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Arrogate Becomes World’s Richest Racehorse With Dubai Win

March 25, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom In a performance that will no doubt go down in history as one of the most impressive of all time, Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate captured the 2017 Dubai World Cup (GI) at Meydan Racecourse with a jaw-dropping last-to-first rally that left little doubt as to who the best horse in the world is. […]

Mind Your Biscuits Takes Aim at Golden Shaheen Glory

March 25, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon The New-York-bred star has found himself very far from home, but Mind Your Biscuits is right where he belongs, competing with the best the world has to offer in the Dubai Golden Shaheen (GI). The colt was joined on his journey to Dubai by fellow American sprinters Stallwalkin’ Dude and St Joe […]

King and His Court, Kitten’s Cat Headline Spiral Stakes

March 24, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon While the Spiral Stakes (GIII) has only come up with two Kentucky Derby (GI) winners in its 41-year history, it has proven to be a useful starting point overall for many top horses such as Hard Spun, Broad Brush and the filly Serena’s Song. The 2017 edition of the race has drawn […]

Arrogate Headlines “Duel in the Desert”

March 24, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Since the first running of the Dubai World Cup (GI) and Cigar’s amazing victory at Nad Al Sheba in 1996, some really talented American-based horses have taken their best shot in the great “Duel in the Desert.” Half of the winners over the last decade have been Americans, including dual Horse of […]

Master Plan Takes on the World in UAE Derby

March 24, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon The path to the Kentucky Derby (GI) for Todd Pletcher’s Master Plan has led him straight to the desert, where he takes on 15 other 3-year-olds in the UAE Derby (GII) at Meydan on Dubai World Cup night. Among the notable runners lining up to face him are Epicharis, Thunder Snow and […]

Stallion Stories: Affirmed

March 22, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Lexington, Kentucky native Wes Lanter has spent most of his life surrounded by some of the best thoroughbreds of the last generation. The veteran horseman served as both stallion groom and/or stallion manager at the most successful and popular breeding farms in the Bluegrass, including Spendthrift Farm, Three Chimneys and Overbrook Farm, […]

Aiken Trials 2017 Photo Essay

March 22, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Being the 75th anniversary of the trials, the Aiken Training Track had plenty of festivities planned throughout the day starting with a flyover from old military planes. The pre-race festivities continued with a visit from the Wells Fargo wagon. As well as 2017 Miss South Carolina USA, Megan Gordon. The festivities concluded […]

A Quiet Home of Racing Champions in Aiken

March 22, 2017 |

By Mary Perdue Many racing fans might be surprised to learn that 40 champions have spent significant part of their training career in historic Aiken, SC. The Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Museum, located inside the city’s historic Hopelands Gardens, features trophies, photos, news clippings and other memorabilia from noteworthy greats, including 2013 Belmont Stakes (GI) winner […]

LATT’S Top Kentucky Derby Contenders – 3/22/17

March 22, 2017 |

By Casey Laughter This year’s Kentucky Derby (GI) picture is as cloudy as it has ever been. On this list, there are four undefeated horses, but there are questions surrounding every single one. Is the eventual winner on this list? Possibly, but who? Gunnevera (Dialed In – Unbridled Rage, by Unbridled) – This colt from […]

Zenyatta’s Son Ziconic Second in Long-Awaited Return

March 20, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss’ homebred Ziconic, the second foal out of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, made his long-awaited return to racing on Sunday at Santa Anita, posting an impressive second-place finish in the afternoon’s fourth race, a one-mile maiden special weight turf event for 4-year-olds and up. The John […]