Lady and The Track | October 15, 2019

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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 […]

Instagrand Favored In Gotham Return Against Seven

March 8, 2019 |

  OXO Equine’s $1.2 Million Purchase Returns After Seven Months On Shelf By Margaret Ransom Eight top sophomores from around the country are set to race a one-turn mile in the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (GIII) on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, the final prep for the Wood Memorial in a month. Once again this year, the Gotham offers […]

Tampa Bay Derby Draws Eleven Looking For Derby Points

March 8, 2019 |

  Pasco Stakes Winner Win Win Win Is Morning Line Favorite by Margaret Ransom Eleven sophomores were entered for the 39th Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, a 1 1/16-mile Kentucky Derby prep offering a $400,000 purse and points on a 50-20-10-5 scale for the top four finishers toward making the gate in Louisville in two […]

Kentucky Derby 2019 Leaderboard (Points & Non-Restricted Earnings, Updated 3/22/19)

March 5, 2019 |

  War Of Will Still In Lead On Eve Of Louisiana Derby Start By Margaret Ransom Following are point totals for runners looking to make the gate for the May 4 Kentucky Derby (GI), with non-restricted stakes earnings. Updated 3/22/19 All runners are Triple Crown nominated unless otherwise noted by an asterisk (*). Horse Trainer […]