Lady and The Track | August 19, 2019

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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 […]

Arlington’s International Festival Of Racing Lures World-Class Runners

August 8, 2019 |

  Robert Bruce Seeks Million Repeat By Margaret Ransom The fields have been set for Saturday’s annual Arlington Racecourse’s International Festival of Racing, which is highlighted by the 37th running of the Arlington Million (GIT), a race that has traditionally drawn some of the best turf horses in America and around the world year after […]

Seven Juveniles Ready For Del Mar’s Best Pal

August 8, 2019 |

  Schrodinger Is 2-1 Morning Line Favorite By Margaret Ransom A field of seven 2-year-olds are set to race six furlongs in Saturday’s $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (GII) at Del Mar, the winner claiming the title as the West Coast’s top juvenile and leading contender for the September 2 Del Mar Futurity (GI). Formerly known […]

92nd Whitney Draws Talent-Filled Field Of Eight

August 3, 2019 |

California Shipper McKinzie Slight Favorite Over Locals, Dubai World Cup Winner By Margaret Ransom Four grade 1 winners highlight Saturday’s 92nd running of the $1 million Whitney (GI) at Saratoga, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI), set to be run at Santa Anita on November 1. […]

Vasilika Favored In Yellow Ribbon, Comical Faces Five in Sorrento At Del Mar Saturday

August 3, 2019 |

Turf Distaffers, Juvenile Fillies In Seaside Track Spotlight Saturday By Margaret Ransom Multiple grade 1 winner Vasilika will carry highweight of 125 pounds and likely lower odds than her morning line of 7-5 when she heads postward and faces eight in Saturday’s $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (GIIT) at Del Mar. The 5-year-old Jerry Hollendorfer-trained daughter of […]

Jim Dandy At Saratoga Draws Short But Talented Field

July 25, 2019 |

Four Triple Crown Race Veterans Square Off Again By Margaret Ransom Gary Barber’s Preakness Stakes (GI) winner War of Will, who ran in all three legs of the Triple Crown before getting a short break following his ninth-place finish in the June 7 Belmont Stakes, is back in action and is one of six who […]

Seven Set for Haskell; DQd Derby Winner Maximum Security Heavily Favored

July 19, 2019 |

With Heat Safety Protocols In Place, Monmouth Park Determined To Run By Margaret Ransom A field of seven talented 3-year-olds will go postward in the 52nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Saturday. The 1 1/8- mile Haskell guarantees the winner a spot in the $6 million Breeders’ […]

2019 Del Mar Summer Season Set To Get Underway Wednesday

July 16, 2019 |

Southern California Track Celebrating 80th Season By Margaret Ransom The 80th season of summer racing at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, California, gets underway on Wednesday with an opening day card made up of 10 races, including the featured $100,000 Runhappy Oceanside Stakes. The 36-day Del Mar summer meeting runs through Labor […]

Saratoga Set For 156th Season With Thursday Opening

July 10, 2019 |

Longer Seven-Week Season, Five Days A Week For 2019 Season By Margaret Ransom The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and thoroughbred racing in New York moves upstate 190 miles to Saratoga Springs for the 2019 summer season at Saratoga Race Course, which gets underway on Thursday. Post time for the first race for the 156th […]