Lady and The Track | October 15, 2019

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145th Kentucky Oaks Silks Colors And Patterns – FINAL

April 29, 2019 |

  Full Field Set For Oaks 145, Worth $1.25 million By Margaret Ransom Following are the silks for the owners of the contenders for the 14 fillies who will race in the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (GI) at Churchill Downs, in post position order, with connections, riders and morning line odds. Multiple grade 1 winner […]

En Garde, Kentucky! Master Fencer Has Arrived

April 28, 2019 |

  First Japanese-Bred Runner To Start in The Kentucky Derby By Augusta Hosmer Most North American racing fans associate Japanese horses racing at American racetracks with the wild-tempered Tapit colt Lani, who won the 2016 UAE Derby (GII) in Dubai and ran with mediocre success in that year’s Kentucky Derby (GI), Preakness Stakes (GI) and […]

A Horse to Make You Say “WoW!”

April 24, 2019 |

  Meet 2019 Kentucky Derby Contender  War of Will By Augusta Hosmer “Oh, William.” We can’t tell you just how many variations of the name “Will” we heard Kentucky Derby contender War of Will being called at the Mark Casse barn at Keeneland, but “William” was a definite favorite. After his strong work on the […]

What’s in a Name? Kentucky Derby Edition

April 22, 2019 |

  How Naming A Racehorse Works And Some Of The Unique Names On This Year’s Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard By Augusta Hosmer   Whether someone is a fan of horse racing or not, chances are a racehorse’s name has come up in passing that made them go, “How on earth did they come up with that […]

Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Points: What’s It All About?

April 20, 2019 |

Getting To The Point: An Analysis Of The 2019 Kentucky Derby And Oaks Leaderboards By Augusta Hosmer We are now just two weeks away from the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby (GI). The Lexington Stakes (GIII) and Arkansas Derby (GI) last weekend finalized the list of probable contenders for this year’s Run for the […]

Keeneland Week Two Was Loaded With Stars

April 16, 2019 |

  Horses, Celebrities, Military On Display By Augusta Hosmer God Bless America This past weekend left racing fans seeing stripes alongside stars as Keeneland, along with title sponsor Marathon, celebrated Military Day at the Races on an extremely windy Sunday. An enormous American flag was rolled out and presented on the track following race three […]

Arkansas Derby Is Last Opportunity For Sophomores To Make Kentucky Derby Gate

April 12, 2019 |

Winner Guaranteed to Run Under Churchill’s Twin Spires In Three Weeks By Margaret Ransom WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and Starlight Racing’s Improbable was installed the 8-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park. The Bob Baffert-trained son of City Zip, who bears a striking physical resemblance to last […]

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 […]