Lady and The Track | June 27, 2019

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Coveted Kentucky Derby Points Needed For Two In Lexington Stakes

April 12, 2019 |

  Derby Hopes On The Line For Anothertwistafate, Sueno By Margaret Ransom Contested at 1 1/16 miles over Keeneland’s main track, Saturday’s $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (GIII) represents the very last chance for Kentucky Derby (GI) hopefuls to earn enough points to make the gate for the Run for the Roses. This year, though a […]

Shadows On The Stretch: Five Unsolved Mysteries Of The Racetrack

April 9, 2019 |

  Exploring Five Unsolved Mysteries Of The Racetrack By Augusta Hosmer With Kentucky Derby (GI) season in full swing, the word “racing” generally conjures up images of fancy hats, sunny days, horses flying past the wire and fond memories of mint juleps and bourbon cocktails shared on the rail. For some, however, the track holds […]

First Three Days of Keeneland Leave Us Ready For More

April 8, 2019 |

  Opening Weekend Just A Glimpse At Exciting Meet By Augusta Hosmer The first day of the 2019 Keeneland spring meet kicked off on a beautiful sunny day and a rare Thursday, and a crowd of almost 12,000 united in the love of racing in the Bluegrass of central Kentucky. We were promised excitement, and […]

Keeneland’s Blue Grass Features Talent, Guarantees Winner A Kentucky Derby Spot

April 5, 2019 |

  Full Field For Kentucky’s Major Derby Prep By Augusta Hosmer On Saturday, racing fans across the globe will be united in anticipation as all eyes turn to the weekend’s stakes races in preparation for the 2019 Kentucky Derby (G1). The winner of the coveted $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2), run at Keeneland […]

Eleven Wood Runners Dreaming Of Kentucky Derby Points (And Roses)

April 5, 2019 |

Talented Field Attempts To Turn Around A 19-Year Derby Drought By Margaret Ransom Eleven runners whose connections have Kentucky Derby (GI) dreams will race nine furlongs over Aqueduct’s main track in Saturday’s $750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes (GI) presented by NYRA Bets. The Wood Memorial offers 100-40-20-10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the top-four finishers means […]

Game Winner, Instagrand Finally Face Off In Santa Anita Derby

April 5, 2019 |

Short Field Back Up Top Two Standouts By Margaret Ransom California-based champion Game Winner and the once-beaten standout Instagrand finally square off in a long-awaited matchup in Saturday’s $1 million Santa Anita Derby (GI), the West Coast’s major prep for the Kentucky Derby (GI) in four weeks. Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who has won […]

Rich Stakes, Kentucky Derby Preps Highlight Keeneland Spring Season

April 3, 2019 |

  Storied Racetrack Opens On A Thursday For 2019 Spring Meet By Margaret Ransom Every year racing fans know that spring has sprung in the Bluegrass thanks to the opening of Keeneland’s exciting three-week meeting held each April and this year the storied central Kentucky racetrack kicks things off on a Thursday for the first […]

Eleven With Kentucky Derby Aspirations Set For Florida Derby

March 28, 2019 |

  Field Stretches Out To Nine Furlongs In The Sunshine State’s Final Derby Prep by Margaret Ransom Juddmonte Farm’s Hidden Scroll was installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby (GI) at Gulfstream Park and is one of 11 whose connections are hoping for the lion’s share of the Road to […]

Louisiana Derby Offers Enough Points To Guarantee Winner Kentucky Derby Berth

March 22, 2019 |

  War of Will Seeks To Clinch Leaderbord with 40 Days Left Until Kentucky Derby By Margaret Ransom This year’s $1 million Louisiana Derby (GII) at Fair Grounds marks the first of seven Road to the Kentucky Derby races offering 100-40-20-10 points to the top-four finishers, which for all intents and purposes guarantees the winner […]

Rebel Rebel On Tap At Oaklawn Saturday

March 15, 2019 |

  Baffert Sends Out Favorite For Both Divisions By Margaret Ransom This year’s Rebel Stakes (GII) at Oaklawn Park drew an overflow field of 19 when entries were taken on Wednesday, allowing the Hot Springs oval to split the 1 1/16-mile feature into two divisions. The split wasn’t unexpected, however, as track officials a week […]