dreaming shipped to Maryland to prepare for Pimlico’s most historic and prestigious race two […]

For Always Dreaming’s Triple Crown Success, Pletcher Holds the Key

May 19, 2017 |

By Derek Simon Jim Thorpe was one of the greatest athletes of all time. In the 1912 Olympic Decathlon he placed in the top four in all 10 events and scored 8,413 points — a record that stood for nearly two decades. Thorpe played professional football, professional basketball and professional baseball. He was inducted into […]

Will Always Dreaming’s Sloppy Kentucky Derby Win Thwart His Preakness Hopes?

May 18, 2017 |

By Derek Simon There is a common perception among horse racing fans that an “off” track (one labeled anything other than “fast”) is a breeding ground for upsets. When this belief took hold is hard to pinpoint, but surely Jim Dandy’s 100-1* upset of Triple Crown champion Gallant Fox — by a resounding six lengths, […]

Using Trends That Matter to Handicap the Preakness Stakes

May 17, 2017 |

By Noel Michaels Following a 2017 Kentucky Derby that lacked a clear-cut favorite going in, but featured a potential superstar coming out in the form of impressive winner Always Dreaming, the Preakness Stakes features a field of ten. Of the 9 challengers expected to face Always Dreaming, five are coming out of the Kentucky Derby, while […]

Kentucky Derby Week 2017 Photo Gallery

May 16, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Following are images from the mornings and afternoons during Kentucky Derby week 2017 at Churchill Downs, including thrilling racing moments, morning training, paddock schooling and some backside fun. Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy! Photos ©Lady and the Track/Jordan Sigmon  

2017 Preakness Stakes Field Owner Silks Colors and Patterns (UPDATE 5/17)

May 16, 2017 |

Following are the owners silks for the this year’s 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes (GI), set to be held on Saturday, May 20 at Pimlico Race Course near Baltimore, MD. Kentucky Derby (GI) winner Always Dreaming will be back to attempt to annex the second jewel of the Triple Crown and was labeled the […]

My First Derby or How to Have Fun In the Mud

May 14, 2017 |

By Mary Purdue If you’re like me, you’ve always wanted to see the Kentucky Derby in person. It’s a “bucket list” item for lots of us. This year, when a friend bought tickets and offered one to me as a gift, I finally got my chance. Packing my suitcase a few days prior, I ditched […]

Stallion (Gelding) Stories: Funny Cide

May 13, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Fourteen years ago, a humble New York-bred gelding named Funny Cide burst onto the national racing scene with his mild upset victory in the 2003 Kentucky Derby (GI), becoming the first gelding to accomplish the feat since Clyde Van Deusen in 1929. Though Mine That Bird would go on to win the […]

Kentucky Derby Winner Living Proof ‘Dreams’ Do Come True

May 6, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom MeB Racing Stables, Brooklyn Boys Stables, Teresa Viola, St. Elias Stable’s and Siena Thoroughbreds’ Always Dreaming turned Kentucky Derby dreams into amazing realities on Saturday with his 2 ¾-length score in the $2 million running of the historic race held the first Saturday in May for 143 consecutive years under the Twin […]