Lady and The Track | December 14, 2019

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Street Band’s Distaff Represents Exciting Firsts For Her Connections

October 19, 2019 |

Horse, Owner, Trainer and Jockey All Seek Initial World Championships Victory By Kaeli Bartholomew @ChampsTrack When the bell rings and the 3-year-old filly Street Band springs from the gates in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI) at Santa Anita on November 2, it will be a moment of firsts for many — it will be jockey […]

Keeneland Saturday Recap: All About The Breeders’ Cup

October 6, 2019 |

  Win & You’re In Races Took Center Stage By Augusta Hosmer Spiced Perfection Lives Up To Her Name, Wins Grueling Thoroughbred Club of America What a ride from jockey Javier Castellano! Last year’s California Horse of the Year, Spiced Perfection, showed her grit in the 39th running of Thoroughbred Club of America (GII) at […]

Keeneland’s Fall Meet is Here And Loaded With Breeders’ Cup Preps

October 4, 2019 |

  First weekend stacked with stakes races, a  Sunday rematch, Breeders’ Cup talent, and some early Kentucky Derby points By Augusta Hosmer It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Fall is finally in the air (for how long? Who knows?), the leaves are turning golden, the Road to the Kentucky Derby 2020 has begun […]

Eight Rings, Eight Others Attempt To Earn Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Spot in American Pharoah

September 26, 2019 |

Baffert Seeks Ninth Winner In Santa Anita Staple By Margaret Ransom The connections of Eight Rings — SF Racing, Starlight Racing and Madakat Stables – are no doubt hoping for a little more than just winning luck than in his last race when he heads postward as the 9-5 favorite in a field of nine […]

Bast Looks Best in Chandelier Stakes

September 26, 2019 |

  Short, Talented Field For Juvenile Fillies Test By Margaret Ransom Baoma Corp’s Del Mar Debutante (G1) winner Bast was labeled the early 3-5 favorite in a field of six juvenile fillies in Friday’s $300,000 Chandelier Stakes (GI), a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge race guaranteeing the winner a spot in the gate […]

Pennsylvania Derby Lures Top Sophomore Stars, Local Favorites

September 19, 2019 |

Cotillion, Gallant Bob Complete Graded Stakes Lineup Saturday By Margaret Ransom The $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (GI), held every September at Parx, is for many a last-ditch effort to get a rich Derby win for the best of the year’s sophomore crop. With the title for who is the top of the division remains firmly […]

Big Purses, Breeders’ Cup Qualifiers Highlight Churchill’s September Meet

September 12, 2019 |

  Giant Purses Lure Top Stables, Jockeys To Louisville By Margaret Ransom This Friday Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, kicks off its annual boutique September meeting, presented by Commonwealth Technology, with a tremendous 10-race card loaded with rich purses, full entries and wagering options for every kind of horse player. The meeting lasts just 11 […]

Twelve For 150th Travers At Saratoga

August 23, 2019 |

Saratoga’s Feature Attracts Competitive Field By Margaret Ransom Juddmonte Farms’ grade 2 winner Tacitus was labeled the 5-2 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $1.25 million Travers Stakes (GI) at Saratoga and the gray colt will face off against 11 rivals for the 150th running of the Saratoga summer racing season feature. The Bill Mott-trained son […]

Pacific Classic Will Guarantee One Of Ten A Spot In Breeders’ Cup Classic Gate

August 16, 2019 |

  Shippers Seeking The Soul, Quip, Tenfold Stand Out By Margaret Ransom This year marks the 29th running of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (GI) at Del Mar, a race that has historically drawn some of the best stars from the older handicap division since Best Pal won the inaugural running in 1991. Since […]

Point Of Honor, Ulele Square Off In Alabama

August 16, 2019 |

  Budding Rivalry Takes Center Stage In Saratoga Feature Brian Bohl/NYRA Press Release After Point of Honor won a thrilling stretch-drive duel against Ulele in the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan in May at Pimlico, the two talented foes will rematch as part of an accomplished nine-horse field of 3-year-old fillies in the Grade 1, $600,000 […]