Lady and The Track | September 25, 2018

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Final Major Derby Draws Full Field At Parx

September 22, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom The Pennsylvania Derby (GI), held every September at Parx Racing, is for many a last-ditch effort to get a rich Derby win for the best of the year’s sophomore crop. With Triple Crown winner Justify safely tucked away at Ashford Stud in Kentucky, ready to embark on his next career as a […]

Cotillion Features Best Sophomore Fillies In Training

September 22, 2018 |

  Top Three Kentucky Oaks Finishers Back For Rematch By Margaret Ransom Though the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win & You’re In” series is taking a brief respite this weekend, that’s not to say that the World Championships won’t be front and center, especially at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania where a rich 13-race card with more than $2.55 […]

Godolphin Goes to $2.2 Million To Secure Session Topping American Pharoah Colt at Keeneland

September 10, 2018 |

  Hammer Falls On Impressive Colt From The First Crop Of Triple Crown Winner By Mary Perdue A total of 12 American Pharoah yearlings passed through the historic Keeneland sales ring and reported as officially sold on Monday during the first session of book one of the annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale, headlined by Hip […]

Dancing in the Rain: American Pharoah Yearlings Set To Shine at Keeneland

September 9, 2018 |

  Triple Crown Winner’s Yearlings Continue to Impress Buyers at Public Auction By Mary Perdue Heavy rain over the weekend thanks to Tropical Depression Gordon, including a flash flood warning for central Kentucky, will delay the start time for first four sessions of the the annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale marathon for two hours, allowing […]

Kentucky Downs: Turf Racing’s September Place To Be

August 31, 2018 |

  Franklin, Kentucky Track Offers Big Purses For Grass Stars By Noel Michaels Blink and you’ll miss it! High stakes turf racing is back at Kentucky Downs to begin the month of September, but you’ll have only five racing days over the course of two weeks to get in on the racing and wagering at […]

Juvenile Fillies Star On Both Coasts Saturday

August 31, 2018 |

  Del Mar Debutante, Spinaway Will Decide Division Leaders From New York and California By Margaret Ransom After an amazing summer so far, the Labor Day weekend marks the closing days of two of America’s premier racetracks — Saratoga and Del Mar. And, perhaps, the most exciting the thing about closing weekends at both tracks […]

Travers, Four Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races Headline Saturday’s Saratoga Card

August 25, 2018 |

(Breeders’ Cup Press Release) – Saratoga’s prestigious summer meets reaches a crescendo Saturday when the historic $1.25 million Travers (G1) highlights a card that is anchored by four Grade I “Win and You’re In” Challenge races and seven stakes overall. The absence of Triple Crown winner Justify leaves reigning Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) […]

Eight Names Entered For Del Mar’s Pat O’Brien

August 25, 2018 |

  Leading Candidate Ransom The Moon, Others Expected To Scratch By Margaret Ransom The names of eight horses were dropped into Del Mar’s entry box for Saturday’s $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2), with six runners coming from the barn of two leading trainers — John Sadler and Phil D’Amato. Agave Racing’s Bing Crosby Stakes (G2) […]

Pacific Classic Undercard Features Offer Tremendous Value

August 18, 2018 |

Del Mar’s Spotlight Race Saturday Supported By Three Top Graded Stakes By Derek Simon Saturday’s Del Mar feature races are the Del Mar Handicap, a 1 3/8-mile turf affair for older horses, and the Del Mar Oaks, a 1 1/8-mile turf event for sophomore fillies. Both offer full fields and both appear to contain vulnerable favorite. […]

Pacific Classic ‘What If’ Game For All Runners

August 18, 2018 |

Tidbits For Each Runner, Should They Win By Hank Wesch, Del Mar Publicity (in post position order; Beach View has been scratched) If The Lieutenant wins – It would make a first-try winner out of trainer Mike McCarthy, jockey Drayden Van Dyke and owners Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren…The Lieutenant would become the 18th Kentucky-bred, the […]